A new report into illegal adoptions concludes that the State was aware of the practice of illegal birth registration for decades before any serious action was taken to investigate.

A new report into illegal adoptions in this country has recommended the establishment of a formal inquiry after it found the State was aware of the pr(...)

The city council’s southeast area committee was expected to consider the renaming proposal on Monday, but the motion has been dropped. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/ Collins Photos

Proposals to rename Orwell Road in Dublin as Independent Ukraine Road look set to be dropped, with Dublin city councillors reversing plans to pursue t(...)

More than 11,000 women and girls were held in 10 Magdalene laundries operated by  four female religious congregations from 1922 until the closure of Dublin’s Seán McDermott Street laundry (pictured) in 1996. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

All four religious congregations involved in running Ireland’s 10 Magdalene laundries, who feature in an RTÉ documentary later this evening, have refu(...)

A Stitch in Time: In the series disadvantaged young people and youth workers in Dublin, Limerick and Waterford talk about the impact of the pandemic on their lives.

Braxton (17) lives alone in north inner city Dublin. “I know how to wash, cook, fold the towels, and do all the things that a ma – or sometimes da – d(...)

Sharon Bolger with Felix Kehoe and her son, Max O’Neill, both aged 12. She is a franchisee of School is Easy, which provides additional tuition to primary school children. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Private tuition – or “grinds” – are a familiar part of life for many secondary school students. But what about grinds for primary school children? A (...)

Teachers rewarded girls more than boys when estimating marks for this year’s Leaving Cert students, a report by the State Examinations Commission (SEC) has said. Photograph: iStock

Teachers rewarded girls more than boys when estimating marks for this year’s Leaving Certificate students, according to a recent report by the State E(...)

Amnesty’s programme director in the North, Patrick Corrigan, was speaking ahead of the launch of a series of online events by Amnesty and Ulster University to help survivors contribute to the design of a forthcoming inquiry.  Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

An investigation into mother and baby homes and Magdalene laundries in Northern Ireland “must not repeat the mistakes of past inquiries”, Amnesty Inte(...)

Opposition TDs were angered at a refusal by Government to accept any amendments to legislation guided through the Oireachtas by Minister for Children Roderic O’Gorman. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Government should move quickly to introduce promised legislation to allay anxieties of some adopted people generated by last week’s Oireachtas deb(...)

Over 58 per cent stated that many of the young people they work with do not understand what the term consent means as well as some of the language used in relation to consent. Photograph: iStock

More than half of young people are “confused” about sexual consent and more than a quarter are getting their information on it online, including by wa(...)

The researchers concluded that school closures and the lack of face-to-face interaction with peers and broader family networks were having direct effects on the lives of children and young people

The impact of the coronavirus pandemic will be felt the most by young people from more disadvantaged backgrounds and those with special educational ne(...)

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