Section of the Grand Canal pedestrian walk that links Kylemore Road in Ballyfermot with Inchicore. Photograph: Google Street View

Persistent antisocial behaviour by a small number of young people around Inchicore could expand into the “type of criminality that has plagued other p(...)

Twenty-six per cent of 15-16-year-old students surveyed in Galway, Mayo and Roscommon said they had been drunk in the last month. Photograph: iStock

Iceland used to be top of the league that no country wants to win – scoring exceptionally highly on the teenage use of alcohol, tobacco and other drug(...)

Christina and Liam Cashell. Their home situation having come on ‘in leaps and bounds’, the Cashells were able to enjoy their first family holiday in three years in Spain last summer. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Liam and Christina Cashell could see the youngest of their two daughters was suffering terribly from anxiety but they had no idea what was wrong. The(...)

Underspending in the Department of Defence allocation would be used to offset additional expenditure required to meet the cost of Army pensions.

The Government will ask the Dáil to approve additional spending of more than €630 million for Government departments and agencies this year . Ministe(...)

Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon:  said earlier in 2019 it was unlawful to be required to have a PSC card to access benefits or services beyond those offered by the Department of Social Protection. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The State’s decision to require parents to have a public services card to qualify for new national childcare payments is “illegal” and “highly discrim(...)

 Steve Goode,   manager of two childcare centres in Limerick. His  centres have already had to cope with the loss of about €40,000 of State funding after being found ‘non-compliant’ over attendances. Photograph: Liam Burke/Press 22

Two childcare centres in Limerick city that serve one of the most disadvantaged areas of the State are already “running right at the edge”, says their(...)

The fact that vulnerable families only have the option of the new scheme is a big concern for childcare providers working in the most disadvantaged areas in Ireland. Photograph: iStock

Low-income families on existing childcare subsidy programmes will be allowed to remain on them “indefinitely”, despite the online launch of the new Na(...)

The opening of the  National Childcare Scheme will lead to a ‘potentially divisive’ discrepancy in entitlements among some low-income families, childcare providers have warned. Photograph: iStock

The opening of the long-awaited National Childcare Scheme (NCS) on Wednesday will lead to a “potentially divisive” discrepancy in entitlements among s(...)

More than 1,700 schools will run attendance initiatives in November. Photograph: Getty Images/iStock

An average of 60,000 children miss school every day, with pupils in urban areas more likely to be absent due to stress and anxiety, according to the S(...)

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