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There were delays of about an hour at many prisons as staff queued to be admitted to work when security arrangements were slowed, with longer delays reported at the Midlands Prison, Portlaoise (pictured). File photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Prison officers have been told by their union to withdraw their “goodwill” in an action designed to force clarity from the justice and health authori(...)

William Delaney went missing in Portlaoise, Co Laois, in January 2019

A murder suspect being questioned about the disappearance and killing of married father of eight William Delaney (56) just more than two years ago ha(...)

Minister for Justice Helen McEntee. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Gardaí are to prepare a file for the Director of Public Prosecutions on a prisoner suspected of making a bomb threat against Minister for Justice Hele(...)

Louise Lynam and her daughter Kiera, who has cystic fibrosis: Louise  was very worried about bringing Covid home as she works in a hospital emergency department.

Over the past year, Trisha Duffy Barber (42) has watched how the public has learned about the science of viruses, how they spread and how some people (...)

Private information relating to up to 1.5 million Irish Facebook users has been exposed in the leak, part of the leaking of 500 million profiles worldwide. Photograph: Josh Edelson/AFP

The personal data of hundreds of Irish people working in sensitive State positions has been exposed in a Facebook data leak, including that of gardaí(...)

Breda Delaney (1935-2020)

This article is one of a series about people who have died with coronavirus in Ireland and among the diaspora. You can read more of them here. If you (...)

Bernard O’Shea in Bernard’s Working Comics

Bernard’s Working Comics (RTÉ2, 9.30pm) is well-intentioned but never really comes together. The premise is that comedian and Republic of Telly regula(...)

Fire on Scar Mountain in Co Wicklow. Photograph: Wicklow Fire Service

A senior fire official has said he believes the major hill fire which swept through the Lough Dan area of Co Wicklow on Sunday was “started maliciousl(...)

MHC chief executive John Farrelly says: ‘Maintaining close linkages with friends, family and their community during their illness contributes to a reduction in stigmatisation of patients.’ File photograph: iStock

The practice of sending people with serious mental illness 50km away from their homes for inpatient treatment has been criticised by the head of the (...)

Gardaí said investigations are ongoing. Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty Images

Three men were arrested in Co Laois on Wednesday as part of an investigation into organised crime, drugs and firearms trafficking. Gardaí carried out(...)

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