Labour leader and Tánaiste Joan Burton said the Economic Management Council - made up of herself as Tánaiste, the Taoiseach, the Minister for Finance and the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform - would meet on Wednesday night to discuss Budget 2016. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

(...) nothing had been signed off on but confirmed an increase in child benefit had been agreed. Ms Burton(...)

Christopher Harper-Mercer, the gunman who opened fire inside a classroom at a rural Oregon college last week, killing at least nine people before taking his own life. Photograph: Wire

(...) difficulties raising a troubled child. Her Yahoo profile had a user name of TweetyBird, accompanied by a(...)

Report finds that Asthma on average results in  12 missed days of work per adult in an average year, and 10 missed days at school for a child.

One in five people with asthma cannot work due to poor health and a majority experience depressive(...)

Kilkenny hurler Henry Shefflin writes about his ‘15 minutes of fatherhood’ in his new book. Photograph: Alan Betson

(...) feeling drained?” Who cares? Is sport as important as a child’s needs? Unfortunately, this behaviour is(...)

Ulster’s Craig Gilroy leaves the field with concussion and a broken nose. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

(...) football since the 1960s. Many countries, including Ireland, have inadequate child injury surveillance(...)

 The site of Carrickmines Castle,  off the M50 in south County Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

(...) which every man, woman and child inside the fortification was killed, with the bodies buried in two mass(...)

Oldcastle Park Halting Site, Clondalkin, in Dublin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

(...) to a number of communicable illnesses in the Irish Traveller population. A study from the Health(...)

Ger O’Brien  of FirstLight, a charity that helps parents who have experienced the death of a child. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Toni, our eldest son and only child at the time, died just after his first birthday. My husband(...)

‘You want your son to realise that he can talk to you if he is ever in difficulty.’ Photograph: Thinkstock

(...) of the suicide of a close family member to a young child. Parents can be just about coping with the(...)

‘Parents may not want to hear this, but the average age of children accessing porn is 11 years old,’ says Trish Murphy,

(...) cause issues for the child when they meet someone later one – “a real live person”. Their ideas and(...)