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Senior child protection staff in the ‘Grace’ foster home sex abuse scandal have yet to be risk assessed or moved from their positions because legal red tape is preventing the HSE from “inappropriately” identifying them.

The new Government has been urged to expand the planned Grace foster home sexual abuse inquiry into a full-blown review of Ireland’s foster care services due to fears the investigation will be “too narrow” to uncover “systemic” problems crippling the system.

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Children are waiting over a year to be assessed for disability needs in Cork — nearly four times over the legal time limit allowed.

Almost 40,000 “judgment” mortgages have been imposed on members of the public by the courts in the last five years following applications from creditors, figures show.

A further increase in the proportion of school leavers aiming to sit higher level maths exams will be watched carefully after fail grades rocketed in recent years.

The fight itself certainly didn’t set the world on fire, but Muhammad Ali’s bout in Croke Park in 1972 was a sideshow for many who were simply in awe at having the man himself on their doorstep.


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Senior US Republicans distanced themselves yesterday from Donald Trump’s comments about a Mexican-American judge, saying they were worried that the tone of his presidential campaign could enrage Latinos, who are a growing US voting bloc.

Brexit would trigger a “profound economic shock” in Northern Ireland and result in an inevitable hardening of the Irish border, the UK Chancellor will warn on a visit to the region.


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EURO 2016 - Ireland’s Group E chances may come down to our accuracy from set-pieces - and whether Robbie Brady is hitting the sweet spot on the given day.

Derek McGrath reckons the five-day training camp at Fota in preparation for yesterday’s Munster semi-final played a major role in their progression to a second successive provincial decider.

Jamie Vardy wants his future sorted before jetting off to Euro 2016 today, and is ready to accept a four-year deal to join Arsenal for around €26m.


As Brexit polls suggest a ‘leave’ vote is possible, business in Ireland can’t afford to be complacent.

Ireland will, today, sign up to an international pact to foster cross-border co-operation in the development of an offshore renewable energy sector in northern Europe.


After the decades of appalling abuse Grace is alleged to have suffered in a foster home, comes yet another shocking thought: Was someone trying to cover it up? Political Editor Daniel McConnell shows how the HSE has already tried to stonewall and hoodwink an Oireachtas committee on some matters relevant to the case, and cautions that the new commission of inquiry offers no guarantee that justice will be served.


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As melanoma is the biggest cancer killer, Arlene Harris says it makes sense to wise up when it comes to sunscreens.


Yesterday Killarney played host to Ireland's Bikefest with a fine collection of motorcycles on show.


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Thousands gathered around Cork's St Patrick's Hill yesterday to watch over 60, fearless and foolhardy racers make their way down one of the world's steepest Red Bull Soapbox Race tracks. We followed all the action on social media and captured the best pictures and videos so if you couldn't make it, you won't miss out


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Jennifer Aniston has branded social media “distracting” and “time consuming”. The actress does not have an account on Twitter or Instagram, although her husband Justin Theroux regularly posts images on the photo-sharing app.


We all know men love their motors but the action at yesterday’s Red Bull Soapbox Race proves a car doesn’t even need a motor for a man to fall in love. Stepping out of his cart at the starting line on the giddy heights of St Patrick’s Hill, Paul Fennon, of team Count on Dracula, proposed to long-time girlfriend, Cat Dalton, in front of a crowd of thousands.


When Marisa Murphy went to play as a teenager on Dinish Island, she could still see the flowers growing among the ruins in her grandmother’Islands of Ireland: Barely inhabitated Dinish became an industrial zone

MAC make-up artist Lucy Bridge shares her tips backstage at Roland Mouret.How to create the perfect matte red lip, according to a backstage beauty expert

New trends include chunky heeled boots, silver belts and lots of plaid from the British designer.Victoria Beckham got ‘rebellious’ for her new collection – as David and family watched on

When horses were shown photographs of angry human faces, their hearts speeded up.Jackass penguin talk is similar to humans

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