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Norwegian painter Edvard Munch paints a self-portrait on a beach in Germany, in 1907. Photograph: Universal History Archive/UIG via Getty Images

Norwegian author Karl Ove Knausgaard’s postmodern literary style is in thrall to the Dionysian art of chaos. His six-volume book My Struggle stylistic(...)

The hearse leaving the scene at Killygreen, Belcoo, Co Fermanagh, following the discovery of the remains of sex abuser David Sullivan in 2001. Photograph: John McVitty/Impartial Reporter

Every single allegation about child abuse in Co Fermanagh during the 1980s will be investigated, the head of the Police Service of Northern Ireland’s (...)

One in five children are in households living below the poverty line. Photograph:  iStock

A “persistent problem” with low pay is contributing to “alarming levels” of child poverty, equality think tank Social Justice Ireland (SJI) will warn (...)

The Mental Health Commission published a report in 2018, that found children continue to be admitted to adult mental health facilities deemed inappropriate to their needs. Photograph: iStock

Children with severe mental health problems are being admitted to adult psychiatric wards, due to a lack of age-appropriate facilities. Concerned par(...)

Couple’s legal case against Garda asks  that  the computer be examined immediately. Photograph: Frank Miller

A couple accused of possessing child pornography on their home computer face having their children taken into care due to a nine-month delay by the Ga(...)

Graham Ball, Darragh Ball and Iarlaith McElroy at the launch of the Doora Barefield Community Games new waste reduction initiative: a reusable water bottle. Photograph: John Kelly

Monday is World Recycling Day when all across the globe people will aim to spread the message that reusing plastics and other materials is vital to pr(...)

 Minister Heather Humphreys TD at the launch of the book Protestant and Irish pictured with its editors Ian d’Alton and Ida Milne, at the RIA in Dawson Street, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/ The Irish Times

Growing up in north Leitrim in the 1980s, Colin Regan, a member of the Church of Ireland who played senior football for the county GAA team, remembers(...)

In Galway city all family law cases were held on the same day with criminal cases in other courts in the courthouse.

Childcare cases are being heard in overcrowded and “severely overworked” courts alongside criminal cases, in sometimes dilapidated courthouses without(...)

We have let Irish children down in the past, inexcusably and with unthinkable consequences, and we quite rightly want to make sure that never happens again.

When it comes to child safety, you can’t be too careful. That’s one of those self-evidently true, sensible, rational statements, that starts to fall a(...)

Jacqui Dwyer (left) and Louise Smyth at the community communion pop-up shop at Ballymun Child and Family Resource Centre in Ballymun, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

In Dublin’s Ballymun, amid elaborate confections of chiffon, voile, silk and lace, little girls and their parents are this year able to say yes to the(...)

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