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The birth of Christ at Christmas gives thoughtful Christians a particular sensibility regarding abortion.

What God was doing in a certain irregular and unexpected pregnancy is at the very heart and foundation of Christian faith – not to mention the heart o(...)

University of Limerick: Outside Dublin, proximity to a third-level college and socio-economic status seemed to be key determining factors in whether or not students go on to third level. Photograph: iStock

Click here to download the full 2018 Feeder School tables Students from the most affluent parts of Dublin are up to 14 times more likely to prog(...)

Barnardo’s has developed a plan which, if implemented, would alleviate the crisis affecting children’s healthcare, said the children’s charity. File photograph: Getty Images

Children’s support agency Barnardo’s is calling on the Government to use the National Treatment Purchase Fund to tackle child waiting lists for speech(...)

Gardaí have issued a Child Rescue Alert (CRI) for Jake Jordan (3) who was taken from his home Co Wexford early on Monday.

A three-year-old boy reported missing from his home in Bunclody, Co Wexford early on Monday morning has been found. A man was arrested shortly befor(...)

The Department of Education allows schools to impose a “reduced timetable” on pupils in exceptional circumstances, but never as a behavioural management tool and only with the parents’ consent.  Photograph: David Sleator

The teaching of children with social and behavioural difficulties has always posed a challenge for the education system. That is why vindicating a “ri(...)

The Mental Health Commission noted in its 2017 annual report the inability of CAMHS workers to admit children after hours, ‘thereby forcing’ them to look to adult units instead.

There has been a fall in the number of staff employed in the HSE’s youth mental health services, with 26 fewer employed in September compared to the b(...)

Health Information and Quality Authority report on  Gleann Alainn said “inspectors found that An Garda Síochána had been called by members of the staff team to manage children’s behaviour which resulted in children being pepper sprayed and or handcuffed”. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Children were handcuffed and pepper sprayed by gardaí during violent incidents at a special care unit run by the child and family agency Tusla in Cork(...)

The National Transport Authority’s chief executive, Anne Graham, said some decisions may be ‘difficult’, but they were necessary for ‘fast, reliable, punctual and convenient’ public transport. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

Nearly 350 homes in north and west Dublin will lose part of their front gardens to clear the way for the first of four high-speed BusConnects bus corr(...)

Dr Kieran Moore, a specialist consultant paediatric psychiatrist, previously based at Slaney House told an Oireachtas committee  he was resigning as his position was “untenable and unsafe”. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan

Child and adolescent mental health services operating from a building previously described as “in a state” by a paediatric psychiatrist in Co Wexford (...)

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone: “One in every 10 children lives in consistent poverty – experiencing both income poverty and deprivation.” Photograph: Colm Mahady/Fennell Photography

Child poverty was the “crisis of our times” and the Taoiseach should lead a drive to end it, a high-level conference on the issue heard on Friday. I(...)

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