Cork Chamber president Bill O’Connell used his address at the organisation’s annual Dublin dinner to outline a vision of how he sees Cork in 2030 if the “once in a lifetime opportunity is grasped” for the city.
Wed, 21 Nov, 2018
One of the largest yellow fever outbreaks in decades could soon spread globally, aid group Save the Children has warned as the World Health Organisation (WHO) launched one of the largest emergency vaccination campaigns ever attempted in Africa.
Tue, 16 Aug, 2016
Children’s Books Ireland (CBI), the national organisation for the promotion of children’s books and reading, is deeply concerned about recent comments by the Minister for Finance regarding the desirability of iPads for every child over the age of five.
Mon, 05 Oct, 2015
A LITTLE over 10 years ago a group of young Irish people were brought together to conduct an interview. It was the first time in Ireland’s history – as far as I know, the only time — that the advice of young people was sought on a major public appointment.
Tue, 22 Apr, 2014
Although the Government has yet to decide on a response to the landmark European ruling on its liability for sexual abuse in primary schools, its key adviser on child protection says a redress scheme could now be required for similar cases.
Thu, 30 Jan, 2014
Dozens of children with Down’s syndrome will fall further behind after Ruairi Quinn, the education minister, deferred any decision that would give them automatic entitlement to additional teaching, a campaign group claims.
Thu, 01 Aug, 2013
The Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) said today that it is unsatisfactory that a child under the care of the Ballydowd Special Care Unit in Lucan, Co Dublin was separated from other children, in unsuitable accommodation, for six months.
Tue, 06 Mar, 2012
FROM the incarceration of psychiatric patients to the plight of young girls at risk of becoming involved in prostitution and victims of trafficking, the HSE has an appalling record of failure in caring for vulnerable people on the edges of society.
Sat, 19 Feb, 2011
MOTHERS Alliance Ireland believes Lynda Finneran is right when she claims (Letters, October 30) that “the power and duty of the state to act to protect children in such situations (as in the Roscommon case) is recognised by the constitution”.
Thu, 04 Nov, 2010
GIVEN what has emerged following the publication of the Roscommon inquiry report this week, it seems apparent that straightforward welfare and neglect concerns are often deemed not serious enough for social workers to follow through on.
Sat, 30 Oct, 2010