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The Children Living with Domestic and Sexual Violence (CLwDSV) coalition details its concerns in a submission made this week to the Family Justice Oversight group in the Department of Justice.

The family law system is further endangering women and children experiencing domestic violence, a new coalition of NGOs says. In a hard-hitting repo(...)

Despite Covid-19, let’s not forget the gift of giving this Christmas.

Four charities let us know what both businesses and individuals can do to ensure the gift of giving is maintained this Christmas. Debra Ireland Debr(...)

Barnardos is working with 1,580 families who require critical and intensive support. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/THE IRISH TIMES

Barnardos has issued an urgent appeal to the public for donations to help it reach children and families during the Covid-19 crisis. The children’s (...)

Free meals for children are a recognised, targeted intervention to tackle child poverty. File photograph: Getty

A pilot to provide free school meals for children in early learning centres will be announced by Minister for Children Katherine Zappone on Thursday. (...)

Charities are appealing for unwanted gifts but they say they have neither the time nor volunteers to sift through what is useless. File photograph: Getty Images

What to do about all those presents you received at Christmas but which are quite useless, that is the question. Whether it is nobler, if you don’t mi(...)

The Rape Crisis Centre said this ad in a newspaper from the Stop Out-of-Control Drinking campaign is “misogynistic”.

The Rape Crisis Network of Ireland has called for the immediate withdrawal of an advertisement aimed at raising awareness of alcohol abuse.The network(...)

Children’s charity Barnardos has appealed for people to donate their unwanted Christmas presents. Photograph: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

In two separate appeals people are being asked to donate unwanted Christmas gifts to the homeless and to children. Dublin’s St Mary’s Pro Cathe(...)

Students at Christ King Secondary School in Douglas, Co Cork, who invited chef Neven Maguire in to speak about cooking and healthy eating, including how to prepare nutritious lunches and dinners

Day after day, children arrive to school – or go to bed – on an empty stomach. The results are predictable: they fall asleep in class, they get cra(...)

Minister for Children Charlie Flanagan:   said  new figures show guardians ad litem legal fees total €3.14 million for the year to date.     Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The rate of legal fees paid by the State to lawyers acting for children’s guardians ad litem (GAL) in the courts has rocketed this year. New figures (...)

The key is always to be calm in your own responses and to make whatever your daughter wants in the argument dependent on her behaving well.  Photograph: Getty Images

Q My daughter is five and a half. She’s smart, deep and popular with he(...)

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