A bail supervision scheme aimed at keeping young people out of prison is to be piloted in Dublin. File photograph: Getty Images

A bail supervision scheme aimed at keeping young people out of prison will be piloted in Dublin, Minister for Children James Reilly has said. The sys(...)

The inspections under the Departments of Education and Children are complementary to the regulatory inspections by Tusla.

Education-focused early years inspections of crèches and pre-schools which take part in the State’s free pre-school year programme have begun this wee(...)

Educational consultant Claire Warden believes there is no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing.

‘Three quarters of children spend less time outdoors than prisoners,” was the recent eye-catching headline over a British newspaper report on the res(...)

Minister for Children  Dr James Reilly:     centres funded by his department via Pobal. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Gardaí are investigating claims concerning €500,000 in funding at five childcare centres in Co Clare which closed suddenly at the weekend. Up to 400(...)

Child Care Law Reporting Project director Dr Carol Coulter. Photograph: Frank Miller

NUI Galway has appointed Child Care Law Reporting Project director Dr Carol Coulter as honorary adjunct professor at its school of law. Dr Coulter, a(...)

The North Dublin facility at Oberstown is the official National Children’s Detention Centre and caters for approximately 74 boys and six girls.

More than 3,000 working days were lost last year because of assaults on staff at the Oberstown detention centre for young offenders, it has emerged. (...)

Labour Senator Máiría Cahill. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

A victim of domestic violence will find herself homeless two weeks before Christmas, Labour Senator Máiría Cahill told the Seanad. She said the woma(...)

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Dr James Reilly has announced new reforms for early childhood care and education. File photograph: iThinkstock

All staff working with children in pre-school settings will be required to have a level 5 qualification under regulations to be published shortly, Min(...)

A preschool class at St Bernadette’s Junior School in Clondalkin. File photograph: Alan Betson

Parents who put off sending their children to preschool in September have been offered a chance to enrol them now – provided they can find a place. Un(...)

 Nóirín Hayes: “It’s almost like saying we will build hospitals and people who are sick can go there and they’ll be fine – and we haven’t got any of the equipment, and we haven’t got the trained personnel but sure we’ll mind them.” Photograph: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

The Government’s plan for a second free preschool year for children is “ill-thought through and deceptive” and misses the real investment needs of the(...)