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Former solicitors Keith Flynn and Lyndsey Clarke at Cork District Court. Photograph: Cork Courts Limited

The case of solicitors Keith Flynn and Lyndsey Clarke has left many scratching their heads. The couple were jailed for a series of elaborate frauds o(...)

 Ursula Von der Leyen: the president of the European Commission spoke about “protecting livelihoods” as she launched a roadmap for lifting containment measures last week. Photograph: John Thys/AFP/Getty

Donald Trump is talking incessantly about reopening the US economy. The EU Commission president Ursula von der Leyen spoke about “protecting livelihoo(...)

A view of the construction site of the national children’s hospital. File photograph Tom Honan

The Health Service Executive spent more than €11 million on consultancy fees for the National Children’s hospital group last year, and more than €1 mi(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris. Medical organisations maintain introducing pay parity for all consultants would cost about €40 million. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Difficulties recruiting medical specialists have prompted the Government to begin closing the pay gap between new hospital consultants and their longe(...)

‘Our bill would seek to regularise the position of children born in Ireland who have been resident here for at least three years and who are currently potentially facing deportation,’ Ivana Bacik said. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Government will not support a Labour Party Bill which would give citizenship rights to children of non-national parents if they are born in Irelan(...)

Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection: to tackle the deepest children’s poverty, she will need  political backing from  colleagues in the Departments of Children, Housing, Education, Health and Justice.  Photograph:  Garrett White/Collins Photo Agency

The 139,000 children still living in consistent poverty, in the midst of an apparent full-blown economic recovery, are clearly top of Minister for Emp(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Áine Lynch from the National Parents Council (centre) with Webwise Youth Advisory Panel members Rachel Murphy (18) and Marco Messori  (18)  help launch the Government’s Action Plan for Online Safety.

The Government’s long-awaited plan to keep children safe online contains no mandatory actions from the online platforms most popularly used by childr(...)

Children’s groups have argued to maintain the age of digital consent at 13. File photograph: Getty Images

Proposals to raise the digital age of consent from 13 to 16 years of age were rejected by an Oireachtas committee on Wednesday. The digital age of co(...)

 Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and  Minister for Health Simon Harris at the official sod turning ceremony of the new national children’s hospital.  Photograph:

The Phoenix Children’s Hospital in Arizona has expressed concerns about plans to adopt a similar name for the new €1 billion national paediatric hospi(...)

Several hospitals have said that patients frequently become homeless while in hospital

Almost 700 people were discharged from hospital into homelessness in Dublin last year, new figures show. Figures from the Dublin Region Homeless Exe(...)

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