Stephen Hughes

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About one-quarter of  people with tinnitus report it is distressing and debilitating. It can be linked with social withdrawal, an inability to concentrate, an avoidance of loud places, anxiety, depression or – in about 1 per cent of cases – suicidal ideation.

An Irish made tongue-stimulation device has proved effective in treating 80 per cent of people suffering from tinnitus in clinical trials in Dublin an(...)

The teacher received a three-year jail sentence with two years suspended.

A substitute teacher who had sex with a 16-year-old boy who was her pupil has been jailed for one year. The woman was aged 23 at the time of both of(...)

A female teacher (24) has returned to court over the alleged defilement of a male student.

A female teacher (24) accused of engaging in a sex act with a teenage boy told a Garda detective “I met him in an over 18s nightclub” when she was fur(...)

 Stephen Hughes: died in a fire in Tallaght in 2001

A man who set fire to a makeshift den in Tallaght, causing the death of a 12-year-old boy, has lost an appeal against the severity of his 15-year pris(...)

Pamela Joyce at Dublin Coroner’s Court.

A father and his three-year-old son drowned after becoming trapped in a ditch while using a short-cut into an estate, an inquest heard on Tuesday. Se(...)

UK bound: Irish construction firms rely heavily on the British market, exporting everything from timber and precast concrete to architectural and engineering services. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Nearly half of Enterprise Ireland-supported construction firms have reduced their exposure to the UK in advance of Brexit, with some 70 per cent said (...)

Ross O’Neill of Neuromod Devices with a Mutebutton

For some it’s a high-pitched drone, for others a whooshing, hissing or buzzing. The layman’s name for it is “ringing in your ears”. The medical term i(...)

A file image of Stephen Hughes (12) who died in a fire in a makeshift den where he was sleeping overnight. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

The man convicted last month of causing the death of a boy 13 years ago by setting fire to a children’s makeshift den has received a 15-year prison (...)

Stephen Hughes’s mother, Elizabeth, leaves court after the sentencing of Dermot Griffin, of Ballyfermot Road in Dublin, who had been found guilty of manslaughter, was adjourned. Photograph: Collins Courts

The man convicted last month of causing the death of a boy 13 years ago by setting a children’s makeshift den on fire has a criminal record going b(...)

The jury found Dermot Griffin (54) of Ballyfermot Road guilty following a 13-day trial. Photograph:Frank Miller /The Irish Times

A man has been found guilty of setting a children’s makeshift den on fire causing the death of a boy more than 13 years ago. Stephen Hughes was 12 yea(...)

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