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Your opinion on Child Genius is likely to be much the same as your response to seeing an 11-year-old in a bowtie: it’s either cute or oddly sinister

The idea behind Child Genius (Channel 4, Monday-Saturday, 8pm), now in its fifth series, is to gather “gifted children” together from across the UK, d(...)

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A 49-year-old deputy primary school principal has been jailed for 18 months after he pleaded guilty to possessing and distributing child pornography f(...)

Handout photo issued by Which? of a child car seat, which is illegal to use in the EU, which is available to buy in online marketplaces such as eBay, Amazon and AliExpress.

Child car seats which are illegal to use in the EU are still available to buy from online marketplaces, a watchdog has warned. The seats, made of fab(...)

Lena Wilhare: her grandparents, dad and and uncle run Mulroy Bay Mussels, in Co Donegal. Photograph: Twitter

She may be blissfully unaware of the attention, but little Lena Wilhare has become something of a Twitter sensation. The 21-month-old from Donegal was(...)

At a disadvantage: while middle-class girls thrive, working-class boys struggle. Photograph: Moment/Getty

No Child 2020 is an initiative by The Irish Times providing a sustained focus on child welfare and children’s issues. We explore the problems facing c(...)

A Cork man has been given a two year suspended jail sentence after he pleaded guilty to possessing over 2,000 images of child pornography on his home (...)

Historian Catherine Corless. Photograph Reuters/Peter Nicholls

A project aimed at collecting the personal histories of people born at the Tuam mother-and-baby home was launched in Galway on Thursday. President of(...)

Computers as well as other media devices on which images could be viewed or stored, were taken away by gardaí for analysis

Gardaí have raided 23 addresses across 11 counties where they believe images of child sex abuse were being viewed online. The raids were conducted un(...)

A view of the construction site of The National Children’s Hospital. Photograph: Tom Honan

The National Paediatric Hospital Development Board was established by former minister for health Mary Harney in 2007 to oversee the building of nation(...)

Minister for  Social Protection Regina Doherty: ‘The vast majority of our schools don’t have kitchens and we’re not going to retrofit all of the schools that don’t but there are other ways that we can do this’ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Free hot meals could be made available to every school in the country under a plan to be proposed by Minister for Social Protection Regina Doherty. M(...)

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