Overall, 73 per cent of children in the intervention schools were within the “normal” weight range for their age, compared to just 58 per cent in the control schools.  Photograph: Getty Images

Childhood obesity could be greatly reduced using targeted health programmes in schools, new research has shown. A study of the long-term (...)

Éilis O’Brien with senior infants in the Doodle Den club at the Sacred Heart Junior School, Killinarden,Tallaght, Co Dublin. Photograph:Eric Luke

Fifteen senior infants in wine-coloured uniforms are scurrying around a classroom, pencils and clipboards in their hands, searching for words o(...)

Gretta Murphy from Co Kilkenny with Minister for Children Frances Fitzgerald and Angela Murphy from Co Waterford in the Department of Education yesterday for the launch of the Association of Childcare Professionals. Photograph: David Sleator

All childcare workers should have professional qualifications, be formally registered and enjoy a standard work contract, according to a new body set (...)

The Association of Childhood Professionals has called for an initial statutory minimum requirement for all childhood professionals

High rates of staff turnover in childcare settings are unsustainable, it was claimed today.The Association of Childhood Professionals (ACP) called for(...)

Garda Damian Long wasn’t hopeful of a great outcome when he got a teenager together with the woman whose car he had vandalised. The young man d(...)