The images last year of the small boy eating a plate of carbonara off a cardboard sheet laid on the pavement sparked public outrage and shone the spotlight once again on the homeless crisis.meets the boy and his mother to see how their lives have fared since and spends the night with the homeless freephone service in Dublin.
Questions linger over how former Christian brother Edward Bryan, jailed last month for sexual offences, remained working with young offenders for so long - and whether it should have been handled differently, writes Noel Baker
Those were the words of one woman to Margo Noonan, head of the Sexual Assault Treatment Unit at Cork's South Infirmary-Victoria University Hospital. It is a situation she and staff at the Cork and other SATUs are hoping to change, writes Social Affairs Correspondent.
Health Minister Simon Harris has said he is pressing ahead with plans to introduce exclusion zones around maternity hospitals after tweeting that he was “appalled” at new video images of a New Year’s Day protest outside the National Maternity Hospital.
Noel Baker The director and assistant director of the Residential Tenancies Board (RTB) have apologised for the mishandling of a case in which a bank is seeking to repossess a house but where the householders lodged an appeal and money was taken from their account, only for the RTB to rule that the bank could proceed.
Frankie Shanley has been a DJ since his teens, when he competed in 2FM’s ‘DJ for a Day’ competition in 1994, but he also had a parallel life as a petty thief. He is now a reformed man, writes.
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The Tuam Home Survivors Network has savaged the appeal to the Pope by Children's Minister Katherine Zappone for funds for the Mother and Baby Home site, calling it "nothing more than a publicity stunt".
Ian Bailey has said he will now go to the European Court of Human Rights after the French Supreme Court threw out his legal challenge to efforts by French authorities to try him for the voluntary homicide of Sophie Toscan du Plantier.