Temple Street Children’s University Hospital in Dublin: Some families are using its emergency department as a primary care service. File photograph: Eric Luke

Homeless children are twice as likely to require emergency hospitalisation and have a higher risk of scabies, obesity, scalds, abuse and sexually tran(...)

The report found the majority of injuries happened in the home. Photograph: iStock

Three out of every four major serious injuries to children are avoidable, according to a new report. Low falls, road traffic collisions and burns acc(...)

  Association of Secondary Teachers Ireland president says union’s preference is that State exams should proceed this summer, with modified papers. File photograph: iStock

The Cabinet will next week make a final decision on the format of this year’s Leaving Certificate exams with a number of options still under consider(...)

The report says this is particularly important for children affected by poor housing, poverty, cultural differences or those living in difficult home circumstances. Photograph: iStock

Paediatricians and public health doctors have called for the reopening of schools to be prioritised in support of children’s developmental and mental (...)