Oberstown youth detention centre staff 'frightened they may be killed' at work
Problems at the State’s only detention facility for under 18-year-olds seems set to worsen after staff reported that four of their colleagues had been suspended in the wake of last week’s break-out.
I was raped by a priest & beaten by nuns who snatched my baby in evil homes
CLUTCHING a tiny handful of possessions, Sheila O’Bryne waved one last goodbye to her parents, took a deep breath and knocked on the door of St Patrick’s. The year was 1976 and the preg…
Baby left in buggy down a lane while mother smoked heroin
A baby was taken into interim care after a garda saw him in a buggy down a lane as his mother smoked heroin. The mother, who was under 18, was placed in a residential unit. File photograph: Getty Images
A WOMAN has appeared in court charged with cruelty and neglect of her eight children after it was alleged she assaulted them physically, poured washing-up liquid down their throats and held her daughter’s head underwater as punishment for saying a vulgar word.