Minister for Children Frances Fitzgerald said the report had political implications on how matters should be inquired into in the future.Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

There is “recommendation fatigue” following a succession of inquiries relating to child protection issues, a new study has found. Research by T(...)

 Minister for Justice Alan Shatter:  Garda authorities “will co-operate fully with any inquiries the Children’s Ombudsman may make and fully respond to them” and the same would apply to the HSE.

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter has had preliminary discussions with the Ombudsman for Children over the investigation into the removal of two Roma (...)

HSE head of child and family services Gordon Jeyes: there has been “no shortage of advice” in the form of investigations over the years. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A total of 29 inquiries into the State’s handling of child abuse cases over the past two decades have resulted in some 550 separate recommendations, a(...)

 Alex White TD, Minister of State at the Department of Health with responsibility for Primary Care, with Anne Corridan, president of the Institute of Community Health Nursing at the   International Public Health Nursing Conference in Galway yesterday. Photograph: Mike Shaughnessy

It took 20 years for research aimed at preventing cot deaths to be put into practice, and the volume of medical research now being published could mak(...)

Mothers on lower incomes are more likely to return to work early after the birth of their child, according to a major study to be published today.The (...)

Minister for Children Frances Fitzgerald will appear before the Oireachtas committee this evening to discuss concerns over standards in creches. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Parents will be able to read inspection reports for creches online by July 1st and from September childcare providers will have to register before set(...)

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Frances Fitzgerald. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Paid parental leave should be extended to cover the first year of a child's life, a submission on the forthcoming National Early Years Strategy(...)

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Frances Fitzgerald is set to appear at the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Health and Children today. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

A group of around 50 youth workers and young people took part in a demonstration against cuts to youth work budgets this morning. The dem(...)

Noeline Blackwell, director of Flac, Judge Rosemary Horgan, President of the District Court,  and Dr Carol Coulter, director of the Child Care Law Reporting Project, at the launch of the childlawproject.ie website in Dublin yesterday. Photograph: Alan Betson

A pioneering new reporting project will go a long way to filling a “void of information” on how the courts deal with sensitive childcare cases,(...)

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