Róisín Lowe at St Leo’s College, Carlow: “I see a word and think I’m spelling it correctly but the words move about on the page.”  Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

Róisín Lowe is a star student. She got an A in Junior Cert English. There’s almost no reason she shouldn’t perform well in her Leaving Cert next ye(...)

 Ombudsman for Children Niall Muldoon criticised the administration of the Reasonable Accommodation in the Certificate Examinations (Race) scheme for exam support. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The State Examinations Commission has bowed to pressure from the Ombudsman for Children and disability rights organisations over a lack of transparen(...)

Ombudsman for Children Dr Niall Muldoon at the launch of his organisation’s annual report. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Young people who are placed in adult psychiatric facilities are continuing to experience a “gross interference” of their human rights according to the(...)

The Ombudsman for Children Dr Niall Muldoon has called for fitness to teach hearings. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Long-promised fitness hearings for the teaching profession should be introduced urgently to improve accountability in schools, the Ombudsman for Child(...)

Niall Muldoon, the Ombudsman for Children, in his office on Great Strand Street, Dublin. Photograph: Sara Freund.

Every morning, on the way up to his office in a building off Dublin’s north quays, the Ombudsman for Children passes his job description, which is wri(...)

While Hiqa currently provides the inspection, registration and monitoring of the State’s residential care centres for children, Tulsa provides the same service within the non-statutory children’s centres. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Ombudsman for Children has expressed concern that children in residential care centres may not be receiving the required care due to “inconsistenc(...)

‘Their stories offer compelling insights into the negative impact gaps in services and system-oriented practices have on the lives of children and their families’. Photograph: Getty Images

As Ombudsman for Children I often return to the question posed by Eleanor Roosevelt, at an event at the UN in New York, during the 10th anniversary of(...)

Garda Insp Michael Lynch (left), Dr Conor Hanly of NUIG and Caroline Counihan, legal policy director RCNI, at the Rape Crisis Network Ireland seminar at Buswells Hotel. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/ The Irish Times

Proposed legislation on sex offences has a “significant gap” in that it fails to provide a definition of consent, one of the main advocacy bodies for (...)

Dr Niall Muldoon: has outlined his plans to make direct provision the main priority of his upcoming tenure. Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

The new Ombudsman for Children says young people should be trusted to “make up their own minds” once they reach the legal age to marry.Dr Niall Muldoo(...)

Clinical psychologist Dr Niall Muldoon is set to become the new Ombudsman for Children, succeeding Emily Logan

Clinical psychologist Dr Niall Muldoon is set to become the new Ombudsman for Children, succeeding Emily Logan. Dr Muldoon, who already works in the c(...)