The vaccine against cervical cancer has been offered to teenage girls in Ireland since May 2010 as part of the schools vaccination programme

A new support group, set up by parents of teenage girls who claim a vaccine against cervical cancer has made them ill, will be launched on the weeken(...)

The court heard that the boy does not cope well with residential units or with people “coming and going from his life” and cannot continue to be moved from placement to placement. Photograph: Getty Images

A teenager in care with more than 20 criminal charges against him is living in a homeless hostel, the Dublin District Family Court has heard.The charg(...)

 Mount Anville School in South Co Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A secretary at a private school in Dublin has lost a High Court appeal against a decision that her wages were lawfully cut as part of austerity legisl(...)

The Child and Family Agency, Tusla, is to examine whether the foster family of a boy in care who has mental health difficulties can retain their foster allowance payment after the boy turns 18

The Child and Family Agency, Tusla, is to examine whether the foster family of a boy in care who has mental health difficulties can retain their foste(...)

Graham Dwyer’s legal team will submit the grounds of appeal - the points of law on which it is seeking reappraisal in the courts - in the coming weeks, after which the prosecution will file its response.

Graham Dwyer’s appeal against his conviction for the murder of childcare worker Elaine O’Hara may be heard before the end of the year. Lawyers for Dwy(...)

Gordon Jeyes, chief executive of Tusla (the Child and Family Agency), said the status of the unassessed files, or “referrals or pieces of information”, was unclear. “Not knowing is a failure and I regret that.”   Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

At least 1,200 child protection files may not have been assessed by social workers in the Laois-Offaly area, the Oireachtas Committee for Health and (...)

Ken Murphy, director general of the Law Society of Ireland:  “We would hope that people will at least give consideration to what we say.”  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Marriage equality is an issue of fundamental human rights and there is no legal justification for denying equality to same-sex couples, the Law Soc(...)

The court heard that the man’s other children had also been taken into care due to allegations of abuse and neglect. Photograph: Michaela Rehle/Reuters

The father of an infant taken into care last year by the Child and Family Agency yesterday threatened to take his child back during a hearing at th(...)

Mike Jennings, general secretary  of the Irish Federation of University Teachers: said the college was attempting to exploit students’ understandable anxiety in the pre-exam period in the most cynical way. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Irish Federation of University Teachers has called on University College Cork to withdraw a letter to students at the Tyndall National Institute (...)

Jason Freyne, of no fixed abode, but originally from Limerick, appeared before a special sitting of Kilmallock District Court on Monday afternoon. File photograph: Michaela Rehle/Reuters

A national school teacher who was acquitted of sexually abusing three pupils and who has been reinstated in his post is entitled to have his defamati(...)