Mother sentenced to 28 days in jail on third prosecution for daughter's truancy

A mother has been jailed for 28 days after a court heard her daughter had missed 125 days of school out of the last 156 days she could have attended.

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Nuns ordered to leave unauthorised compound by Cork County Council

A nun who only speaks for an hour a day due to a vow of silence has until December to find a new home after being brought to court by Cork County Council over an ...

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Sailor told to stay off water before next court appearance on trespass charge

A man who failed to appear in a Dublin district court for alleged trespass was later reported as possibly being lost at sea, and spent three weeks on the water before ...

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Government told to adopt radical solutions or face worsening of housing crisis

The government has been told to adopt radical solutions to tackle the country's rental market or face a worsening of the housing crisis.

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Irish people think the government has been spending too little on tackling homelessness, report shows

A new European report shows that Irish people agree with the majority of their EU peers that the government has been spending too little on tackling homelessness.

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Farm safety inspections halve despite dangers

The number of farm inspections has almost halved in four years, while just over half of all farms inspected last year received written advice on improvements and ...

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Child abuse peaks in emergency accommodation

The number of reports of suspected abuse of children living in emergency accommodation peaked around Christmas and New Year, according to new figures.

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Castletownbere wharf extension to 'drive forward the fishing industry and local economy'

A major new extension to the wharf in Castletownbere can help safeguard its future no matter what happens with Brexit, the Agriculture and Marine Minister has said. ...

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Survivors of clerical abuse 'regret' lack of consultation over event to commemorate State apology

Organisers of a large scale event in Dublin tomorrow to mark 20 years since the State apology to victims of clerical child sex abuse and a decade on from the publication ...

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Increased crisis interventions reported as more people visit homeless service with mental health issues

The homelessness crisis is taking an increasing toll on people's mental health, with one support service carrying out nine crisis interventions every working day ...

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Motorists 'doing doughnuts' a problem in west Cork, court told

A Judge has been told that motorists "doing doughnuts" is a particular problem in west Cork after an incident detected by gardaí in which three cars were ...

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Accused man exploited minors via Skype and other electronic media

A man has been sent forward to the criminal court on 18 charges of sexual exploitation of minors using electronic media, including Skype.

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Man extradited to Ireland to face trial on child sexual abuse charge

A man extradited to Ireland is to face trial on a single charge of child sexual abuse, possibly as early as today.

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Merchants Quay homeless night cafe sees 'more coming in for economic reasons' in last year

The number of unique clients using the country's first homeless night cafe rose by 10% last year, with Merchants Quay Ireland revealing that more people pushed into ...

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Care worker spared jail for pushing 92-year-old dementia patient

A woman who admitted pushing a 92-year-old woman with dementia by the forehead back into her chair at a nursing home has escaped a conviction for assault.

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RSA ‘reluctantly’ withdraws case against test centre operator

The Road Safety Authority has “reluctantly” withdrawn what it said was its first and so far only prosecution against someone for interfering with or ...

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Ex-soldier who chased gang of youths with knife from restaurant kitchen refused bail

A former soldier accused of forcing his way into the cooking area of a Chinese takeaway before taking a knife and chasing a gang of youths down a street has been ...

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Homeless figures hit record high

There has been another slight rise in the number of people staying in emergency accommodation.

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Former solicitor denies €60k theft

A former solicitor has pleaded not guilty to a theft charge dating back more than a decade and allegedly involving a sum of more than €60,000.

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20 ‘marriages of convenience’ blocked last year

The Civil Registration Service investigated 41 weddings last year as suspected “marriages of convenience”, with 20 ceremonies ultimately prevented from ...

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Former solicitor pleads not guilty to theft charge

A former solicitor has pleaded not guilty to a theft charge dating back more than a decade, and allegedly involving a sum of more than €60,000.

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Woman banned from driving for two years after test-driving car with no insurance

A woman who was stopped by gardaí while test-driving a car has been disqualified for having no insurance.

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Truancy cases awaiting referral

The number of school absenteeism cases awaiting allocation to an educational welfare officer rose 52% in the year to last December.

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Additional charges for men charged with obtaining cheques by deception

The two men already facing a charge of obtaining two cheques worth a total of €6,500 by deception have now been charged with additional offences.

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'Considerable concern' as gardaí miss crime detection targets

The Policing Authority has said almost all detection targets for gardaí in the area of confronting crime were missed last year, a cause for “considerable ...

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Fire safety concerns at a number of nursing homes

Inspections reports have found fire safety concerns at a number of nursing homes, including at one where office furniture was blocking a designated escape route.

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Tusla reveals efforts to stay on budget

Tusla has warned that “strict financial governance” will be needed to bring it in on budget this year, stressing that if cost containment measures are ...

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Remote island seeks to connect to digital world

TThe old pool room in a restaurant is now at the forefront of a new initiative between telecoms firm Three Ireland and a local community to transform a Donegal island ...

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Thousands of young people to exhibit range of projects aimed at improving local communities

Thousands of young people will gather in Dublin this weekend to exhibit a range of projects aimed at improving their local communities.

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Court note to be posted on mum’s Facebook page

A judge has said there may need to be “a degree of publicity” in alerting a mother in a family law case about court proceedings, including contacting ...

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'This is not a highway in Los Angeles...This is a boreen in West Cork': Neighbours' water run-off row lands in court

A row between neighbours over water run-off from a boreen on the Beara peninsula has resulted in both men being found guilty of assault and bound to the peace on ...

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Average age to get married reaches record high

Brides and grooms are waiting longer and longer to get married, with new data from the Central Statistics Office showing the average age of those getting married ...

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Phone messages show West Cork man was drug dealer and collected drug debts, judge says

Messages on a man’s phone showed that he was not only a drug dealer but was also involved in collecting drug debts, a judge has said.

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Over 1,100 injuries and accidents to kids in care

More than 1,100 injuries or accidents involving children in residential care took place last year, according to new figures.

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Cannabis growing operation in Cork man's bedroom was for back pain, court hears

A man who set up a sophisticated cannabis growing operation in his bedroom worth almost €10,000 after sourcing the seeds online and ordering the equipment from ...

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Work to be done to help disabled children

Tusla, the child and family agency, has admitted there is “work yet to be completed” when it comes to comprehensive supports for children with disabilities ...

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Mother facing jail for shoplifting €15 worth of goods including Red Bull and marshmallows

A mother of four is facing jail after stealing four cans of Red Bull and two packets of marshmallows from a shop.

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TUSLA admits there is 'work yet to be completed' regarding support for disabled children

The Child and Family Agency has admitted there is "work yet to be completed" when it comes to comprehensive supports for children with disabilities in care after ...

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Court hears details of how Cork couple's Valentine's night went 'very wrong'

A Valentine's night out went "very wrong" after a woman was arrested on suspicion of drink-driving and her partner ended up daubing his faeces on a cell wall after ...

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Judge tells Cork woman she wasted 'an awful lot of public-paid time' with fake medical certs

A woman facing a string of charges provided fake medical reports to court on at least five separate occasions, resulting in a string of adjournments spanning almost ...

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Papal visit leads to surge in donations

At least 25 new social housing units will be provided for homeless families after the Capuchin Day Centre provided €5m in funding to the Peter McVerry Trust, ...

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HSE and Tusla ‘failing children with disabilities’

Both the HSE and Tusla are still falling short when it comes to ensuring adequate services and supports for children with disabilities in the care of the State — ...

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Winning Grand National team keep the party rolling

It was a case of bringing it all back home — again.

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Chef found with safe stolen during Storm Ophelia sentenced to two years

A chef broke into a credit union in the early hours of last New Year's Eve and was later found to have had in his apartment a steel safe that had been stolen from ...

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Dental healthcare packages for children could cost up to €41.1m

The annual cost of preventive dental healthcare packages to all children under the age of 16 years could be as high as €41.1m according to the ESRI, while similar ...

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Tenders invited to support resettlement of Syrian refugees in Cork

Cork County Council has invited tenders from voluntary and community organisations to support the resettlement of Syrian refugees in the county over the next two ...

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'Fatal attraction': Woman jailed for attempt to pass heroin to her boyfriend with a kiss

A woman has been jailed after she tried to pass her boyfriend heroin via a kiss while he was under escort on his way to prison.

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Barefoot woman verbally abused ambulance staff bringing her for treatment, court hears

A woman began verbally abusing ambulance staff while being brought for treatment and when concerned staff pulled in she left the vehicle barefoot and was found later ...

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‘Long-standing feud’ results in convictions for five men

Five men have been convicted for offences spread over three incidents on one weekend, and all in the context of what a court was told was a “long-standing ...

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Former greyhound trainer from Cork found with unauthorised remedies and 'performance enhancers'

A former greyhound trainer has been fined after inspectors found unauthorised remedies and “performance enhancers” in his possession.

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