Geoffrey Shannon

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While Prof Geoffrey Shannon commends Ireland’s role in embedding human rights principles in efforts to eliminate poverty overseas, he says efforts are “somewhat in contrast... at home where child poverty is at a high level”. File photograph: Getty Images

Child poverty must be tackled as a human rights issue with legal implications rather than from a charitable perspective, the Government’s most senior (...)

The State’s special rapporteur on child protection has told the Government it must take action over the use of technology in the committing of sexual offences against children. File photograph: Getty Images

The State’s special rapporteur on child protection has told the Government it must take action over the use of technology in the committing of sexual (...)

“It will provide a clear roadmap as to how the inter-country adoption process will operate between Ireland and the Philippines,” said AAI chairman Dr Geoffrey Shannon.  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / THE IRISH TIMES

The Philippines has been formally added as a country from where people in Ireland can adopt children after the Adoption Authority of Ireland (AAI) agr(...)

 Judge Leonie Reynolds in 2010. The Circuit Court judge has been nominated for a High Court position. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Government has nominated Leonie Reynolds, a daughter of the former taoiseach Albert Reynolds, to be a judge of the High Court. Ms Reynolds is a (...)

State’s Special Rapporteur on Child Protection Geoffrey Shannon. Mr Shannon has said legislation should be introduced compelling schools to have a strong disciplinary code on bullying and cyberbullying. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Legislation should be introduced compelling schools to have a strong disciplinary code on bullying and cyberbullying, the State’s Special Rapporteur o(...)

Geoffrey Shannon, the Government’s special rapporteur on children, said the children at greatest risk of being bullied were often the more vulnerable – LGBT, foreign-national or Traveller children. Photograph:  Dara Mac Donaill

A criminal offence of cyberbullying should be introduced in legislation, the Government’s special rapporteur on children has said. Geoffrey Shannon(...)

Dr Geoffrey Shannon. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Irish schools continue to fail children by not dealing robustly with the issue of cyber bullying “one of the biggest challenges facing schools,” acco(...)

The bail scheme was first recommended by the Special Rapporteur on Child Protection Geoffrey Shannon in a report to the Government five years ago. Photograph: Garett White/Collins

The Department of Children has published a tender for a new “intensive supervision” bail scheme for minors awaiting trial. The system will add a laye(...)

A file photograph of a protest in Dublin calling for an end to the direct provision system. Photograph: David Sleator.

The weekly allowance for children living in direct provision will almost double with immediate effect when the Government approves the increase tomor(...)

Mr Justice Peter Kelly: not seen as being close to either Government party. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The Government nominated Mr Justice Peter Kelly as the next president of the High Court and two new High Court judges at its final Cabinet meeting be(...)

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