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Daniel Mullan served a five-year prison sentence for abusing a young boy in Co Mayo in the 1990s. Photograph: Ireland International News Agency

A man extradited from Ireland to the US on Thursday has been accused by senior US law enforcement officials of abusing children for decades, “robbing (...)

A branch of Hyde & Seek in Dublin’s City Centre. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

A legal firm says it has been instructed by more than 30 families to seek compensation on behalf of children in Hyde and Seek creches which featured i(...)

A childlike sex doll was seized by gardaí this week during an operation targeting persons suspected of possessing, importing and distributing child pornography.

A childlike sex doll was seized by gardaí this week during an operation targeting persons suspected of possessing, importing and distributing child po(...)

The majority of calls to the CRA’s helpline came from children and their parents who feel the opinions of young people are not being taken into account in family law proceedings, according to chief executive Tanya Ward. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill/THE IRISH TIMES

Irish children are being ‘pushed out of a family law system that is crying out for reform’ and where young people’s voices are not heard, according to(...)

Forty-seven reports based on orders made under the Child Care Act are being published by the Child Care Law Reporting Project on its website on Monday. Photograph: iStock

A child in care had nowhere to go after a placement in a private facility broke down on the eve of a bank holiday because of financial issues with the(...)

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(...)

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