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Barnardos chief executive Suzanne Connolly: ‘We will continue to lobby to ensure that vulnerable children receive the services they need.’

Children’s charity Barnardos, which has advocated for children’s rights for more than a decade, is closing its campaigning department causing “shock a(...)

Director of Equate  Michael Barron with Minister for Education Richard Bruton at a school admissions seminar organised by Equate last year. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A civil society group which lobbied in favour of removing the so-called Baptism barrier from Irish schools says a campaign of “groundless” complaints (...)

Minister for Education Richard Bruton:  has announced a “consultation process” on admissions to religious-run schools at an event run by a lobby group called Equate. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Minister for Education Richard Bruton announced a “consultation process” on admissions to religious-run schools at an event run by a lobby group calle(...)

Esther Camara: “Today I can dream again.” Photograph: Alan Betson

Life in direct provision is a waiting game. Every single day you check the post for that brown envelope. Esther Camara from Guinea waited six years f(...)

The poll of 1,000 people, conducted by Behaviour & Attitudes, was commissioned by Equate, a new campaign group seeking equality for children in the education system. Photograph: Getty Images

Almost 85 per cent of people believe the education system should be reformed to ensure no child is excluded on the basis of their religion, according (...)

 Munster rugby player Denis Hurley with  NCBI shop manager Teresa O’Brien at the opening of the charity’s new shop in Cork.

The majority of registered charities have not yet engaged with the charity regulator, according to its chief executive. Úna Ní Dhubhghaill, chi(...)

Dr Joseph Roche, who is hoping to go to Mars, pictured in the Science Gallery Dublin with a projection of Mars. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Joseph Roche is an astrophysicist and assistant professor of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths) education at Trinity College’s School o(...)

Frank Flannery (above)  was appointed chairman of the Forum on  Philanthropy by Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan in 2011. Photograph: Eric Luke

Some members of the Government-appointed Forum on Philanthropy expressed concern about an initiative led by its chairma(...)

Ombudsman for Children Emily Logan who is investigating the  circumstances of the Garda and social services’ handling of the case, and a similar case in the midlands.  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Gardaí and social services objected to a blonde-haired Roma girl being returned to her family due to concerns over her real identity and because they (...)

Ombudsman for Children Emily Logan: investigating the circumstances of the Garda and social services’ handling of the case

Gardaí objected to a Roma child being returned to her family following concerns over her identity and because they feared she was a “flight risk”.Deta(...)

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