The Public Health (Alcohol) Bill is a crucial response to one of our most significant public health problems. Alcohol misuse claims three lives every day in Ireland and we all know someone who has been affected in a harmful way by alcohol use — it is all too common.
Boys of all ages who clearly identify themselves as being of a different gender than their actual sex should be allowed to enrol in girls’ schools, and vice versa, under changes to a new law being sought by children’s rights’ groups.
Health Minister Leo Varadkar should "unequivocally" say whether he supports a drinks industry-funded alcohol awareness campaign after claims the initiative is a "smokescreen" to take the political focus away from wider legal reforms.
In January 2014, a man was arrested as part of a major investigation into online child sexual exploitation. The individual had more than 80 social networking profiles, email addresses, and video chat accounts to sexually abuse children via webcams on compute
Despite Taoiseach Enda Kenny’s pledge to safeguard children as a "national priority", the only 24-hour helpline for children in crisis faces closure in January due to a lack of funding.