Tusla, the Child and Family Agency, lists children who are deemed to be at risk of significant harm in their homes on its child-protection notification system. Photograph: Alan Betson

A confidential study on the State’s system for monitoring at-risk children found gaps of several years between Tusla receiving reports of welfare conc(...)

A senior official in the Department of Children is expected to address an Oireachtas committee on non-compliance in childcare centres. File photograph: iStock

A senior official in the Department of Children is expected to tell an Oireachtas committee that it would not be in the interests of children or paren(...)

One crèche in Dublin West, Magic Years, has signalled to parents that it intends to increase fees by 8 per cent in October Photograph:  Edmond Terakopian/PA Wire

Several crèches have increased fees ahead of the Government’s rollout of a new subsidy which was intended to lower the cost of childcare for parents. (...)