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Funding for early learning and childcare schemes is to go up by €90m to €574m.

Despite modest funding increases for various childcare schemes, Budget 2019 offers nothing to those working in the sector, according to the National W(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe introducing the budget in Leinster House.

Below is the full statement of the Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure and Reform Paschal Donohoe announcing the budget to the Dáil on Tuesday(...)

It is understood that the CMCC constitution prevents it from offering its services to same sex couples as is required by Tusla following the passing of the marriage equality referendum in 2015.

Staff at a Cork marriage counselling centre have moved to distance themselves from the directors’ decision not to provide counselling to same sex coup(...)

A man gardai believe has been importing the dolls for sale to others has been targeted in the latest round of Operation Ketch.  File photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Some child sex dolls have been seized by the Garda which now plans to pursue people it believes have purchased them. An importer and distributor of (...)

Patrick Kavanagh: “Through a chink too wide there comes in no wonder.”
In a word: ‘Poem’

After his Fianna Fáil/Labour coalition government fell in November 1994, the then taoiseach, Albert Reynolds, commented: “It’s the little things that (...)

Jasmine Mooney: ‘I want to settle and have a bit of stability. My life, it feels like it’s on hold.’ Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A growing number of young people are leaving State care and becoming homeless, according to one of the leading charities working in the area. Focus I(...)

Misogyny towards single mothers is ‘not diminishing fast enough’, Minister for Social Protection Regina Doherty has said.  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times.

Misogyny towards single mothers is “not diminishing fast enough”, Minister for Social Protection Regina Doherty has said. The Minister was respondin(...)

An ESRI report published in January found 21 per cent of lone parent families in consistent poverty compared with 6 per cent of families with two parents. File photograph: Getty Images

How lone parents are treated in the budget will be a test of the Government’s commitment to gender equality, organisations and individuals advocating (...)

Kyna Rushe, special educational needs  co-ordinator at Naul National School, Naul, Co. Dublin, with left-handed students Alannah, Róisín, Aaron, JP, Heather, Harry and Jack. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times.

Ciotóg, claw hand, wrong hand – historically left-handedness was seen as a curse. The word “left” has long been associated with wrongness or devianc(...)

childcare

It is “inevitable” there will eventually be a “car crash” where a suitable care place could not be found for a disturbed young person, the High Court (...)

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