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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(...)

Christine Buckley and former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern at a ceremony in The Aislinn Centre in March 2009. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

On May 11th, 1999, former taoiseach Bertie Ahern apologised on behalf of the Irish people to those who had spent their childhoods in residential insti(...)

President Michael D Higgins hosts an event at Áras an Uachtaráin on Friday for the Christine Buckley Centre, an organisation set up to assist the victims of clerical and institutional abuse. Photograph: Dave Meehan for the Irish Times

Society and those who “stayed silent” also bear responsibility for what took place in industrial schools and other historic institutions, President Mi(...)

Katherine Zappone and Tanya Ward with, from left, Mary Lou McDonald, Brendan Howlin, Dara Calleary, Regina Doherty, Eamon Ryan, Róisín Shortall and Richard Boyd Barrett. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A three-year plan to eradicate consistent poverty among children, led by the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, is necessary if the issue is to be taken seriousl(...)

A detective told the court    the images were of the most serious Category 1 type.

A 34-year-old man was found with over 2,000 child porn images at his home in Cork city while he was working for the Child and Family Agency, Tusla, a (...)

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