Irish Times journalist Fintan O’Toole receives the Orwell Prize for Journalism in London. Photograph: Dan Weill

Irish Times journalist Fintan O’Toole has won the Orwell Prize for Journalism for his commentary on the Brexit referendum. He was awarded the presti(...)

Minister for Children Dr Katherine Zappone said no child in the country should go hungry, live without a roof over their head or be locked up in an adult prison.  Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Child poverty is a “blight” that is preventing children from meeting their full potential and that drains families of spirit and hope, a conference ha(...)

 ‘Robert  Putnam believes that the “neo-traditional model” of family, that is, stable, durable marriages of biological parents, where both parents are likely to work but also invest significant time into parenting, leads to a range of positive outcomes for children.’ Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Fintan O’Toole’s impassioned appeal for a broad coalition to end child poverty (Opinion, May 26th) is more than worthy of support. It is shameful that(...)