Mon, 15 Jun, 2020
Thu, 14 May, 2020
Thu, 07 May, 2020
Thu, 16 Apr, 2020
Investment in childhood education must remain a central priority in any programme for government negotiations, writes Grainne McKenna
Tue, 03 Mar, 2020
The Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes has requested a further extension until June 26, the Department of Children has announced.
Sat, 15 Feb, 2020
Frontline domestic and sexual violence services were “almost totally ignored” in the budget for the 6th year running, it has been claimed.
Wed, 09 Oct, 2019
It also emerged that the Department of Children and Youth Affairs is not aware of the identity of the 37 facilities.
Thu, 01 Aug, 2019
An undercover investigation had revealed a pattern of disturbing behaviour and practices including fire-safety breaches and rough handling of children.
Thu, 25 Jul, 2019
A government ministerial driver who served in his post for six years has failed in his claim that a government department breached workplace legislation concerning his role.
Thu, 18 Apr, 2019
The support offered by Scouting Ireland to people alleging they were abused, sexually and physically, within scouting is not enough, a leading abuse survivors charity has claimed.
Wed, 12 Dec, 2018
All funding for Scouting Ireland has been suspended until the current Board of Directors is disbanded.
Thu, 27 Sep, 2018
Tusla, the child and family agency, will begin the recruitment process for a new CEO after incumbent Fred McBride made the shock announcement that he is leaving the post at the end of September.
Fri, 31 Aug, 2018
Leo Varadkar’s speech on Saturday was a powerful affirmation of what a modern Ireland must look like, says Fergus Finlay.
Tue, 28 Aug, 2018
Mary Morrissy Considering ‘memorialisation’ on equal terms with investigation will quite literally pave over the wrongdoing, writes Mary Morrissy.
Fri, 13 Jul, 2018
Teenagers and young adults are more likely to trust the internet and their friends for information on sex than their parents or teachers.
Mon, 23 Apr, 2018
Tusla’s child protection and welfare services now receive a referral every 11 minutes.
Thu, 29 Mar, 2018
The Government is set to press ahead with a statutory inquiry into a case which sparked a string of arrests across Munster earlier this month over alleged child sex abuse.
University College Cork will become the first university in Ireland to fly the Transgender Pride Flag this afternoon.
Mon, 05 Mar, 2018
Legislation making it illegal for social media companies to use data from children under the age of 16 should be considered, according to Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan.
Thu, 22 Feb, 2018
As a strategic plan for Oberstown Detention Campus is launched today, progress is already underway to ensure the interests of the child are central to everything done at the facility.
Thu, 14 Dec, 2017
More than two-thirds of primary school teachers do not feel equipped to teach online safety to their students, according to research by CyberSafeIreland.
Wed, 22 Nov, 2017
It's either a feast or a famine, as the saying goes. But the Government delivered a little bit of both during its Cabinet meeting in Cork today.
Fri, 13 Oct, 2017
Operators of the children’s detention centre, Oberstown, have failed to outline the legal reasons for their refusal to publish a long overdue review of the centre’s operations.
Tue, 30 May, 2017
Tusla has said adequate resources are in place to deliver on its newly launched Child Protection and Welfare Strategy that aims to tackle, over the next five years, deficits in existing services.
Tue, 23 May, 2017
There were 6,309 children in care in Ireland at the end of February this year, with 5,822 of these being in foster care, it has been revealed.
Thu, 04 May, 2017
Figures provided by the Department of an Taoiseach show that the cost to the taxpayer of flying Enda Kenny, his wife Fionnuala, and his staff to the US for St Patrick Day events totalled €33,555.
Sat, 15 Apr, 2017
More than €1.5m is to be invested in a scheme which helps children with disabilities enter childcare.
Wed, 08 Feb, 2017
Homeless families are being offered 25 hours of free childcare a week for their young children.
Fri, 16 Dec, 2016
On average, more than 130 babies under the age of one are taken into care annually.
Fri, 02 Dec, 2016
Laws which will make it easier for hundreds of children in care to be adopted took a significant step towards coming to fruition last night.
Thu, 01 Dec, 2016
Keeping childcare costs down will be a challenge when a range of subsidies are introduced next September, the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Katherine Zappone, said last night.
Wed, 12 Oct, 2016
Nearly 100% of community-run early year services in Cork City and south Co Dublin area are at financial risk.
Tue, 04 Oct, 2016
The alleged solitary confinement of inmates by the authorities at Oberstown Youth Detention Centre stems from what can only be described as a riot and an attempt to escape resulting in a fire, the High Court heard yesterday.
Wed, 21 Sep, 2016
VERY few societies can be as sensitive as Ireland to suggestions that young people held in State care might be in jeopardy.
Mon, 19 Sep, 2016
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
Thu, 08 Sep, 2016
Tue, 06 Sep, 2016
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.
Fri, 19 Aug, 2016
A group of young students, motivated by the death of a woman from a sudden heart attack, has won a prestigious youth prize for its in work promoting the message that defibrillators save lives.
Mon, 04 Jul, 2016
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
Fri, 24 Jun, 2016
Almost one-third of prisoners who are locked up 23 hours a day are aged 18-24, campaigners have revealed.
Tue, 31 May, 2016
“We’re just our age, we can’t turn that clock back”, said the grandfather of the child Tusla removed, after it was decided he and his wife were too old to provide adequate foster care.
Fri, 27 May, 2016
Thu, 04 Feb, 2016
Almost one in five children waiting more than a month for a dedicated social worker is in serious danger of neglect and physical or sexual abuse, it has emerged.
Fri, 11 Dec, 2015
Early Childhood Ireland yesterday said parents can be reassured by new evidence that sending their children to a creche has no effect on their ability to learn.
Fri, 04 Dec, 2015
Removing the barriers which are currently stopping thousands of children with a disability from accessing early years care and education was one of the more progressive announcements in Budget 2016.
Sat, 21 Nov, 2015
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