Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton, who sponsored the legislation, said last night that the process that led to a new draft of the Bill had helped give a better understanding of the “complex issues that are being addressed”. Photograph: Eric Luke

Transgender people aged 16 and over will be able to have their gender legally recognised under proposed legislation. A new draft of the General Sche(...)

Parents of children with special needs are often encouraged by the principals of mainstream schools to send their children to ‘special’ schools instead, with the excuse that they would get “better therapeutic supports in the special school” an Oireachtas Committee has been told.

Parents of children with special needs are often encouraged by the principals of mainstream schools to send their children to ‘special’ schools instea(...)