Prof Pat Dolan, head of the Unesco Child and Family Research Centre in NUI Galway: ‘Most of us take our family support for granted. You notice it only when you don’t have it.’  Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

One of the questions that went through the mind of Prof Pat Dolan when he heard about baby Maria, who was found abandoned on the side of a road in (...)

If you feel threatened by your teen's aggression, it's time to do something about it. Photograph: Getty Images
Living in fear of your child

It’s domestic violence but you won’t find it recorded in Ireland, nor mentioned in legislation. Yet professionals working with families report that ch(...)