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Does Ireland really need a new children’s service which is going to make our obesity problem worse? When Minister for Children and Youth(...)

A boy walks at a garbage disposal site in  Yemen. Photograph:
Mohamed al-Sayaghi/Reuters

It is entirely fitting that Ireland is hosting the international Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Climate Justice in Dublin today and tomorr(...)

Jennifer Akandu (16), Owen Brennan (18), Unicef executive director Peter Power, Minister for Children Frances Fitzgerald and Clara Barry (16), at the launch this week of Unicef’s Report Card 11 on child wellbeing in rich countries. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA

Our children have the 10th highest sense of wellbeing in a league of 29 industrialised countries? Well, that’s something to be thankful for, bu(...)

Norah Gibbons previously chaired the Roscommon Child Abuse Inquiry and co-chaired the Independent Child Death Review

Former Barnardos director of advocacy Norah Gibbons has been appointed as the first chairwoman of the board of the new Child and Family Agency. (...)

The research found 86 per cent of children in Ireland were happy with their lives, while there was also a “significant decline” in the number of those smoking and more modest declines in drinking and teenage pregnancy. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Ireland has been named the 10th best place in the world for children to grow up among a list of developed countries, ranking a(...)

Obituary: Enda Marren
  • People
  • March 16, 2013, 06:00

Born: December 10th, 1934 Died: March 8th, 2013 When Garret FitzGerald set out to revitalise and modernise Fine Gael after succeed(...)

Internally displaced children in a school playground in Zayta, where pictures of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad still hang in schools and public building.

Civilians of all ages caught up in the Syria n conflict increasingly face death, maiming and severe trauma, according to Un icef, Save the Chil(...)

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