CervicalCheck inquiry team returning to US
The team investigating the CervicalCheck crisis will travel to America within weeks to examine the outsourcing of Irish smear tests by a Texas laboratory to labs in Honolulu, Florida and Las...
The team investigating the CervicalCheck crisis will travel to America within weeks to examine the outsourcing of Irish smear tests by a Texas laboratory to labs in Honolulu, Florida and Las...
The Criminal Assets Bureau (CAB) has passed information on two solicitors to the Law Society after becoming concerned about the work they were carrying out for clients who were targets...
Former Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan could bear the cost of civil actions arising from the damning findings of the Disclosures Tribunal.
The Disclosures Tribunal report shows how a terrible wrong can take on a life of its own once it gets into the public domain; puffed up on political rhetoric, distorted by agendas, fuelled by lies.
A man who was shot in the head by gangland killers on his front doorstep in north Dublin on Friday night had been warned by gardai of a possible threat to his life.
The garda onslaught on the Kinahan crime cartel continued yesterday with the seizure of an estimated €1.2m in Dublin and Wexford.
The landlord of an office block owned by Larry Goodman proposed to charge an additional fee of €269,000 a year to new government tenants for around-the-clock access to the building.
The Government should provide equal access to potentially life-saving immunotherapy treatments, cancer experts have told the Minister for Health Simon Harris.
The report of the Commission on the Future of Policing in Ireland published last week took rank-and-file members by surprise. Mostly because of how much it appeared to have come down on their side. It charted how they long felt undervalued and neglected, complained of nepotism and favouritism, how they were often pulled away from frontline policing to other duties, and condemned the hated work roster - the bane of many a garda's life - as not fit for purpose.
Irish Water is still in talks with five local authorities to allow contractors, hired by the utility company, access to their areas to "find and fix" leaks, as the water supply remains at critical levels because of drought and with up 50pc of supply leaking from the system.
As many as 300 people mostly working in low-paid jobs in Ireland could have been recruited into an extensive money-laundering network linked to West African criminals involved in cybercrime.
Pope Francis told survivors of clerical abuse that he was "determined" to investigate the cover-up of child abuse and corruption in the Vatican, but that it would "take time".
Only four private nursing homes have taken part in a Department of Health review of extra fees charged on residents.
Shortly after 2pm, Damian O'Farrell set off from his home off Griffith Avenue in north Dublin to meet the Pope. He was instructed to be at Archbishop's House in nearby Drumcondra for 3pm and to be...
The former billionaire, Sean Quinn claims he is "not losing any sleep" over his ambitions to buy back the business empire he founded and spectacularly...
He was a 25-year-old computer geek with a well-groomed goatee who lived in a semi-d in Wicklow with his unsuspecting parents, not the sort you would consider the target of an international police investigation.
THE Office of Public Works has rejected the claims of a former senior employee that it has wasted taxpayers' money.
Gardai have received "significant" new information about Deirdre Jacob since launching a murder investigation two months ago.
A landmark case could see residents in private nursing homes receive a significant windfall as part of an appeal over the charging of commercial rates on care facilities and buildings.
A garda probe, launched after an intruder drove through the wide-open gates of Aras An Uachtarain and accosted President Michael D Higgins in his office, will focus on where the security detail assigned to him was during the incident.
As the medical profession mulls over the apology Dr Gabriel Scally says it owes to those caught up in the CervicalCheck scandal, the affected women and their families are getting on with it.
The health service and the Department of Health will help women harmed by the CervicalCheck crisis with guidance on adoption.
Mairia Cahill has called on Sinn Fein leader Mary Lou McDonald to apologise to her again - but this time for the way the party treated her after she went public with her account of being abused by an IRA member.
The 221 women and families affected by the CervicalCheck fiasco have been invited to meet for the first time at the inaugural event organised by the support group founded by campaigners Vicky Phelan, and Stephen Teap.
The new owners of Sean Quinn's business empire fear that a renewed campaign of violence against the company could result in deaths or serious injuries.
A second cardinal has pulled out of the World Meeting of Families as controversy over the Catholic Church's handling of clerical sex abuse in the US continues ahead of the Pope's visit here next weekend.
The former President, Mary McAleese, will tomorrow endorse an international academic study challenging Catholic Church teaching that homosexuality is "intrinsically disordered", placing the issue of the Vatican's treatment of gay Catholics centre stage ahead of the Pope's visit.
The Garda's 'cold case' team works slowly and methodically. It took more than 12 months to complete a review of Deirdre Jacob's disappearance.
Private nursing home owners were urged to consider making "full utilisation" of extra charges, new records reveal.
Margaret Cash has emerged from her homeless ordeal of sleeping with her children in a Garda station with a temporary roof overhead but reeling from an online savaging.
A hard border as a result of Britain crashing out of the EU would be "impossible" to police, a senior garda has warned.
Flaunting cash while hiding it from the authorities requires a delicate balancing act beyond most criminals.
Almost 700 unexpected deaths of older people in nursing homes last year should be investigated by the health watchdog, an advocacy group has claimed.
EMMA Mhic Mhathuna says she was trying to take some of the "heat" out of the CervicalCheck scandal by urging people to support the Taoiseach and direct their anger at the American laboratories.
Vicky Phelan will challenge the Taoiseach on his promise that no women caught up in the CervicalCheck screening scandal would have to go to court at a meeting this Wednesday, as fresh pressure grows on the Government over its handling of the crisis.
Ruth Morrissey (37) wore a pretty floral dress and sandals for the occasion of her High Court appearance. She has no hair as a result of chemotherapy and her cheeks dimpled when she smiled down at the lawyers from the witness box. At one point, there were 17 lawyers in Court 2 ranged against the woman with no hair.
Brian O'Callaghan-Westropp and Zoe Holohan exchanged their wedding vows under a cloudless sky. In the photographs taken at the reception at Clonabreany House in Kells, Co Meath, they beamed into camera, both looking radiant.
A simple question asking Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan for his view on a controversial Church of Scientology centre prompted a flurry of emails among officials in his department, with one official wondering what "cults" had to do with the minister.
Micheal Martin has claimed the Government's contingency planning on Brexit is "late in the day" and raised concern over relations between Dublin and London, which he said are "poor".
The Pope's visit to Ireland next month will take an estimated €5m out of the annual garda budget, according to informed sources in the force.
The prospect of a presidential election is providing a zing of energy to cut through the torpid heat and drought. Since Michael D Higgins's declaration last Tuesday week that he intends to seek another seven-year term, names of possible rivals have bubbled to the surface.
Ciara Kelly has revealed she is quitting Operation Transformation to concentrate on new writing and broadcasting opportunities.
A group of parents in a small rural village were invited to a meeting with An Garda Siochana over allegations of inappropriate treatment of their children by management of their parish school.
There was nothing heroic looking about the mutt that wandered on to Yale university campus where American soldiers were being drilled for war 100 years ago. He was just a homeless dog scavenging for food, no doubt a delightful distraction to young soldiers preparing for trench warfare far away from home.
Gardai are preparing to interview pupils at a rural primary school after a group of parents made allegations of inappropriate behaviour against the management.
A garda sergeant who was jailed for sending abusive letters is in prison on full pay.
Vicky Phelan is to seek government funding for an independent advocacy group for the women and families impacted by the scandal.
Householders should prepare for night-time water outages by the end of this month unless the country gets two weeks of consistent rain, a leading climate expert has warned.
A Garda sergeant crept through the front garden of a house to peer into a ground-floor window. Inside were two men he would later claim were engaged in a sexual act. Nowadays that sergeant could find himself in trouble for snooping on a moment of intimacy between consenting adults in the privacy of their own home. In the flatlands of Rathmines in the 1970s, the consenting adults were criminals.
The Minister for Health is coming under pressure to open up access to a potentially life-saving immunology drug that was extended to women caught up in the cervical cancer controversy.
The wall of silence surrounding the murder of Cameron Reilly that persists a month after his death has been blamed on the intimidation of teenagers and their families by drug dealers with dissident republican links.
Last November, a woman with little English but a lot of grit flew from Brazil to Ireland, to testify against a man who sexually assaulted her in a car three years earlier in Dublin. Her attacker found her on the dating app Tinder, a factor that featured large in his trial.
The Government is to support an historic motion to apologise to gay people who were convicted because of their sexuality.
The health service is seeking to recruit extra geneticists to test children for birth defects caused by an epilepsy drug taken by their mothers during pregnancy.
The Government is offering a reduced mileage rate to women with cervical cancer who were not told that their smears were misread.
Devastated Pete Taylor has spoken of being “utterly heartbroken” following the deadly gun attack at Bray Boxing Club which claimed the life of his friend.
In October 2015, when David Drumm was locked up in a US jail awaiting extradition to Ireland, relatives, neighbours, colleagues wrote glowing references to the presiding judge attesting to his fine character. His wife, Lorraine, begged Judge Donald Cabell to allow him home to her and their two daughters. He was her "best friend", the "love of her life" and her "rock", she wrote.
The future of Bray Boxing Club is expected to be reviewed by the local authority following the gun attack that left one man dead and injured two others.
The HSE has been accused of failing to release medical records to a woman who, according to her solicitor, is dying from cervical cancer.
Teenagers who were drinking with student Cameron Reilly in the hours before he was killed have handed in their mobile phones to be examined by gardai investigating his murder. They are among a group of up to 20 youngsters who were with Cameron the night before the 18-year-old's body was discovered in a field in Dunleer, Co Louth.
The Finance Minister is facing renewed calls to introduce independent oversight of the spiralling "€100,000-a-day" costs of winding up the former Anglo Irish Bank.
Teenagers who were drinking with Cameron Reilly in the hours before he was beaten and strangled have handed in their phones to be examined by gardai investigating his murder.
Mark Hennessy parked his black Nissan Qashqai in the car park on Church Road in Ballybrack. He walked across the road to the Ramblers Rest pub.
Five years ago, Dr Rhona Mahony, the Master of the National Maternity Hospital, emerged from an Oireachtas committee having made her first public foray into the abortion debate.
In the three weeks since Vicky Phelan exposed the failings in CervicalCheck cancer screening programme, a conveyor belt of health managers appeared before six Oireachtas committees.
A 13-year-old boy has told gardai that he was attacked by two men close to the derelict farm where Ana Kriegel was later murdered.
The derelict site where 14-year-old Anastasia Kriegel was violently murdered was once a working farm. There are remnants of two large barns with rounded roofs. Three crumbling stone buildings with no doors or windows face onto the dusty yard and a more recently built block shed.
Despite two Oireachtas committee hearings and robust grillings, politicians have failed to get the answers as to who knew what and when in the CervicalCheck crisis.
Grace Rattigan couldn't bring herself to tune into the unfolding scandal about CervicalCheck. Her mother, Catherine Reck, died of cervical cancer a year after she was diagnosed.
A grieving daughter has revealed that her mother was one of the 17 women who died after receiving incorrect smear test results.
Within 48 hours of terminally ill cancer patient Vicky Phelan settling the court action for her misread smear test, the clinical director of CervicalCheck cut short a trip abroad to come home and face the storm.
IN the coming weeks, a number of women who are gravely ill with cervical cancer are expected to begin legal proceedings. They are among the 209 women at the heart of one of the biggest public health scandals in recent years. For most, all they knew was that they had cancer.
Women with advanced cervical cancer who were caught up in the CervicalCheck scandal are to issue legal proceedings as early as this week which their lawyers will seek to fast-track through the courts.
Vicky Phelan's little girl Amelia knows all about survival. She was diagnosed with congenital toxoplasmosis weeks before she was born and four years ago suffered serious injuries in an accidental fire at their home. She is now 12 and doing just fine, according to her mum.
Health Minister Simon Harris has come out firmly on the side of open disclosure, saying patients have a right to know of errors on their medical files.
Twelve cases of alleged human trafficking in the Irish fishing industry have been reported to An Garda Siochana since July last year.
Gardai upgraded the death of a Romanian man to homicide after police in the victim's home country launched a murder investigation into the man's killing.
When a scout leader was convicted in 2015 of abusing six children on camping trips in the 1970s and 1980s, Scouting Ireland issued a heartfelt and apologetic statement, assuring parents of its adherence to the highest child protection standards.
Family doctors in Dublin North Central see more public patients than anywhere else in the country, with an average of 1,217 patients for each GP, a new study shows.
A mother has expressed her shock after her 16-year-old daughter received abortion referendum campaign material in the post.
A smiling Joanne Ball posed in the countryside in her khaki parka with faux fur-trimmed hood in the photograph issued to the media after she was reported missing by her husband, Keith Lee, the night before Valentine's Day.
A PILOT diverted his aircraft yesterday to ensure 15 Irish patients en route to Wales for vital cataract procedures would not end up back on the health service waiting list.
A pro-life group sent a graphic begging letter to a schoolgirl seeking donations of up to €1,500 to stop "abortion on demand", sparking a complaint from the child's parent.
Gardaí mistakenly recorded intelligence on dead people on the force's Pulse system, according to an internal review of crime data.
An elderly woman has been forced into debt by the controversial extra charges imposed by her nursing home for social programmes and activities.
It is an ancient term that has featured on forms across the health sector over generations. Now Sage, an advocacy group for older people, wants the term "next of kin" dropped from healthcare forms after finding that most people don't understand what it means.
Gardai mistakenly recorded intelligence on dead people on the force's Pulse system, according to an internal review of crime data.
A UK anti-corruption outfit that campaigns against suspicious Russian investment in the London property market has turned its attention to a cluster of high-end properties in leafy Dublin 4.
Thirty-five years ago, 14 women gathered together on the plinth of Leinster House to celebrate their election as TDs in a political world dominated by men. They arrived there via different paths: some from the women's movement, some were from political families, some were activists.
A criminal suspected of planning attacks on the Hutch gang was foiled for the second time this year, gardai believe.
Before the internet or mobile phones or online bookings, more than 3,000 women a year travelled from Ireland to the UK to have an abortion.
Russian oligarchs with substantial investments in Ireland have been placed on a watch list by the US, the Sunday Independent can reveal.
Ambulance bases have been criticised for lax record- keeping on leave, overtime and expense claims but some are resisting change.
RUSSIAN billionaires placed on a watch list by the US Treasury over alleged links to the Kremlin have substantial investments in Ireland.
The men arrested ahead of a suspected assassination attempt in the ongoing Hutch feud last Wednesday were under Garda surveillance for days and were tailed from Dublin to the field outside Gorey where gardai believe they planned to exchange weapons.
A man believed to be the estranged husband of Joanne Lee was questioned by gardai about her murder yesterday.
A war of words rages across the water over the poisoning of a former Russian spy and his daughter in Salisbury. In equally leafy Dublin 6, however, it seems the Kremlin has been quietly doing its bit to help the Irish housing crisis.
Tina Satchwell's husband Richard opened the door of his three-storey townhouse in Youghal last Thursday night, wearily surveying the latest press to land on his doorstep.
A cyber expert has attacked the Government as a "boys club" that wants to "cosy up to big tech" by setting the digital age of consent at 13, in the wake of the jailing of online sex predator Kieran Creaven.
A hit team intercepted by gardai yesterday were on their way to murder the Kinahan cartel's top target Patsy Hutch, a brother of Gerry 'The Monk' Hutch, detectives believe.
GUNMEN linked to the Kinahan drugs cartel were planning to assassinate a member of the Hutch family by tricking him into leaving his home in Dublin's north inner city, Gardai suspect.
Almost 1,000 Defence Forces troops and 350 vehicles were deployed to provide around-the-clock support to emergency services throughout the three days of extreme weather that brought the country to a halt.
Two of the biggest anti-abortion groups raised a total of almost €3m in public donations in a two-year period, demonstrating the earning power of a group that was last week said to be out-fundraising their referendum opponents.
Gardai must wait at least another week before speaking to a man who leapt from a flat window shortly before gardai discovered his former partner dead in the wardrobe.
Nine men appeared at a special court sitting yesterday after the looting of two supermarkets in south Dublin on Friday night.
NINE men appeared at a special court sitting yesterday after the looting of two supermarkets in south Dublin on Friday night.
When Katherine Zappone launched her much-welcomed €20-a-week universal childcare subsidy for hard-pressed parents last September, she appealed to creche providers not to spoil things by hiking their prices. Not everyone complied.
The crime scene did not sit right. Publican Tom Nevin was on his back on the floor of the kitchen in Jack White's Inn, a wound through his chest and a cheque book beside him.
Mobile phones and CCTV footage will form a key plank of the Garda investigation into the murder of Joanne Lee as detectives attempt to retrace her steps to find her killer.
The transcripts of the Kerry Babies Tribunal will not be put on public record at the National Archive at present to prevent further distress to Joanne Hayes.
The country's biggest pro- repeal groups are joining forces to campaign under one banner in the referendum on the Eighth Amendment.
The Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan has issued a damning indictment of Mary Lou McDonald's coronation as Sinn Fein leader by stating she was "chosen by forces in the shadows" of Gerry Adams's party.
The number of people with life-changing injuries waiting for admission to the National Rehabilitation Hospital has risen sharply.
Health officials raised concerns about a Church of Scientology-sponsored group that circulated glossy anti-drugs brochures to primary schools in Dublin's north inner city, records reveal.
Ireland's corporate watchdog is poised to investigate the online donations platform said to owe €3.8m to charities, as it emerged that a "small number" of Irish organisations may have been hit.