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A man inspects the damage at a tsunami-ravaged village in Sumur, Indonesia. Photograph: Tatan Syuflana/AP

The death toll from the Indonesian tsunami has climbed to 429, with thousands also left homeless. Prayers were being said for the tsunami victims, wi(...)

Professor Geoffrey Shannon said any reform of family courts should lead to an integrated system offering access to several services under one roof. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

A pilot programme allowing family court judges to see the outcomes of their rulings on children should be established as part of an overall restructur(...)

Geoffrey  Shannon said more is required in domestic violence legislation to take into account the impact of such violence in households on children.  File photograph: iStock

Children should be given powers to make their own court applications relating to issues of domestic violence without having to rely on their parents, (...)

Special Rapporteur on Child Protection   Geoffrey Shannon who submitted a report to the Cabinet on Tuesday. Photograph: The Irish Times

Claims of historic child abuse should be examined by specialist forensic investigators independent of Tusla, the child and family agency, the Special (...)

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(...)

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