Louise O’Keeffe, who was sexually abused by her teacher in a Co Cork primary school in the 1970s, has been named Cork Person of the Month. Photo Garrett White/Collins Court

Sex abuse survivor Louise O’Keeffe was yesterday named Cork Person of the Month in recognition of her many decades of battling for justice, whe(...)

Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald has launched a scathing attack on the Government parties, accusing them of failing to stand up for Irish citizens. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald has launched a scathing attack on the Government parties, accusing them of failing to stand up for Irish cit(...)

Louise O’Keeffe: apology to her was a meaningless contrivance. Photograph: Garrett White / Collins Court

The responses of Enda Kenny and Eamon Gilmore to the European Court of Human Rights judgment in the Louise O’Keeffe case may have been a contrivance, (...)

 Minister for Education  Ruairí Quinn has promised “a fair and reasonable outcome” for those involved in school child abuse cases. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn has promised “a fair and reasonable outcome” for those involved in school child abuse cases.At the weekly cabinet (...)

Louise O’Keeffe: she has accepted an apology from the Taoiseach

The Government is leaning against the adoption of a formal redress scheme for victims of abuse in State-run schools in its eventual response to the Lo(...)

“Wronged as a child and challenged with lies, Louise O’Keeffe reached for the truth, a truth that could never escape her and emerge as something else. A truth that was brought to heel by the European Court of Human Rights.”

I was working late the other night, accompanied by a friend, waiting around to grab some quotes from people, when he asked, “do you ever just make thi(...)

The Labour Party will promise voters in large urban areas a 15 per cent cut in property tax as part of its local elections manifesto, Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore confirmed today.

The Labour Party will promise voters in large urban areas a 15 per cent cut in property tax as part of its local elections manifesto, Tánaiste Eamon G(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny with Minister for Children  Frances Fitzgerald at the official launch of the Child and Family Agency Tusla, in Dublin Castle yesterday. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has pledged the Government will act within a matter of weeks to draft child protection legislation for schoolchildren as requeste(...)

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore told Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald, who called for an apology for every school victim of abuse, that the judgment had “very profound implications for the patronage system of schools and for the relationship now between the State and patrons of schools”.

The implications of the European Court of Human Rights judgment in the Louise O’Keeffe abuse case are “very profound”, Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has told(...)

Minister for Children Frances Fitzgerald said the new agency will be the first time a single State body focuses on  child and family services. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said that the new Child and Family Agency provided a “once in a lifetime opportunity” to reform child protection and welfare (...)

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