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A total bar on naming children who have been the subject of court cases came into effect last October following a Court of Appeal ruling. Photograph: Getty Images

Child victims of homicide can be named publicly from Friday onwards, following legislation signed into law last week. A total bar on naming children (...)

Minister of State with responsibility for law reform James Browne during a press conference to mark the launch of  Youth Justice Strategy 2021-2027. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Children who have been groomed by gangs to break the law are to be prioritised as Garda Youth Diversion Projects are strengthened as part of efforts t(...)

Philomena Lee was sent to the Sean Ross Abbey mother and baby home in Roscrea, Co Tipperary, when she became pregnant aged 18. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

Retired nurse Philomena Lee has brought a High Court challenge aimed at quashing parts of the final report of the Commission of Investigation into Mot(...)

Contra mundum: The Irish Times’s editorial of April 12th, 1951, on Noel Browne and the Mother and Child scheme

Seventy years ago today, on April 12th, 1951, The Irish Times published what is probably its most famous editorial. It was a response to the resignati(...)

Minister for Children Roderic O’Gorman said if established, the committee would provide an opportunity for trade union Siptu and employers’ group Ibec “to engage in negotiations . . . which could ultimately establish binding rates of pay and conditions for the sector”. Photograph: iStock

The Irish SME Association (ISME) has said it is “untenable” for the Government to proceed with establishing a joint labour committee for the early lea(...)

Albaraa Turkistani pictured at the Criminal Courts of Justice in Dublin before he was jailed. Photograph: Collins Courts

A student who searched for and downloaded child sexual abuse material “of the most depraved nature” has been jailed for 16 months. Albaraa Turkistani(...)

Kelly Macdonald in Line of Duty: ‘My first thought was that this would be really challenging.’ Photograph: Steffan Hill/World Productions/BBC

Kelly Macdonald’s roles are typically quiet and fraught with internal conflict, and entailing journeys that are more reflective than active. As a(...)

The Flagellation of Christ by Piero della Francesca. Photograph courtesy of  Arte & Immagini  via Getty Images

Originallokalisierungsehnsucht. Having convinced myself there must exist a long German word to describe the artistic compulsion which afflicted me, I (...)

Prof Conor O’Mahony,  State’s special rapporteur for child protection, says it is vital that every reasonable effort be made to fill in the blanks in the lives of as many as possible of those affected.

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has said the issue of illegal adoption was “shocking” and said that those affected will be helped and supported. He was spe(...)

Mental health organisations all report increased demand, with many reporting increased suicidality among clients, callers and texters. Photograph: iStock

Despite many commentators’ worst fears, and the dire circumstances thrust upon many people by the Covid crisis, suicides have not increased in the pas(...)

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