The scene of the crime on December 24th, 2017, at  Dún Laoghaire, Co Dublin, where  Stephanie Ng was assaulted. File photograph: Dave Meehan

In recent years the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has shown an increasing tendency to appeal sentences it considers too soft – b(...)

The scene near Dún Laoghaire Baths where Stephanie Ng was viciously assaulted. Photograph: Dave Meehan

The iPhone app was supposed to offer some level of reassurance – it would show the location of the 15-year-old boy as he moved around Dún Laoghaire an(...)

A view along the seafront at Queen’s Road, Dún Laoghaire. Image: Google Maps

A 15-year-old boy who attempted to murder a young woman in Dún Laoghaire after meeting her online was watching extreme pornography and accessing the d(...)

A man holds a placard depicting the story of David and Goliath at a demonstration in support of Greece, in Madrid last week – “It is sad indeed that this weekend, the Greek David in its confrontation with the Goliathesque champions of austerity is viewed with such contempt by the Irish government”. Photograph: Gerard Julien /AFP/Getty Images

Whatever about the Government’s disdain for Greece’s plight and what Syriza rightly identifies as the idiocy and unfairness of “extend and pretend”(...)