John Saunders: ‘We’re talking about teenagers who may find themselves in wards with much older people in environments that can feel threatening and fearful.’ Photograph: Alan Betson

(...) reports released yesterday by the Inspector of Mental Health Services show a child with psychiatric(...)

 Judge Colin Daly: said he wanted a plan B from the social worker on  the next occasion. Photograph: Collins/Courts

(...) told an appointment with a private consultant was available for her this month, but the Child and(...)

(...) an increased dependency by victims on health and social services. On an ethical level, children have(...)

A care order already existed which allows the Child and Family Agency, Tusla, to consent to medical emergency treatment for the child born last August to Ms Y, the asylum-seeker who unsuccessfully sought an abortion. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Foster carers of the child born last August to Ms Y, the asylum-seeker who unsuccessfully sought an(...)

(...)-disciplinary assessment with a qualified mental health or specialist autism service. There are many specific treatment(...)

Liz O Donnell, former deputy leader of the Progressive Democrats, is to be nominated as chair of the Road Safety Authority, replacing Gay Byrne. Photo: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

(...) “incredibly worrying” after years of decreases in child road deaths.She is seen as being a very strong media(...)

Unicef report on child poverty

Sir, – Unicef’s report reveals shocking and frankly shameful data for Ireland (“Irish child poverty(...)

The Unicef report ranks Ireland  37th for child poverty of 41 EU and OECD countries analysed

(...), despite child poverty falling in almost half of European countries since the start of the economic crash(...)

 Why do we get so worked up about the negligible threat from Ebola and ignore real and present dangers, such as healthcare workers not washing their hands properly?

(...) described an implausible waiting-room scenario where an Ebola-infected patient touched a chair, then a child(...)

The family of a woman who died of multi-organ failure seven days after she had a hysterectomy at Mount Carmel private hospital in Dublin has secured €560,000 in settlement of their High Court action. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

(...) of 30 years when their third child was aged just 12, counsel said. A separate action by Mr Royal(...)