Gehad Madi

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Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Katherine Zappone at Leinster House  in Dublin. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Government has taken note of a judgment by a High Court judge last month that the rights of the unborn extend beyond the right to life, Minister f(...)

 Children’s Ombudsman Niall Muldoon: asked after Thursday’s examination whether there had been “ongoing dialogue” between his office and Justice on extending his remit to direct provision centres, he said there had not. Photograph: Sara Freund

Ombudsman for Children Niall Muldoon has disputed Government claims about the rights of children in direct provision made to a United Nations committ(...)

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Ending religious discrimination in schools’ admission policies may require a constitutional referendum, Minister for Children James Reilly has said. (...)