Sinn Féin’s health and children spokesman Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin put the issue of child poverty before Minister for Children Dr James Reilly in the Dáil. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Child poverty increased in Ireland from 18 per cent to 28.6 per cent between the years 2008 and 2012, Sinn Féin health and children spokesman Caoimhgh(...)

Dr Diarmuid O’Donovan, director of public health for the HSE West: “sensationalist” media reporting of the current Ebola outbreak is fuelling irrational fears about the virus.  Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

“Sensationalist” media reporting of the current Ebola outbreak is fuelling irrational fears about the virus, according to public health specialist Dr(...)

Joan Collins: More children are living in poverty now than before the crash and subsequent austerity measures, says the Independent TD. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Children were going to school hungry, Independent TD Joan Collins told the Dáil. “They are arriving at crèches with doughnuts or chocolate bars becau(...)

By the end of this year, college friends Matt Pohlson and Ryan Cummins will have raised almost $20 million for charities in two years.

When 2014 comes to a close, college friends Ryan Cummins and Matt Pohlson will have raised almost $20 million for charities in two years.Their start-u(...)

So far this year 729 children in almost 400 families in Dublin have  lost their homes

Children are going to school hungry – not just without breakfast but not having had anything to eat since they left the previous day. Families (...)

Of all social wrongs, a denial of opportunity to children is the most insidious. Young people bear the brunt of this exclusion but society also pays b(...)

The Unicef report ranks Ireland  37th for child poverty of 41 EU and OECD countries analysed

Children in Ireland have suffered most in the recession and continue to bear the consequences, despite child poverty falling in almost half of Europe(...)

The report from Unicef measuring levels of child poverty emphasised the long-term impact policy can have on the lives of children. Photograph: PA

Ireland ranks 37th out of 41 countries in a report measuring relative changes in child poverty published today by Unicef. The report examines the impa(...)

Seán Sherlock TD. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Funding of €600,000 and emergency supplies are to be sent to assist communities battling the Ebola outbreak in west Africa, Minister of State for Dev(...)

A man digs graves for Ebola victims at King Tom Cemetery,  in Freetown, Sierra Leone, yesterday. The government has wrapped up an ambitious three day national lockdown in an attempt to fight the epidemic. Photograph: Samuel Aranda/The New York Times.

Sierra Leone has ended a three-day lockdown aimed at stemming the world’s worst ever Ebola epidemic, with authorities claiming the controversial oper(...)