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(...)

File photo. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA

The cost of providing a State-run childcare service could be as much as €2 billion annually, an internal analysis by the Department of Children and Yo(...)

Generation Covid: (from left) Jack o'Neill, Megan Atkinson and Daniel Airey


Teresa O’Sullivan holding a photograph of herself  aged 18 months. Photograph: Diarmuid Greene

Teresa O’Sullivan (63) clutches a photograph of herself aged 18 months. It is one of her most treasured possessions. The photograph was taken while (...)

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone said she was ‘very relieved that the young people tested negative for Covid-19 and were able to travel’.  File photograph: Damien Eagers/The Irish Times

Eight children from a refugee camp in Greece arrived in Dublin on Wednesday as part of a resettlement programme, the Department of Children and Youth (...)

Tusla chairman Pat Rabbitte. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The chairman of the child protection agency Tusla has said that no longer having a cabinet minister with responsibility for children would be “a mista(...)

The site of a mass grave for children who died in the Tuam mother-and-baby home, Co Galway. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The release of the final report from the Commission of Investigation into Mother-and-Baby Homes has been delayed for another four months due to corona(...)

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