‘For some people a pregnancy might not have been a crisis 10 years ago but it is now.’ Photograph: Thinkstock

Agnes always assumed that her mother would be supportive if she got pregnant, but just as she was working up the courage to break the news, her fat(...)

Bishop-elect Kevin Doran said: ‘I must confess to being a little surprised to find myself here this morning’. Photograph: Eric Luke

A Dublin priest has been appointed Bishop of Elphin in the midlands and west of Ireland. Kevin Doran, 61, was named by Pope Francis to succeed retired(...)

Bodywhys: the organisation highlights body image and self-esteem, helping to explore and challenge media stereotypes of beauty

Accord The Catholic marriage counselling agency runs the largest RSE school programme in Ireland. Last year Accord visited about 400 primary and secon(...)

 Round table talks at the Dáil na nÓg  ‘Let’s Talk About Mental Health’ National Youth Parliament  in Croke Park last year. Photograph: Chris Bellew
How this project was compiled

This extensive investigation into Relationships and Sexuality Education in Irish schools was made possible by the support of the Mary Raftery Journali(...)

Sex inspectors

Extracts from a random sample of reports below give a small flavour of the SPHE inspection reports in individual schools. The Department of Education (...)

The Catholic bishops of Ireland stress once again the importance of continuing to provide a health care service in Ireland which ensures comple(...)