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Norah Gibbons was driven by a “profound sense of social justice and empathy”, President Michael D Higgins said.

President Michael D Higgins has led tribute to children’s rights advocate Norah Gibbons, who has died. Ms Gibbons, who was a qualified social worker,(...)

Oberstown Children Detention Campus:  Visits take place only in “exceptional circumstances” to prevent Covid-19 spreading. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Almost all visits to children in residential care and detention facilities have been suspended as a result of the coronavirus crisis, including visits(...)

There are 26 secure care beds in the State “and only 14 of them are available mainly due to staffing problems” the report says. Photograph: iStock

Almost half the secure beds provided for the most at-risk children in the State are closed because of “staffing problems” a hard-hitting report publis(...)

Video shows a child in pyjamas with a soother in his mouth on a  small off-road motorbike crashing into a lamppost. Photograph: Getty

Gardaí are investigating an incident involving a young child on a mini scrambler bike crashing into a pole in Dublin. A video of the incident, which (...)

‘Parents are under tremendous pressure ... with Playstations and video games and whatever, that will sometimes take over,’ said Judge Anthony Halpin

Two teenage truants whose mother faced a possible jail sentence because they missed “chunks” of school have agreed to a change of rules about their Pl(...)

The Hyde & Seek creche on Botanic Road, Glasnevin. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Tusla the Child and Family Agency, has issued orders to de-register four Dublin creches run by Hyde & Seek, affecting about 220 children. The cr(...)

Mavis Ramazani, originally from South Africa, has described the guilt she felt as a mother raising her daughter in direct provision.  Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

On Saturday, October 5th, 2019 Mavis Ramazani stood on the stage of Dublin’s Liberty Hall and described in detail the guilt she felt as a mother raisi(...)

Denis O’Donovan at Cork Circuit Criminal Court where he pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography. Photograph: Cork Courts

A 35-year-old man who was working with the Child and Family Agency Tusla has been jailed for a year after admitting possession of more than 2,500 chil(...)

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(...)

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