Minister for Children Frances Fitzgerald said the new law aims to make best safeguarding practice the “cultural norm” for anyone working with children. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The publication of the long-awaited Children First Bill was broadly welcomed today but some campaign groups and opposition members voiced conce(...)

Minister for Children Frances Fitzgerald.   Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Up to 23 families will be able to complete stalled adoptions from Russia after legislation was amended by the Dáil and Seanad.Minister for Children Fr(...)