Minister for Childre Dr James Reilly: said the most important requirements for young people leaving care included continuity of relationships and secure suitable accommodation

A structured aftercare plan for children and young people leaving State care is to become the norm, Minister for Children Dr James Reilly sai(...)

A card laid at the gates of Bessborough during a Bessborough Mother and Baby Support Group memorial service in Cork. Photograph: Provision

A State commission of inquiry is to investigate the number of baby deaths at a Cork Mother and Baby Home after it emerged that official records dif(...)

Minister of State at the Department of Justice Aodhán Ó Ríordáin last month said the homeless and housing crisis in Dublin meant refugees should be accommodated elsewhere in the country. Photograph: Reuters

Refugees coming to Ireland as part of the response to the European migrant crisis are expected to be put in long-term accommodation outside Dublin. (...)

A former social care worker claims there is a major hidden problem of sexual exploitation involving vulnerable young people in the State care system.(...)

Tusla chief operations officer Fred McBride said Tusla was currently reviewing its centralised recruitment practices to allow local management to become more responsive and to recruit the expert social work staff they want. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Tusla, the Child and Family Agency, is not anticipating any reduction in its services next year, a senior executive with the agency pledged when ques(...)

In July the Housing First rough-sleeper outreach team supported 19 families at risk as well as at least four families who were verified as sleeping rough in their cars with children. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Thirteen families with children, including babies, were found sleeping rough in Dublin last summer, according to an unpublished report. The rep(...)

Manager Elaine Burnett and volunteer Jane O’Connor with a resident of Cuan Álainn women’s refuge, run by Respond housing association, which is due to close in December this year. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Women and children fleeing domestic violence, currently in a refuge in west Dublin, face returning to the homes they left or becoming homeless in two (...)

A Dublin teenager accused of holding a knife to a 90-year-old woman during a burglary has been sent forward for trial to the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court

A Dublin teenager accused of holding a knife to a 90-year-old woman during a burglary has been sent forward for trial to the Dublin Circuit Criminal C(...)

The Links Creche, Abington, Malahide, Co. Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A Dublin crèche that was charged with breaking childcare laws following allegations made in an RTÉ television investigation has been fined €1,000. Th(...)

The Scandinavian childcare system has evolved “because of a cultural consensus that simply does not exist in Ireland.”

Tánaiste Joan Burton is under pressure because of her cuts to the one-parent family payment, not least because she promised not to introduce them unti(...)