Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Katherine Zappone: ‘There is still more information out there.’

Some people know more about the burial of children at the mother and baby home in Tuam than was provided to a Government investigation, the Minister f(...)

Minister for Children  Katherine Zappone: ‘No one will lose out, especially those at the lower end of the income scale, as we transition to the new scheme.’ Photograph:   Eric Luke

The poorest families will not “lose out” as a raft of childcare supports are phased out later this year, Minister for Children Katherine Zappone has p(...)

Emergency services at the  scene at the Department of Health on Baggot Street. Photograph: Conor Pope

The Department of Health’s offices on Baggot Street in Dublin city centre have reopened after being evacuated earlier on Monday. Sources said the bu(...)

The Department of Justice said it was consulting with “stakeholders” such as the Department of Children, the Garda and the HSE to ensure it met all the provisions of the agreement

Ireland is one of only three European countries, along with Azerbaijan and Armenia, yet to ratify an international agreement to prevent the sexual abu(...)

Barrister Anne O’Meara, who was one of the 126 people adopted through St Patrick’s Guild agency where children were given false birth certificates that did not record their adoption. Photograph: Alan Betson

Anne O’Meara always knew she was adopted. It was only when she happened to catch a TV news bulletin last year that questions around her origins began (...)

Assistant Commissioner of the Dublin Metropolitan Region Pat Leahy  and Garda Commissioner Drew Harris. Youth crime is a major problem in Ireland, with roughly one in every 10 offences  committed by children. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

At first glance the infamous “French Connection” drug trafficking ring of the 1970s appears to have little to teach us about how to handle juvenile de(...)

An ongoing review of historic abuse has now uncovered 317 alleged victims of child sex abuse, and 212 perpetrators alleged to have abused children in the organisation

Scouting Ireland is considering a range of emergency financial measures, including the sale of scout dens, to meet the cost of a deepening historic ch(...)

Trish Reilly Nolan pictured with her son Alex  near their home in Athlone. Photograph: Tom O’Hanlon.

Traveller and other disadvantaged children are being denied their education by having their hours at school restricted, protestors outside the Departm(...)

The Cottage Home  child and family service in Shankill sold its Tivoli Road building in Dún Laoghaire and the proceeds have funded the service up to now.

A south Dublin service for vulnerable families, which says it has kept children from going into State care, will close in coming months unless it can (...)

Max Woods and Emily Moore from Kildare in the Junior Infants class for their first day of school at the Kildare Town Educate Together National School in Kildare. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Parents are increasingly waiting until their children turn five before starting primary school, latest figures show, which means that many will not le(...)

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