Minister Frances Fitzgerald: wants Ireland to be a “cold house for child pageants”. Photograph: Alan Betson

Child beauty contests are a theft of childhood, Minister for Children Frances Fitzgerald has told the Seanad.(...)

Minister for Children Frances Fitzgerald has said she wants Ireland to be a “cold house for child pageants”.

Minister for Children Frances Fitzgerald has said she wants Ireland to be a “cold house for child pageants”. Ms Fitzgerald said the very (...)

Phoebe McCallan (left), overall winner, and Bryony Way (8) with their mothers Hayley Way and Michelle Watts, all from Portsmouth, England, at the Universal Royalty pageant, which was held at Corrigan’s pub in Castleblayney. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A controversial US child beauty pageant could be making its return to Ireland later this year. Universal Royalty Beauty Pageant made head(...)

A call has been made in the Seanad for the Houses of the Oireachtas to support a ban in Ireland on child beauty pageants.Jillian van Turnhout said in (...)