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Laureate na nÓg Áine Ní Ghlinn and pupils of Catherine McAuley NS - Dylan Pedreschi, Chloe Priest and Jack Carroll - raise their voices for the reinstatement of the school library fund in Budget 2022. Photograph: Julien Behal

Many newly-built schools are struggling to fill dedicated library spaces as a result of austerity-era cuts to dedicated funding for books, according t(...)

Parenting advice: 13 things to tell your 13-year-old. Photograph: iStock

Thirteen essential things various professionals want parents to tell their children as they enter their teens. 1. Teenage years can be shite and bril(...)

 Trust is the key to communicating with 13-year-olds. Photograph: iStock

“They won’t listen,” we parents fume about teenagers, while they rant about how adults “don’t understand”. Both sides are right – and wrong. Adults d(...)

Laureate na nÓg PJ Lynch and Siobhán Parkinson, Eoin Colfer and Niamh Sharkey with children from Rutland National School:  Children’s Books Ireland celebrates 20  years with the inaugural Robert Dunbar Memorial Libraries fund.

The late Robert Dunbar, who championed children’s literature on the pages of The Irish Times for many years, will be remembered by a new memorial fund(...)

Eoin Colfer: “I feel I am representing my family and my county and indeed all book people in Ireland, which is not something I mean to take lightly. I intend to spend my time spreading stories to every nook and cranny in the country.”   Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Novelist Eoin Colfer has been named as the third Laureate na nÓg, Ireland’s laureate for children’s literature. The former primary school teacher, bes(...)