Gordon Jeyes, chief executive of Tusla, the Child and Family Agency. Photograph: Alan Betson

Changes to the State’s care system will result in payments to foster families ceasing where a young person is not involved in education or training o(...)

Oberstown is the setting for a new child detention campus which will accommodate teenage offenders who until recently have been placed in St Patrick’s Institution, a wing of Mountjoy Prison. Photograph: The Irish Times

Inspectors have raised concern that young people in a State-run child detention school are being routinely isolated in locked rooms to help manage dis(...)

Measuring the Pressure, an analysis of social services, says there are some 2,740 cases without a social worker classified as a “high priority”, indicating serious child protection concerns or other risks

Unpublished figures show more than 8,000 abuse, neglect and welfare concerns over children at risk are waiting to be allocated a social worker.An int(...)

 Mark Gray from  Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin: ‘By the time you’re on your third or fourth social worker, you’re just fed up of explaining yourself.’ Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Mark Gray knows first-hand the reality of growing up in a care system under strain. He was just six years old when he was placed in a residential home(...)

The Irish Times stand where start-ups are pitching their ideas to us at the Web Summit. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill/THE IRISH TIMES

We have been inundated with pitches; here’s a selection of the start-ups we’ve met so farYoni Dariel - Chief executive officer of Ondigo CRM, Israel a(...)

Gordon Jeyes, chief executive designate of the new agency, who is on a salary of €184,000.

A key member of an agency which is due to take over responsibility for child and family services has stepped down a year after being hired. Annie Call(...)