Tipperary senior player  Brendan Maher:  helped  Borris-Illeigh to claim the Kilmacud senior sevens honours for the sixth time. Photograph: Inpho

Tipperary’s Borris-Illeigh claimed both All-Ireland senior-junior sevens hurling titles in Dublin on Saturday. Boosted by excellent displays from the (...)

Corofin’s Liam Silke fends off  Diarmuid Connolly during his side’s win over St Vincent’s, ending their 28 month unbeaten run. (Photograph: INPHO/Donall Farmer)

Corofin: 1-14 St Vincent’s: 1-9So after going 28 months unbeaten - or 18 wins, and one draw - the end has come for St Vincent’s, as Galway champions C(...)

Weighing the evidence: but is a court the best place to decide delicate matters concerning the welfare of children and families?

The interim report on the Child Care Law Reporting Project provides a valuable opportunity for a real debate about taking children into care. For the (...)

Minister for Children Frances Fitzgerald holds the “Children First” document at its publication in July 2011 in Dublin Castle. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

A friend of mine who is involved in a voluntary organisation received child protection and welfare information by email from the Health Service(...)