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Joker: US cinema chains  will ban masks and costumes from screenings

For close to a century, newspapers have got themselves in a tizzy about the possibility that some film or other may have inspired an act of violence. (...)

In Northern Ireland last year, the PSNI recorded 2,036 sexual offences against under 18s; 472 of these were against children.

In the small playground of St Paul’s Primary School in Irvinestown, Co Fermanagh the boisterous sound of children playing fills the air. Children in (...)

Children’s rights campaigners and those campaigning against sexual violence have called for clear and unambiguous legislation outlawing child sex doll(...)

The two employees at the centre of the accusations of physical abuse have strongly denied the allegations. Photograph: iStock

Tusla, the Child and Family Agency, has begun an investigation into allegations by a former creche employee that two other staff members slapped child(...)

Greta Thunberg and 15 other children have filed a complaint with the UN alleging five of the world’s major economies have violated their human rights. Photograph: Kena Betancur/AFP/Getty

UN secretary general António Guterres has declared the first global summit on climate action a success in generating better momentum to meet the criti(...)

A new report revealed Ireland's childcare supports compare very poorly with many other countries. According to the study, in Ireland cost was more lik(...)

Mr Justice Michael McGrath said the court had been satisfied the boy’s behaviour presented a risk to his own life, health and safety. Photograph: iStock

A 14-year-old boy who is homeless and at large from a special care centre is at serious risk to himself following attempts to take his own life, the H(...)

Kailash Satyarthi: “Eradication of trafficking, forced [child] labour, bonded labour is supposed to be accomplished by 2025 and unfortunately it seems that the world is failing again its children.” Photograph: Money Sharma

Nobel Peace Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi has met Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to seek support for a UN convention combating international child exploitati(...)

“My students alone give me a couple of hundred reasons to look forward to going back to school,” says The Secret Teacher. Image: iStock

Little wonder that people have a go at teachers when so many of us openly lament the passing of our long summer break. My students alone give me a c(...)

Virgin sacrifices. Occult rituals. Drinking blood from skull-shaped chalices. If these practices pique your interest then the Satanic Temple is proba(...)

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