Minister for Children James Reilly has been urged to address the lack of social workers in the State.  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

Minister for Children James Reilly has been urged to address the lack of social workers in the State. The Irish Times today reported that more than 9,(...)

Latest figures show that some 9,000 reports of suspected abuse, neglect or welfare concerns for children – 3,500 of which are classified as “high priority cases” – are waiting to be allocated a social worker

After years of rhetoric by the State over cherishing the children of the nation, the Government has moved over recent years to introduce concrete meas(...)

Ombudsman for children Emily Logan has said the treatment of children living in direct provision centres for asylum seekers is an issue of ongoing con(...)

Sinéad Gibney, the social action manager at Google, has been appointed  director of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission.

The head of Google’s social action division has been appointed director-designate of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission. Sinéad Gibney wi(...)

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

After 10 years as Ombudsman for Children, Emily Logan is to become chief commissioner of a new State body responsible for promoting the human rights a(...)

Emily Logan. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Ombudsman for Children Emily Logan is to be nominated as chief commissioner of the new Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission. Ms Logan will step(...)

Garda Sgt Dave McInerney with members of the Libyan community, Hussein Buhidma (left) and Adam Argiag, in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

It is 9.53am on Monday, October 21st, and an email with the subject line “Suspected Child Abduction” has just landed in the inbox of the Missing Pe(...)

Ombudsman for Children, Emily Logan. Photograph: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland

The Special Inquiry into the taking of children from two Roma families in Athlone and Tallaght last October deserves to be read. Even in the often dry(...)

Acting Garda Commissioner Noirín O’Sullivan speaks to media after the publication of the report of the inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the taking into care of the children of two Roma families

Acting Garda Commissioner Noirín O’Sullivan last night pledged to develop anti-discrimination training for members of the force, following the publica(...)

How were two Roma children wrongly taken away from their families and briefly held in State care last year? Both Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Justice Mini(...)