Patrick and Milana Kearns with their son and Milana’s daughter who Patrick wishes to adpot. Photograph: Barry Cronin

The Adoption Authority of Ireland, lone-parent organisations and legal practitioners have called for changes to legislation requiring mothers to adop(...)

The cut in the higher rate of maternity benefit is being cut from €262 to €230 per week

The second effective cut to maternity benefit this year and the end of the One Parent Family tax credit for have been described as “anti-woman” and “a(...)

One Family chief executive Karen Kiernan said it was “unacceptable that legislators haven’t, up to this point, legislated for the X case and now they really need to get on with it and then they need to look at supporting children and families”. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Politicians “need to get on with” legislating for the X case so they can get back to the real work of focusing on children and families in need, the h(...)