GSOC conducted an investigation lasting a number of years

Some GSOC allegations heard in Dáil already probed

27 May RTÉ News has learned that the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission has already investigated some of the allegations of garda malpractice outlined in the Dáil yesterday and the files have since been closed.

Just under €89m in grants had been issued to 888,000 households up until February

Water grant admin to cost €210k this year

27 May The Department of Social Protection has estimated that the cost of administering the €100 water conservation grant for this year will be almost a quarter of a million euro despite the fact that another round of payments is unlikely to be made in 2016.

Records at the Galway centre showed that over the previous 16 months, there had been a number of physical resident-on-resident assaults

HIQA: Residents not protected in Galway care home

27 May HIQA has found that residents in a Galway centre for people with disabilities were not protected from physical, emotional and institutional abuse due to poor management responses to incidents involving residents.

Thomas Murphy was sentenced to 18 months imprisonment in February

Murphy appeal set for November

27 May Prominent republican Thomas 'Slab' Murphy has been given a date in November to appeal his conviction for tax evasion.