(L to R) Abdi Mooge, Ciara Lynam, Julie Nguyen and Job Makiese, from St Ronan’s National School, Deansrath, Clondalkin, Co Dublin, at the Yellow Flag awards.

More than a dozen primary and secondary schools have received national recognition for their work in tackling racism and creating a more welcoming env(...)

 Children’s Ombudsman Niall Muldoon: asked after Thursday’s examination whether there had been “ongoing dialogue” between his office and Justice on extending his remit to direct provision centres, he said there had not. Photograph: Sara Freund

Ombudsman for Children Niall Muldoon has disputed Government claims about the rights of children in direct provision made to a United Nations committ(...)

Ending religious discrimination in schools’ admission policies may require a constitutional referendum, Minister for Children James Reilly has said. Photograph: Thinkstock

Ending religious discrimination in schools’ admission policies may require a constitutional referendum, Minister for Children James Reilly has said. (...)

Catholic bishops have warned the Minister for Education that it is not her role to interfere with the ethos of faith schools.

Catholic bishops have warned the Minister for Education that it is not her role to interfere with the ethos of faith schools. The move follows a pled(...)

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(...)