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Wicklow Sudbury School’s Elliott Biddle, Lili Egan, Beni Somerville, Billy Roche and Fiachra Murphy with staff and seniors in Bray. Photograph Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

For the students attending Ireland’s first “democratic school”, there is no classroom, curriculum or timetable. In fact, there are no teachers either.(...)

The two employees at the centre of the accusations of physical abuse have strongly denied the allegations. Photograph: iStock

Tusla, the Child and Family Agency, has begun an investigation into allegations by a former creche employee that two other staff members slapped child(...)

Mr Justice Michael McGrath said the court had been satisfied the boy’s behaviour presented a risk to his own life, health and safety. Photograph: iStock

A 14-year-old boy who is homeless and at large from a special care centre is at serious risk to himself following attempts to take his own life, the H(...)

The court heard the girl has been the victim of two serious sexual assaults by older men. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Child and Family Agency (CFA) has secured a temporary respite placement for a teenage girl who had been staying at a hostel which the High Court h(...)

A branch of Hyde & Seek in Dublin’s City Centre. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

A legal firm says it has been instructed by more than 30 families to seek compensation on behalf of children in Hyde and Seek creches which featured i(...)

A childlike sex doll was seized by gardaí this week during an operation targeting persons suspected of possessing, importing and distributing child pornography.

A childlike sex doll was seized by gardaí this week during an operation targeting persons suspected of possessing, importing and distributing child po(...)

The majority of calls to the CRA’s helpline came from children and their parents who feel the opinions of young people are not being taken into account in family law proceedings, according to chief executive Tanya Ward. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill/THE IRISH TIMES

Irish children are being ‘pushed out of a family law system that is crying out for reform’ and where young people’s voices are not heard, according to(...)

Forty-seven reports based on orders made under the Child Care Act are being published by the Child Care Law Reporting Project on its website on Monday. Photograph: iStock

A child in care had nowhere to go after a placement in a private facility broke down on the eve of a bank holiday because of financial issues with the(...)

Tusla, the State’s child and family agency, strongly advises parents not to take children out of school for holidays during the school year. Photograph: iStock

It’s almost summer and the cost of taking a holiday is set to soar. For many parents, there’s a dilemma: do you skip school early to take advantage of(...)

The girl told the High Court she wanted the adoption to go through.

A High Court judge has cleared the way for a teenage girl abandoned by her birth mother to be legally adopted by her foster parents. Mr Justice John (...)

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