An Aid:Tech-created digital ID  entitles mothers to vitamins and other supplements.

The 2019 Irish Times Innovation Award winner Aid:Tech has just announced a partnership with Women’s World Banking and the Binance Charity Foundation t(...)

Free meals for children are a recognised, targeted intervention to tackle child poverty. File photograph: Getty

A pilot to provide free school meals for children in early learning centres will be announced by Minister for Children Katherine Zappone on Thursday. (...)

The group has called for subsidised childcare to be extended from 40 to 45 hours per week for children in full time childcare and from 17.5 to 23 hours for children in after school care. Photograph: iStock

Any form of tax cuts within the 2020 Budget would be inappropriate and result in the loss of vital revenue for childcare and services for people on lo(...)

People before Profit TD Bríd Smith accused the civil servants present of ‘obfuscation’. File photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

A carbon tax can be introduced in a way that makes “everybody better off”, if the revenue raised is recycled in the correct way, an Oireachtas committ(...)

Our Lady of Lourdes, Goldenbridge, Inchicore, Dublin. Zofia and Jodie with second-class teacher Aishling O ‘Dywer and Tonya Hanly, principal of Our Lady of Lourdes Goldenbridge. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times.

It was heralded as a long-overdue opportunity to help children and struggling families. A Government-funded pilot scheme to provide hot meals to schoo(...)

The cost of iPads and other digital devices in schools is a major issue for parents, say campaign groups. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

School policies which require the mandatory purchase of iPads at a cost of up to €1,000 are forcing many hard-pressed parents to borrow money, accordi(...)

Cork Life Centre students Jessica Griffin, Liam McCormac, Michael Hartnett and Kyle O’Connor with their teacher Jason Kelleher. The centre helps provide the ‘bare necessities’ for students who are struggling financially. Photograph:  Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

“Young people don’t just decide to leave education. It’s not a one-day event. It all starts in primary school, when their parents can’t afford to buy (...)

It’s back to school time at the Institute of Education on Leeson Street in the heart of Georgian Dublin as the signs are everywhere. A young girl ner(...)

Clodagh Kelly and Katie Harrington, aka 'Climate Queens', only buy second-hand clothing, or swap items with friends. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Around 100 billion items of clothing are delivered out of garment factories around the world every year. Collectively, the world’s population buys 400(...)

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy: he says  the “affordability gap” for housing will not be  bridged by the levelling off of prices  alone. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Institutional landlords have brought new housing supply on stream that otherwise would not have existed, according to a panel at the National Economic(...)

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