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Extern  works with at-risk children, provides addiction and homelessness services, and runs Garda youth diversion projects.  Photograph: Alan Betson

A man who sexually abused a vulnerable juvenile in youth work charity Extern two years ago was hired despite a previous conviction for aggravated assa(...)

The committee heard that a 50% increase in funding for management and maintenance of halting sites and group housing schemes was approved earlier this year. File photograph: Provision

Local authorities are under “significant pressure” to increase supports to Travellers and “do not have all the resources to meet demand,” an Oireachta(...)

Irish Water has committed to undertaking refresher training for all water services teams across the country and reviews of the top 20 treatment plants over the next two-week period. Photograph: Getty Images

An alarm system failure at a treatment plant supplying water to residents of Gorey, Co Wexford, helped a “high priority disinfection incident” go unno(...)

The plants where the incidents took place were at Ballymore Eustace, above, which serves parts of Co Dublin, and a plant in Wexford that serves Gorey. Photograph:  Eamonn Farrell/Photocall Ireland

Minister for Housing and Local Government Darragh O’Brien wants Irish Water to have strengthened control over all water service plants in the immediat(...)

Flocking species such as swans have rapid flight but slow manoeuvrability. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

BirdWatch Ireland has warned that swan deaths similar to reported cases at Dublin’s Samuel Beckett Bridge could occur in greater numbers at a propose(...)

Details of the proposed scheme are due to be presented at the monthly Wicklow County Council meeting on Monday night. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Public consultation is under way on a major proposed overhaul of Co Wicklow’s principal traffic artery with officials expected to emphasise the multim(...)

Irish Water’s Brian Sheehan, Minister for Housing Darragh O Brien and Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly at landmark Arklow Wastewater Treatment Plant. Photograph: Naoise Culhane

Construction on a €139-million wastewater treatment plant for Arklow, Co Wicklow began on Monday, marking the end of protracted delays in the project (...)

The additional signage applied to the N5 road sign at the Dublin Road roundabout in Castlebar, Mayo which has since been removed by Mayo County Council. Photograph: Courtesy of MidWest Radio

A local authority has ‘sin-binned’ a road sign indicating the route to the Sam Maguire Cup for the success-starved Mayo senior football team. On Frid(...)

Clint and Donna Maughan with their children Rose (19), Mary Josephine (15), Ellie Kate (14), Lisa (11) and Leona (7), their granddaughter Chelsea (6), and parents Seamus and Josephine at their home in Castlebar, Co Mayo. Photograph: Keith Heneghan

A member of an extended Co Mayo family, who have had neither running water nor a secure electricity supply for more than 20 years, says they have been(...)

Eileen Rushe with her mother, Mary Rushe, at the Four Courts, Dublin, last March following settlement of her case. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

A cervical cancer patient who received an undisclosed sum in damages from the Health Service Executive for failings in her care has spent some of the (...)

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