A shocking report was published three-and-a-half years ago revealing the scale of child sexual abuse. In the meantime the Government has failed to implement the key recommendations of that report and are still stalling. By Emma Browne, Sara Burke and Vincent Browne
Once a feared leader of the Official IRA, Seán Garland now faces extradition to the United States on foot of international counterfeiting charges. More isolated than at any other time in his life, it may represent his toughest test yet. Profile by John Byrne
In 1993, Irvine Welsh became a literary and youth culture celebrity with Trainspotting, a book about nihilistic drug-addicts living in the worst part of Thatcher-era Scotland. Now he's a rich man living in Ranelagh. He talks to John Byrne. Photograph by William Hederman
Mickey Flanagan's was one of the worst cases of abuse cited at the Child Abuse Commission's recent public hearing on Artane Industrial School. He was beaten so badly his arm was broken. Village tells his story for the first time
The Irish version of the Daily Mail, which is to be launched next year, will be edited by British journalist Ted Verity and Irish journalist Paul Drury.
The Irish Blood Transfusion Service (IBTS) has denied sending contradictory messages to the public by using a celebrity to promote a 'give blood' campaign who is disqualified from donating blood.
Cecilia Ahern has picked up further recognition for PS, I Love You with awards this month in Britain and Germany. She tells John Byrne what it's like to be the Taoiseach's daughter and a 23 year old millionaire, and how she's particularly popular with male readers in Germany.
Thousands of people with disabilities living in long stay accommodation are facing substantial increases in charges, as a direct result of the Health Regulations, 2005 rushed through the Dail by Mary Harney on 15 June 2005.
After a summer when RTÉ Radio 1 retreated from current affairs in favour of light entertainment, Ryan Tubridy finds himself at the centre of accusations that the station is 'dumbing down'. John Byrne interviews Ryan Tubridy. Analysis
by Harry Browne
PROFILE: Former Sinn Féin vice president, trade union leader and businessman Phil Flynn was charged last week with possession of a pen-gun. Despite being at a low point in his career, having recently resigned from a number of public positions this year, close associates still believe he will bounce back. By John Byrne