Children’s charity Barnardos has appealed for people to donate their unwanted Christmas presents. Photograph: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

In two separate appeals people are being asked to donate unwanted Christmas gifts to the homeless and to children. Dublin’s St Mary’s Pro Cathe(...)

Students at Christ King Secondary School in Douglas, Co Cork, who invited chef Neven Maguire in to speak about cooking and healthy eating, including how to prepare nutritious lunches and dinners

Day after day, children arrive to school – or go to bed – on an empty stomach. The results are predictable: they fall asleep in class, they get cra(...)

Minister for Children Charlie Flanagan:   said  new figures show guardians ad litem legal fees total €3.14 million for the year to date.     Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The rate of legal fees paid by the State to lawyers acting for children’s guardians ad litem (GAL) in the courts has rocketed this year. New figures (...)

The key is always to be calm in your own responses and to make whatever your daughter wants in the argument dependent on her behaving well.  Photograph: Getty Images

Q My daughter is five and a half. She’s smart, deep and popular with he(...)

Ryan Tubridy on the ‘Late Late Toy Show’

AL PORTERPanto Star and comedianGrowing up I was a massive fan of WWF wrestling, so when I was eight I was thrilled to find some figures in my Christm(...)