Dr Conor O’Mahony, in his first annual report, raises serious concerns about the potential of social workers to breach vulnerable parents’ rights.

The legislation underpinning Tusla’s investigations into child sex abuse (CSA) is “arguably unfit for purpose” and potentially “fails to protect child(...)

Provision was ‘not a solution’ to people getting back into independent accommodation. Photograph: Getty Images

Long-term stays in emergency accommodation are not helping homeless people overcome the factors which forced them into homelessness in the first place(...)

A 60:40 men to women ratio is  one of the eight actions on gender equality committed to by the Cork university.

A new European Union-funded gender equality initiative at University College Cork (UCC) aims to achieve a gender ratio of 60:40, men to women, on all (...)

Philomena Lee’s courage to speak out about her experiences when she was forced to give up her son for adoption will help many women still in a similar dilemma, says social worker.   Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons /The Irish Times

Philomena Lee’s courage in speaking out about her experiences when she was forced to give up her son for adoption can serve as an example to many Iris(...)

The Government should broaden the terms of reference for its commission of inquiry into mother and baby homes to include state maternity hospitals and their role in private adoptions, a conference on adoption has heard.

The Government should broaden the terms of reference for its commission of inquiry into mother and baby homes to include state maternity hospitals and(...)

Philomena Lee: her search for her adopted son prompted the film. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / THE IRISH TIMES

The woman who inspired the Oscar-nominated film Philomena is among the speakers who will address a conference on adoption at University College Cork (...)