Eamonn Duff

Eamonn Duff

Eamonn Duff is the Sun-Herald senior investigative writer

Fatal bomb blast in Portland, NSW: Terrorism dismissed, 'ill-will' investigated

Eamonn Duff A neighbourhood dispute is being investigated by police as a possible trigger behind the bomb blast that killed a greyhound trainer on Friday.

Sister of murder victim pleads with killer to reveal where he hid her brother's head

Convicted: Jonathan Stenberg is serving 25 years in jail for the murder of his former neighbour Edward

Eamonn Duff Margaret Simmons has yet to experience a peaceful night's sleep since her brother's brutal decapitation three years ago.

Catholic priest found guilty of common assault after giving child a 'smack' in church

A priest has been dismissed from St John Vianney Catholic Church at Greenacre for smacking a child, but the congregation was told a different story.

Eamonn Duff A Catholic priest has been found guilty of common assault and dismissed from his Sydney parish after he smacked a child in church. But that's not what the congregation was told.

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Junior rugby league referees refuse to show as touchline abuse turns toxic

Eamonn Duff Junior rugby league matches in Sydney's eastern suburbs were at risk of cancellation today because abuse from the sidelines has been so severe referees were too scared to attend.

Australian mining industry scam lands fake media tycoon in jail

Jailed: Peter Sorensen, who fleeced companies by charging them for ads in fake publications.

Eamonn Duff Peter Sorensen's magazine empire was just a fraudulent fishing expedition targeting mining firms. They all swallowed the bait.

How a 14-year-old domestic violence sufferer changed the NSW Department of Education school syllabus

domestic violence

Eamonn Duff She wrote to the NSW Government following the suicide death of her mother. Weeks later, her moving words have already sparked historic change.

Drugs and youth: NSW government failing young people, says Ted Noffs Foundation head

Eamonn Duff Matt Noffs has lashed out at the NSW government for failing thousands of marginalised youngsters.

How a homeless blind dog named Benji transformed a Catholic aged care home

Eamonn Duff When Lisa Spencer was advised by the Sydney Dogs and Cats Home that the animal she was about to adopt was blind and missing all of his teeth, she reassured the shelter he was heading to a place where...

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Animal cruelty: NSW government inquiry to probe allegations of vets ignoring practices on puppy farms

Mark Pearson says veterinary bodies have 'very specific questions' to answer.

Eamonn Duff A parliamentary inquiry into puppy factories will probe allegations that vets are turning a blind eye to cruelty.

Teen ice addicts reveal the drug is now easier to find than weed

Ice, or methamphetamine.

Eamonn Duff One was plied with free doses from dealers until she became hooked, while the other two could access the drug so cheaply they never stood a chance. It's official: Ice is everywhere.

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Junior rugby league violence: police call outs, brawls, weapons, spectator injuries

Precautions: Security guards Tonga Koli (left) and Itilani Latu from E Group security patrolling the Penrith and districts Junior Rugby League matches.

Eamonn Duff Police call outs, pitch brawls, touchline punch ups, makeshift weapons and injured spectators. Welcome to weekend junior rugby league.

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NSW Police opens its files charting hundreds of ice lab busts

Ice, methamphetamines, cocaine and cannabis were seized in the police operation.

Eamonn Duff It was a drug lab so large that hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of ice crystals was left behind.

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North Sydney Council launches legal action against brothel that charges one fee for Asian workers and another for the rest

North Sydney Council has launched legal action to close an underground brothel.

Eamonn Duff A Sydney council has launched legal action to close an underground brothel. To win, it not only has to prove that sex is being sold on the premises - but lots of it.

Sydney siege inquest opening to be live-streamed

Five hostages run from the Lindt Cafe  building towards Special Operations Police in Martin Place on December 16 last year.

Louise Hall and Eamonn Duff The first two week-block begins on Monday and will focus on gunman Man Haron Monis and his background.

Animal Justice Party's Mark Pearson insists NSW inquiry ends puppy farms in year

Eamonn Duff, Eryk Bagshaw New face to oversee animal welfare in the Department of Primary Industries.

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Thousands of NSW motorists are having cars captured in an elaborate ransom scam worth millions of dollars

Crash chasers: One Sydney company is understood to be holding 11 vehicles.

Eamonn Duff Special investigation: Thousands of motorists are having their cars illegally captured by tow truck operators and affiliated crash repairers as part of an elaborate ransom scam worth tens of millions...

Parliamentary inquiry called into puppy factories

Eamonn Duff The NSW Government has today requested a parliamentary inquiry be called into puppy factories and the lucrative industry surrounding the commercial breeding of companion animals 

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State Government feels heat as Labor and Greens go it alone on canine cruelty

Call for tougher laws: Greyhound Rescue now has 70 dogs that need homes and they are receiving at least one new dog a day.

Eamonn Duff, Natalie O'Brien Pressure is mounting on the State government to introduce tougher animal cruelty laws as Labor and the Greens foreshadow introducing into parliament their own bills to crack down on puppy farms and...

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Calls for Mike Baird to ban puppy factories: animal activists expose cruel facility

Breeding: Conditions inside puppy farms can be squalid and confined.

Eamonn Duff Cute puppies for sale in online classifieds and pet shop windows are being bred in confined and cruel conditions.

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RSPCA warns about buying puppies online as one Cavoodle vet bills hits $30,000

Soon after puppy Molly arrived, it became clear something

Eamonn Duff "You would not buy a child online. So why is a puppy, that is going to be part of your family for 15 years, any different?"