James MacGuill: said he had not been approached by any Government officials in respect of the review of any of the cases where he is representing day school child sex abuse survivors. Photograph: Dave Meehan

A solicitor acting for some 20 victims of sexual abuse in day schools has expressed concern that the State may continue to fight their actions in t(...)

There ought to have been a sense of huge importance noted about Pope Francis’s first meeting with six survivors of clerical child sexual abuse in Rome(...)

People taking legal action over being abused while attending day schools should become more proactive, Louise O’Keeffe has urged . Photo Garrett White / Collins Court

People taking legal action over being abused while attending day schools should become more proactive to force the Government to address the issue of (...)

Louise O’Keeffe, who  was sexually abused by her teacher in a Co Cork primary school in the 1970s, has issued an invitation to the Taoiseach and Minister for Education to meet her and other survivors of child sex abuse. Photograph: Garrett White / Collins Court

A child sexual abuse survivor who took Ireland to the European Court of Human Rights has called on the Taoiseach and Minister for Education to meet(...)

Louise O’Keeffe, who was sexually abused by her teacher Leo Hickey at Dunderrow National School in West Cork in the 1970s, successfully brought her case to the European Court of Human Rights last year after the Supreme Court had ruled  Ireland was not liable for the abuse. Photograph: Garrett White/Collins court

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan will report to the Dáil in the autumn on a review of cases brought on foot of the O’Keeffe judgement by people w(...)

Time and time again, politicians fail to trust people, says Minister for Health Leo Varadkar. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Politicians should have enough trust in voters to turn down demands for projects such as schools rather than giving in to every request, Minister for (...)

Dr Geoffrey Shannon: “The law must keep pace with technology in protecting vulnerable young children and must exist as an accessible recourse for those who are victims of abuses such as cyber-bullying.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish TImes

Schools which do not do enough to protect students from bullying are likely to be liable for damages in future legal cases, the State rapporteur on c(...)

Louise O’Keeffe: the mother of two was sexually abused by a teacher in a Co Cork primary school in the 1970s. photograph: garrett white/collins court

The Cork-based firm Ernest J Cantillon has been recognised for its work in securing a landmark European Court of Human Rights ruling on childhood abus(...)

Louise O’Keeffe, who was sexually abused by her teacher in a Co Cork primary school in the 1970s. Photograph: Garrett White/Collins Courts

The legal team which helped Irish child sex abuse survivor Louise O’Keeffe win a landmark judgment in the European Court of Human Rights earlier this (...)

Louise O’Keeffe: disappointed at  time it is taking for  Department of Education to address  claims by other victims following her victory in the European Court of Human Rights. Picture: Courtpix

Sex abuse survivor Louise O’Keeffe has expressed disappointment at the time it is taking for the Department of Education to address the claims(...)