Jennifer Cummins of the Ballymun Anseo school completion programme, with Lorraine Uzell, Jackie Hogg, Katie Walsh and Romy Garci –  fellow staff members – onscreen. Photograph: Alan Betson

Jennifer Cummins’s job is to help prevent pupils from dropping out of school. At a time of huge disruption to the school year and a shift to online le(...)

Síle McDonnell, teacher and  home school community liaison, and Fiona Nolan, a teacher at St Mary’s Primary School near Dorset Street, delivering donated school meals to disadvantaged families. Photograph: Alan Betson

While most teachers are giving remote classes online during the school closures, one teacher is delivering something even more important: meals for pu(...)

Overall, the 2018 report gives the Government an overall C- grade in relation to progress on its commitments to children.

Family homelessness is now a “national emergency” with a record number of children in temporary or emergency accommodation in the past year, according(...)

Funding cuts affecting School Completion Programme will have ‘savage’ consequences, according to an Impact member. Photograph: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

Trade union Impact has criticised a decision by Tusla, the child and family agency, to cut all funding for counselling services to the School Completi(...)

Residents at the Oberstown Detention Campus, Dublin who  climbed up onto the roof of one of the buildings this week. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins

This column supported, and continues to support the move to close St Patrick’s Institution for young offenders. Not only was the regime, which was bas(...)

What parent hasn’t wished that homework would just go away? At the end of a hard day, it’s hardly the activity of choice when tiredness is fray(...)