While the cost of childcare is a 
major
challenge for all parents, a study by researchers at Trinity College Dublin  has found it is an even bigger one for immigrant parents, who are less likely to have the option of using relatives for child
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minding. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Cost of childcare likely to be major barrier for migrants who do not have family support

The court heard that St Michael’s House had entered a full defence to the claim.   Photograph: Graham Hughes/Photocall Ireland.

Court hears man was attacked by another disabled client after being left unsupervised

Groups representing young people in care have expressed alarm that the changes will place vulnerable young people at even greater risk of falling through the cracks of the care system.

Child and Family Agency insists plans will ensure consistent aftercare support

John FitzGerald: research showed successive governments had maintained welfare rates in spite of a massive increase in numbers requiring support.

Irish income inequality narrowed during crisis, says ESRI

HSE centre for intellectually disabled was subject of highly critical inspectors’ report

 Mark Kennedy, chairman The Homeless Oversight Group, Sr Stanislaus Kennedy  and Mark Byrne, CEO, at the launch of the Focus Ireland Annual Report, in Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Charity says blame for ‘lack of urgent action’ lies at the door of Government

David Cameron: seen as making a strong case for Britain staying in the EU

Internal documents say UK exit from EU would be ‘very bad’ for Northern Ireland

 Emily Logan has been appointed to lead the new Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

What can the new head of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission hope to achieve?

Emily Logan. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission to be formally established in autumn

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