Peter Mcverry

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Increasing overcrowding in Irish prisons and the plight of the mentally ill in our jails are separate issues requiring different responses. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Familiar themes emerged last week around Irish penal policy. Unresolved issues have not gone away and some of the problems that dogged the prison serv(...)

Charities welcomed the overall decline in the past year though noted the increase of 59 children and 22 adults since September with caution. File photograph: Getty

The number of homeless, single adults in Dublin has surpassed 3,000 for the first time since records began in their current format in late 2015. The (...)

Since 2016, there has been a 56 per cent jump in the number of people imprisoned while awaiting trial or sentencing for “public order offences and other social code offences”. Photograph: David Sleator

Prison overcrowding is being driven by a massive increase in defendants being placed in pre-trial custody on minor charges, according to an internal P(...)

Janice Brady told Mr Justice Michael White on Friday that she wanted the system to leave her alone as she felt “smothered” by it.

A woman serving a suspended sentence for staging a murder victim’s suicide has been sent back to jail after a judge heard she has been charged with 33(...)

Antoinette Keegan speaking at a press conference last year as relatives of Stardust fire victims gathered at the announcement of a new inquest into the deaths. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

A woman who lost her two teenage sisters in the Stardust fire and has spent the past four decades campaigning to find out the cause of the blaze has b(...)

Pictured at the RDS are Anne Heraty, Chairperson of the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year judging panel and Roger Wallace, partner lead, EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Ireland programme. Photograph Naoise Culhane

Frontline staff with the Health Service Executive and An Garda Síochána have been chosen to jointly receive a special award at the annual EY Entrepren(...)

The high cost of rent for a single person is seen as one of the reasons for the rise in the number of  homeless single adults. Photograph: The Irish Times

The number of homeless single adults increased again last month, even as the number of homeless overall fell by 26, from 8,728 in July to 8,702 in Aug(...)

Debbie Byrne, managing director of An Post Retail, Dublin postman Conor Farrelly, Stephanie Nolan, corporate partnerships manager of Dublin Simon and Fr Seán Donohoe, co-director of the Capuchin Day Centre with one of the ‘re-cycled’ Pashley Pronto bikes. Photograph: Maxwells

The postman on his bike is a well-loved image, but, in a sign of changing times, An Post is now giving away its old bicycles. Letters have been larg(...)

Mick Finnegan was about 14 when he was abused by a senior figure in St John Ambulance. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Allegations of child sexual abuse made against a former senior member of St John Ambulance have been deemed to be founded, following an investigation (...)

Many charities have been forced to cancel parts of their fundraising programme this year and are running alternative events that comply with social distancing rules.

Charities operating in Ireland are among the many sectors struggling due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Many have been forced to cancel k(...)

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