Sex-offenders could get jobs as teachers in Northern schools if they are among those not banned from teaching by under-fire, Ulster-born British education secretary Ruth Kelly, it was revealed today.
Thu, 12 Jan, 2006
Health ministers on both sides of the border today faced fresh calls for an all-Ireland approach to tackle rising suicide levels.
Fri, 09 Sep, 2005
Northern Ireland's Children’s Commissioner today told how a street corner shrine to lost lives made him appreciate the scale of the North’s suicide problem.
Thu, 08 Sep, 2005
Young people must be shielded from the sectarian violence plaguing parts of the North, the children’s commissioner said tonight.
Thu, 25 Aug, 2005
IRISH children are being denied their right to full protection by the Government’s lack of proper vetting of school staff for criminal records, the Ombudsman for Children Emily Logan has claimed.
Wed, 10 Aug, 2005
Clive Woodward launched his first media campaign of the tour just a day before the Lions face their biggest challenge yet by calling for touch-judges to stop interfering in the referee’s business.
Fri, 10 Jun, 2005
An all-Ireland strategy must be drawn up to stem the rising numbers of people becoming victims of suicide and self-harm, Gerry Adams claimed today.
Mon, 23 May, 2005
Northern Ireland’s Policing Board tonight agreed in principle to the use of a new less lethal plastic bullet by the police.
Thu, 24 Mar, 2005
Scotland coach Matt Williams has kept faith with the same 15 which narrowly lost in France for the RBS 6 Nations Championship clash with Ireland at Murrayfield on Saturday.
Thu, 10 Feb, 2005
SKIPPER Gordon Bulloch insists Scotland cannot afford to feel sorry for themselves after the defeat by France in Paris as they prepare for Saturday’s meeting with Ireland.
Tue, 08 Feb, 2005
Referee Nigel Williams has hit back at Matt Williams for claiming he cost Scotland a shock victory over France at the weekend.
Mon, 07 Feb, 2005
Northern Ireland’s Commissioner for Children made a powerful plea today for communities to reject the paramilitary torture of children.
Fri, 19 Nov, 2004
ANIMAL rights activists yesterday clashed with thespians in Waterford city after a local theatre company placed dead pigs on stakes around the city to promote their upcoming production of William Golding’s Lord of the Flies.
Thu, 28 Oct, 2004
A teachers' strike at a Northern Ireland school is piling new torment on the girl at the centre of a bitter assault row, a children’s watchdog warned tonight.
Thu, 07 Oct, 2004
Wed, 29 Sep, 2004
England boss Clive Woodward will not be disciplined following his comments during a post-match press conference in Auckland two months ago.
Mon, 23 Aug, 2004
England coach Clive Woodward is expected to be censured by the International Rugby Board for criticising match officials after the New Zealand Rugby Union yesterday sent the governing body a videotape of last Saturday night’s media conference in Auckland.
Fri, 25 Jun, 2004
Clive Woodward could find himself in hot water over the comments he made about Simon Shaw’s dismissal.
Thu, 24 Jun, 2004
England lock Simon Shaw has been cleared of foul play after he was sent off in yesterday’s second Test defeat against New Zealand.
Sun, 20 Jun, 2004
England coach Clive Woodward claimed lock Simon Shaw should not have been sent off as the World Cup winners lost 36-12 to New Zealand in Eden Park.
Sat, 19 Jun, 2004
THE CRESTFALLEN expression on his ashen countenance told it all about the deep disappointment of Munster coach Alan Gaffney.
Mon, 26 Apr, 2004
THEY came from far and wide to view a true contest in every sense of the word. Even Roy Keane and John O’Shea swapped their familiar red of Manchester United for that of their native province.
Mon, 26 Apr, 2004
AUSTRALIAN legend Michael Lynagh slated Welsh referee Nigel Williams for killing off Munster’s Heineken Cup challenge.
Mon, 26 Apr, 2004
Welsh referee Nigel Williams will take charge of the Heineken Cup semi-final showdown between Munster and Wasps in Dublin on Sunday week.
Thu, 15 Apr, 2004