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A statue of Prince Albert on the grounds of Leinster House will not be removed. The Oireachtas Petitions Committee said on Wednesday a petition seeki(...)

Ombudsman for Children Niall Muldoon: Foster mother brought initial complaint to him after she had fought in vain to advocate for the services that Molly needed. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A Tusla social worker advised the foster mother in the “Molly” case to complain to the Ombudsman for Children about gaps in services between Tusla and(...)

Fianna Fáil’s spokeswoman on disability called on Tusla to ‘get its act together’ regarding  services for children with disabilities.

The Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (ISPCC) and the Irish Foster Care Association have welcomed acceptance by Tusla of the Omb(...)

 Former Renua Ireland leader Lucinda Creighton, with her husband, former Senator Paul Bradford. File photograph: Alan Betson

Former Fine Gael TD Paul Bradford has moved to deny suggestions that he was interested in running for the party in Cork East where he previously held (...)

Particularly significant is the drop in thefts of handguns, from 12 in the period 2010-2013 to just one in the last three years. Photograph: Johnny Green

The number of legally-held firearms stolen during burglaries has fallen significantly in recent years, according to figures obtained by The Irish Time(...)

Cork foster service had  no system in place to ensure children were not placed with foster carers who had open allegations made against them, Hiqa found

An inspection by the Health Information and Quality Authority (Hiqa) has found major and recurring problems with the ability of Tusla foster services (...)

Ireland has the lowest number of judges per head of population in the EU. Photograph: Alan Betson

High Court judges are taking longer to reach decisions in cases, with some judgments being delayed for several years, latest figures show. After the (...)

Minister for the Environment Denis Naughten. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Government reached agreement with Fianna Fáil last night on a new system of waste charges, paving the way for a pay-by-weight regime to be extende(...)

The Labour Party has warned that the new system would open the door for ‘price gouging’ by waste companies. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

The proposed new regime for bin charges will introduced gradually over a 15-month period, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said on Tuesday. The pay-by-weight (...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny: ‘You have brought your children to a concert venue. You leave them outside as they go in to an adventure. To think some of them never came back.’ Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The bombing attack in Manchester was a “barbaric attack on children and an assault on civilisation”, Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fearghaíl told the Dáil. (...)

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