The Health Information and Quality Authority found significant delays at Tusla in assessing the needs of children and families where there were reports of suspected abuse or neglect. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Serious concern over the safety of children at risk has prompted the State’s health watchdog to review national governance at Tusla, the Child and Fam(...)

Conor Neill (6) with his class in the Doodle Den in St Michael’s Infants School in Limerick. Photograph: Brian Gavin/Press 22

A few weeks ago Siobhán Neill took her six-year-old son, Conor, to McDonald’s as a treat. She was about to ask him what he wanted when he surprised he(...)

Dublin City Council’s Dick Brady cancelled the plans for 200 houses six months ago as the focus went on rough sleeping after the death of Jonathan Corrie. However, pressure has since mounted on the organisation to provide solutions for the family homelessness crisis. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Dublin City Council is planning to construct up to 400 prefabricated houses on vacant sites around the city as a means of tacking the escalating famil(...)

 Anne Scully, RCNI Chairperson; Cliona Saidlear, Acting Director; Elaine Mears, Data and Services Information Manager at the launch of the RCNI National Rape Crisis Statistics Report for 2014 in Dublin. Photograph: Dave Meehan 1:56

The Government is making “very serious mistakes” in its “regressive” approach towards sexual violence prevention services according to the director of(...)

China’s stock market rally is creating two billionaires a week. Even a recent equities slump has failed to halt the momentum. A total of nine n(...)

Children’s campaigners have called for a total prohibition on corporal punishment following a ruling by the Council of Europe that the lack of a clear(...)

Patrick O’Brien (76) is facing 75 counts of indecent assault at numerous locations throughout the State including St Patrick’s Cathedral in Dublin

A former lay worker with the Church of Ireland is to stand trial accused of sexual abuse of 10 boys between 1977 and 1990. Patrick O’Brien (76) is fac(...)

A boy begging in an alleyway off Dawson Street in Dublin. The State must address delays in the provision of social housing and ensure emergency housing “is appropriate to children’s needs”, says the Ombudsman for Children’s report. Photograph: Frank Miller

The Government is tolerating “unacceptable” levels of child poverty, standing over discrimination in schools and failing to protect children from viol(...)

John Waters at a First Families First press conference in Dublin, May 19th, 2015. He  said the ruling of discrimination in the Ashers Bakery case was “indicative” of where society is headed.  “Will a Muslim baker have to accept an order for a cake with a cartoon of the prophet Muhammad; will a Jewish baker have to accept an order for a cake from a neo-Nazi group with a Swastika on it? Where will it end?” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times 3:35

The First Families First group advocating a No vote in the forthcoming same-sex marriage referendum has said nobody has challenged their concerns o(...)

Gardaí have released a photograph of the baby found abandoned on the outskirts of Dublin on Friday, May 8th. The baby, who has been named Maria, was found on Steelstown Road, a side road near the Blackchurch Inn in Rathcoole.

Gardaí have released a photograph of the baby found abandoned on the outskirts of Dublin on Friday, May 8th.The baby, who has been named Maria, was fo(...)