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Children’s Rights Alliance chief executive Tanya Ward (centre) with Caroline Fahey of St Vincent de Paul (left) with Labour Party Senators Ivana Bacik and Ged Nash (right), Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin and Leah Speight (representing Bríd Smith TD) during the alliance’s political briefing at Buswell’s Hotel, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The creation of a role to oversee the elimination of child poverty in Ireland would be a cause of concern as it could undermine the work of Cabinet me(...)

Michelle O’Brien pictured with her children Tommy, Jamie and Joey at her emergency accommodation in Banagher, Co Offaly. Photograph: Tom O’Hanlon

Child homelessness in the midlands more than tripled in two years, while the cost of providing emergency accommodation in the region is on course to e(...)

Isaac Reid (age 6), Peter Reid (age 9), Catherine Cleary, and Shane Reid (age 12) have a picnic in Iveagh Gardens. Photograph: Sara Freund/The Irish Times

When it decides to show up, there is nothing better in the world than an Irish summer. Even when it doesn’t, with a strong will, a flask of tea and en(...)

Castlecomer Discovery Park, in Co Kilkenny. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

GET BACK TO NATURE Dublin City Farm St Anne’s Park, Raheny; free; dublincityfarm.com Dublin County Council’s first urban farm has only been open(...)

Tusla, the State’s child and family agency, strongly advises parents not to take children out of school for holidays during the school year. Photograph: iStock

It’s almost summer and the cost of taking a holiday is set to soar. For many parents, there’s a dilemma: do you skip school early to take advantage of(...)

Hiqa, which carried out the assessment, said ‘drift and delay’ was identified in the completion of preliminary enquiries of between two and 11 months from the date of initial referral.

A review of Tusla child protection services in the Carlow, Kilkenny and South Tipperary area has found not all allegations of suspected abuse were not(...)

The Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse report in Dublin in 2009. Photograph: AP Photo/Peter Morrison

On May 20th, 2009, the Commission into Child Abuse published its shattering 2,600-page report. It investigated 215 residential institutions for chi(...)

One of the things that stuck Mr Justice Seán Ryan’s  mind during the years when the commission heard evidence was the extraordinary number of people held in institutions over those decades in Ireland. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell/The Irish Times

Preparing to publish his investigation into Ireland’s religious-run residential institutions 10 years ago this month, Mr Justice Seán Ryan knew that h(...)

Artane Industrial School in Dublin which was run by the Christian Brothers and was named in the Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse report.

The Ryan report, published 10 years ago this month, was based on the testimony of over 1,000 people who told the Commission to Inquire into Child Abus(...)

Jamie Mangan, who grew up in Dublin 1 and now is a youth worker in the area. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Jamie Mangan (24), from Summerhill in Dublin’s north inner city, had a “tough” childhood. He had dyspraxia and ADHD, was repeatedly suspended from sch(...)

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