A branch of Hyde & Seek in Dublin’s City Centre. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

A legal firm says it has been instructed by more than 30 families to seek compensation on behalf of children in Hyde and Seek creches which featured i(...)

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone has said owners of crèches should discuss any quality or regulatory concerns with parents. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Tusla, the Child and Family Agency, has said it will not be providing any further information about a group of 37 creches which were found to have “cr(...)

Dr Conor O’Mahony holds a PhD from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth and has lectured in UCC since 2005.

Dr Conor O’Mahony, a senior law lecturer from University College Cork, has been appointed as the special rapporteur on child protection. Minister for(...)

An investigation was carried out by RTÉ  into Hyde & Seek, a company that runs four creches in Dublin. Photograph: Collins

Tusla, the child and family agency, has said it will ramp up regulatory enforcement and social work intervention after receiving footage of concerning(...)

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone: urged parents to ‘listen to their gut’ if they were concerned about childcare. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Tusla will take action, up to criminal prosecutions, to remove Hyde & Seek creches from the register so they can no longer operate, according to d(...)

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone and AAI chairman Dr Geoffrey Shannon: legislation would make the authority the custodian of these sensitive adoption records.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

Up to 200 potential locations holding adoption files around the country have been drawn up in a draft document by the Adoption Authority of Ireland (A(...)

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone: ‘We cannot have a law that provides unrestricted access to information about one’s identity to the adopted person.’ Photograph: Patrick Bolger

Tuesday, December 10th, 1991: Ireland was in the midst of a vitally important debate about an agreement that would create the European Union as we now(...)

Mari Gallagher and her daughter Tanya at their home in Newbridge, Co Kildare. Photograph: Laura Hutton

As a child growing up, Tanya Gallagher always thought her parents in Kazakhstan had given her up for adoption because they didn’t love her. “I was na(...)

Police officers try to clear a crowd  near the Stonewall Inn, in New York, on July 2nd, 1969, several days after the club was raided. Photograph: Larry Morris/New York Times

Fifty years ago this weekend, New York city witnessed a turning point in the history of gay rights. In the early hours of June 28th, 1969, police raid(...)

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone has written a series of letters to Minister for Health Simon Harris (above). Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Two Government Ministers are engaged in a stand-off over which of their departments should pay for the care of vulnerable young people after they turn(...)

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