A grim statistic

The most depressing aspect of the Central Statistics Office survey on income and living conditions is the ever-increasing number of children living in(...)

Campaigners said the scale of rising poverty amounted to a “national scandal”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The number of children rooted in consistent poverty and going without basics such as heating or warm clothing has risen to 140,000 or one in eight chi(...)

Tom McMahon, senior statistician, Richard McMahon, assistant director general and Patrick Foley, statistician, at the Central Statistics Office at Government Buildings Dublin yesterday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Families squeezed into hotel rooms, with nowhere for children to play because they have been priced out of their homes. Children growing up in homes w(...)

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(...)

“I kind of do the work as opposed to saying what I want to be.” Frances Fitzgerald, Minister for Justice, visiting the Learning for Life centre in Esker Hill, Lucan. Photograph: Alan Betson

‘She does ‘mumsy’ well”, murmurs an observer, watching the local TD and Minister for Justice and Equality, Frances Fitzgerald, drive off after declari(...)

So far this year 729 children in almost 400 families in Dublin have  lost their homes

Children are going to school hungry – not just without breakfast but not having had anything to eat since they left the previous day. Families (...)

Although the €5 per month increase in child benefit is welcome, it should be seen against a backdrop of a €36 cut to the basic rate since 2009

Budget 2015 does not herald a recovery that is fully committed to those who have been most devastated by six years of cuts, according to the Society o(...)

Almost one in five teachers say they have seen an increase in the number of children arriving at school hungry over the past year

Almost one in five teachers say they have seen an increase in the number of children arriving at school hungry over the past year, according to resear(...)

From left: Des O’Malley, John Bruton, Albert Reynolds, Dick Spring and Proinsias De Rossa. Photograph: Irish Times Archive

On the evening of July 29th, 1994, the chairman of the long-running inquiry into malpractice in the beef industry, Mr Justice Liam Hamilton, delivered(...)

Aldi: Schools had barely closed their doors for the summer when the German supermarket began promising to sell cash-strapped parents a complete pri(...)