James Reilly: looking at options for guardians in child care cases. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

A new body, to run a service providing court-appointed guardians in child care cases, is under consideration by Minister for Children James Reilly. (...)

Caitríona Nic Mhuiris and her husband, Séamus Moore, at their home in Galway.  Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

When Caitríona Nic Mhuiris, her husband, Séamus Moore, and two children headed off to Brittany in a camper van three years ago, they had no id(...)

Some 140,000 children are living in consistent poverty.

Almost 140,000 children in Ireland are living in consistent poverty and one-parent families are twice as likely to be living in poverty as the (...)

Gordon Jeyes: comments from the Department of Children and Youth Affairs  follow concerns raised by the chief executive of Tusla, the Child and Family Agency, about the cost of the system.  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Plans for “extensive reform” of the court-appointed guardian system in Ireland are “at an advanced stage”, the Department of Children and Youth Affai(...)

 Minister for Children Dr James Reilly. Dr Reilly said the Government had ‘no part’ in funding cuts to Catholic marriage support agency Accord. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Government had “no hand, act or part” in the cutting of funding to the Catholic marriage support agency Accord, Minister for Children James Reilly(...)

Organisations involved in the BeLonG To Yes campaign in the same-sex the marriage referendum include the ISPCC, Barnardos, Foróige, Youth Work Ireland, the Migrant Rights Centre, Headstrong, Yes Equality, the Children’s Rights Alliance, Pavee Point, EPIC and the National Youth Council of Ireland, as well as BeLonG To. Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan

A Yes vote in the forthcoming same-sex marriage referendum would be “in the best interests of children”, three of Ireland’s leading children’s chariti(...)

Christmas cheer-up: Dustin The Turkey lent his support to Age Action this year, along with Christmas FM. Photograph: David Sleator

Tucked away in a corner of the Ballsbridge Hotel in Dublin, an avid band of merry broadcasters is hard at work filling Ireland’s airwaves with yuletid(...)

Pamela Carter (centre) with Vivienne Moore (right) who run an afterschool service in Rathmines, Dublin, called The Club. Photograph: Alan Betson

The challenge of developing afterschool care is that families’ needs and preferences vary widely – but basing services in, or at least beside, a prima(...)

Almost one in five teachers say they have seen an increase in the number of children arriving at school hungry over the past year

Almost one in five teachers say they have seen an increase in the number of children arriving at school hungry over the past year, according to resear(...)

He was only five years old but John O’Connell still remembers the moment he was told his mum had died – two days after the event. “It was weird becaus(...)