Juvenile rape claim delayed by gardai for three years
A garda investigation into a complaint of rape against a juvenile was delayed for three years because of Garda inaction.
A garda investigation into a complaint of rape against a juvenile was delayed for three years because of Garda inaction.
Orla Church, one of the women caught up in the CervicalCheck controversy, has died days after the Health Service Executive and a US laboratory...
A former GAA sports coach who was arrested in the US on almost 400 child abuse charges last week is accused of grooming one of his victims by giving...
Last month, detectives from the serious crime review team drove from the Republic across the Border to the Quinn family home deep in the what was known as 'bandit country' in south Armagh.
ORLA Church, one of the 221 women caught up in the CervicalCheck controversy, has died days...
Mary Mitchell O'Connor has revealed her interest in swapping Leinster House for Europe, contesting the Dublin MEP seat being vacated by her party colleague Brian Hayes.
Gardai were last night investigating if a man who was killed in a shooting in Blanchardstown, Dublin 15, was an associate of an Estonian hitman with links to the Hutch-Kinahan feud.
The fallout from the forced eviction of a family from their Roscommon home continued this weekend with a second arson attack in as many days on the bank that repossessed the property.
The Irish Army has completed a confidential mapping of the Northern Ireland Border ahead of Brexit that has found substantially more routes into the region than previously thought.
There are 22 days to go before the roll-out of abortion services on January 1. It should be a historic occasion when the overwhelming support shown by Irish voters for a woman's right to choose becomes reality.
Mark was an excited six-year-old when he joined the Catholic Boy Scouts. His family was enthusiastic...
A 50-year-old street trader is suspected of becoming the latest victim of the Kinahan/Hutch feud after being shot at 12 times and struck by at least seven bullets.
The feuding drug gangs that caused lockdown and terror in the bustling town of Drogheda, Co Louth, grabbed headlines last week. But behind those...
The Criminal Assets Bureau (CAB) has identified hundreds of small-time criminals and rural crime gangs in every county.
THE Minister for Higher Education is to create women-only professorships in a radical move to...
A dissident republican crime gang, with a staggering €100m cash turnover, is the suspected owner of a half-built ghost estate close to the Border that was snapped up during the bust.
A secret coded ledger concealed in a hot press has revealed how one of Ireland's biggest cross-border crime gangs turned over a staggering €100m in seven years.
Gardai investigating the murder of student Deirdre Jacob hope to identify a number of new witnesses as a result of digitalising 20-year-old CCTV footage from the day she disappeared.
A country road runs through the flat townland of Ballyandrew, a long straightish route to nowhere in particular. It is mostly used by farmers, residents and dog walkers from the village of Ferns who like it because it's quiet.
For a nation reared on 'hang' sandwiches and 'beef or salmon' on special occasions, Ireland has grown to embrace cafe society - more than most of our fellow Europeans.
Garda HQ has instructed senior officers to conduct a trawl of current investigations that could be impacted by the landmark ruling on mobile phone evidence that was used to convict Graham Dwyer.
The groundwork had been done long before the one-time Estonian separatist turned gun-for-hire set foot in Ireland. The target had been located, his apartment had been cased and his movements tracked.
Gardai have launched a number of criminal investigations into allegations of abuse relating to Scouting Ireland.
Reports of alleged human trafficking in the Irish fishing industry have surged with gardai now investigating almost two dozen cases.
Gardai may receive formal complaints this week relating to some of the surviving alleged child abusers on file in Scouting Ireland.
THE Criminal Assets Bureau (CAB) has identified hundreds of small-time criminals and rural crime gangs in every county.
Less than a third of women with cervical cancer have accepted an invitation to take part in a Government-ordered review of their slides.
GARDAI investigating the murder of Deirdre Jacob have interviewed a prisoner who alleged that convicted rapist Larry Murphy was involved in her disappearance.
Directors and executives of Quinn Industrial Holdings have been advised by gardai not to park their cars in front of their homes, after the third arson attack in two months at the homes of key figures in the company.
Eoin Berkley abducted and brutally raped a Spanish student two days before he was due to appear in Dublin District Court charged with four separate offences.
Sandra Mulhall watched with a sinking heart as her son was driven away in the back of a Garda van. He wasn't in trouble, he hadn't even broken the law. His crime was being a 14-year-old child with autism in a county that didn't have the adequate emergency resources to care for him.
Tall and sporting a mohawk haircut, 24-year-old Eoin Berkley cut a striking figure when he approached the naive Spanish teenager on the Liffey boardwalk in Dublin city centre in July 2017.
With little fanfare and less debate, the people of Ireland deliverd a resounding vote to remove the crime of blasphemy from the Irish Constitution.
The Bon Secours nuns had a legal duty to bury children who died at the Tuam mother and baby home with dignity and decency and should make a "significant contribution" to the costs of excavating their remains, according to Ireland's special rapporteur for child protection.
Catherine Corless recalls a phone call from the Bon Secours order the morning after the storm broke on Tuam. It was 9am on a Monday in 2014, the morning after the newspaper headlines of the day before. The story - based on her research that 796 children could be buried in an underground septic tank at the former mother and baby home - was reverberating across the world.
The presidential election has delivered a blow to Sinn Fein's vote, with Liadh Ni Riada trailing in the polls.
The chronic shortage of child mental health services in the South East resulted in suicidal children being hospitalised - some for several days - over a four-year period, while they waited to be seen by a specialist psychiatrist.
John Fitzgerald was not your archetypal money launderer. He had no criminal past, he didn't have a drug habit and he didn't appear to have huge financial troubles either. He was a self-employed haulier from Tullow, Co Carlow, who drove his truck on and off the ferries at Irish ports on a weekly basis.
The Garda Representative Association has called in external consultants to investigate a complaint from a member of its executive council against other members of the committee.
THE chronic shortage of child mental health services in the South East resulted in suicidal children being hospitalised - at times "for several days" - while they waited to be assessed by a specialist psychiatrist.
The Disclosures Tribunal has cost Tusla more than €1m in legal fees for an inquiry that a judge found could have been avoided if the child and family agency had come clean on its mistakes.
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 Vegas.
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 of the bureau.
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. It makes the truth harder to find.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 on time. There he joined a small group of seven others.
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 lost after gambling on Anglo Irish Bank's share price.
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.
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.
A hard border as a result of Britain crashing out of the EU would be "impossible" to police, a senior garda has warned.
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 offering a reduced mileage rate to women with cervical cancer who were not told that their smears were misread.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.