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Peter Tyndallcalled for the  extension of the FOI act to all bodies in receipt of “significant” public funding.  Photograph: Alan Betson

Almost 40,000 requests for information were made to public bodies last year, while the Information Commissioner received its highest number of appeals(...)

Norah Gibbons was driven by a “profound sense of social justice and empathy”, President Michael D Higgins said.

President Michael D Higgins has led tribute to children’s rights advocate Norah Gibbons, who has died. Ms Gibbons, who was a qualified social worker,(...)

Tusla confirmed the care centre in Knocknamona, Letterkenny was closed indefinitely following a Hiqa follow-up inspection last week, amid concerns over staffing levels. Photograph: Alan Betson

Concerns have been raised for the welfare of two teenagers with mental health difficulties who have been moved 200km to a new residential care centre(...)