On this, the United Nations’ (UN) World Day of Social Justice, it is imperative that we take action to tackle poverty, social and economic exclusion and unemployment.
Frontline domestic and sexual violence services were “almost totally ignored” in the budget for the 6th year running, it has been claimed.
A new report has found that bed wetting, nightmares, difficulties sleeping and emotional turmoil are issues affecting refugee children who fled to Ireland from war-torn Syria.
Two Irish charities that deal with vulnerable children and families have each seen a marked increase in demands for their services over the past year.
Suzanne Connolly said the undercover investigation into the standard of care at the Hyde and Seek Childcare creches showed a complete disregard for even minimum childcare standards.
An undercover investigation had revealed a pattern of disturbing behaviour and practices including fire-safety breaches and rough handling of children.
Childcare should be a public service for children, not somewhere to “warehouse them” while their parents are at work, the head of the Children’s Rights Alliance has urged.
Up to 50,000 children living in border counties could be negatively impacted if there is a "no-deal" Brexit, according to the Children's Rights Alliance.
Children as young as nine have contacted a new legal helpline run by the Children’s Rights Alliance.
Rashmi suffers from a "constant burning unease" because she is an undocumented young person.
Undocumented children and young people in Ireland are growing up facing an uncertain future.
Risks remain in children's services due to staffing shortages, ineffective governance and management and a lack of regulation, the Health Information and Quality Authority has warned.
The Divorce Referendum is expected to ease into a yes vote with the exit poll showing support of 87%.
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has launched the National Children's Scheme today, that aims to make childcare 'more accessible' to parents.
A new Access to Justice Initiative for children and their families is being launched by the Chief Justice today.
There were 86 admissions of children to adult psychiatric units in 2017, a jump of 28% on the previous year.
Facebook and other social media giants could be hit with fines “large enough to hit the profit of the company” for breaching online safety guidelines, the Taoiseach has warned.
A damning investigation into the State’s child protection agency Tusla has identified 65 cases where the group failed to protect children who are at “potential risk” of abuse.
Representatives from tech giants Google and Facebook, children’s charities and the gardaí are meeting today in Dublin to discuss the risks posed to children by the internet.
Society must respond to risks of online child abuse, say groups.
In the wake of the 2012 vote to include the 31st Amendment to the Constitution, Tanya Ward asks what else we should be doing to prioritise children’s rights in our society.
Children’s rights groups have marked the fifth anniversary of the passing of the children’s referendum by claiming there is still some distance to go before the rights enshrined in the Constitution are fully vindicated.
Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has delivered his Budget 2018 speech. We’ll bring you the main reaction from special-interest groups and others.
A new national advocacy strategy for children with a parent in prison is needed so their lives are not negatively impacted in the longer term, according to a number of leading support organisations.
Latest: Concerns are being raised about the use of "single separation" at the Oberstown Children Detention Campus in North Dublin.
Senior barristers have demanded the Legal Aid Board immediately reverse a decision that would impact on family law cases, including the possibility of adding to already lengthy waiting lists.
A woman and her children forced to sleep on blood-stained mattresses in cramped rooms after leaving an abusive partner had a “horrible” experience, said Women’s Aid.
One in four parents will be forced to deny their children basic school items in September.
The Children's Rights Alliance will today review recommendations made two years ago to improve conditions for asylum seekers living in Ireland.
Children whose parents drink to excess, along with children who are homeless and others who are victims of crime are not being looked after by this Government, say children’s rights groups.
Many are against waiting for a public inquiry to make answers public, writes Claire O’Sullivan
Childcare costs and the lack of social housing need to be addressed to help lone parent families, according to the Children's Rights Alliance.
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Tanya Ward says it is in the best interests of all children for Britain to stay within an EU-wide common child protection system.
The resettlement of families fleeing war in Syria has stirred up disagreement in Ballaghaderreen, Co Roscommon.
The Government is being urged to take in unaccompanied child refugees from the Calais 'jungle' migrant camp.
Tánaiste and Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald wants to see new legislation to protect children from online abuse in place by the end of the year.
Today’s child summit marks a turning point as it brings together agents of change with the very policymakers who have the power to implement them, says Tanya Ward
A welcome and positive development in the best interest of children: that’s the Children’s Rights Alliance response to Ireland’s agreement on inter-country adoption with the Philippines.
One in 10 children here lacks adequate housing, food, clothing or warmth, but austerity was a political decision, as was the fact that poor families bear the brunt of it, says Tanya Ward
Almost 1,000 “high-priority” cases involving at-risk children had not been assigned a social worker by the end of last year.
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