Ombudsman for Children Dr Niall Muldoon: The State has been guilty of “decades of dereliction of duty” for the disabled. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Disabled children “are being left behind again” because welfare staff who should be helping them have been redeployed by the Health Service Executive (...)

Sinn Féin spokeswoman on children Kathleen Funchion. File photograph: Alan Betson

A re-examination is needed of how access to personal information is provided to survivors of mother and baby homes, Minister for Children Roderic O’Go(...)

The high turnover of staff in creches represents a risk to controlling the spread of Covid-19, say unions. Photograph: iStock

Staff turnover in full-time childcare operators is running at more than 40 per cent, new figures show, with the Department of Children blaming pay and(...)

Green TD Neasa Hourigan will chair the Committee on Budgetary Oversight, despite losing her speaking rights after voting against the Government in the last Dáil session. Photograph:Gareth Chaney/Collins

James Lawless, the Kildare North Fianna Fáil TD who was passed over for promotion to a junior ministry this week, has been named chair of the Oireacht(...)

Minister for Children Roderic O’Gorman said a number of parents told him childcare costs were effectively a second mortgage. Photograph : Niall Carson/PA Wire

Minister for Children Roderic O’Gorman has pledged to provide financial supports for parents who opt to look after their children themselves. He also(...)

Kathleen Funchion. Photograph: Alan Betson

A real example of never giving up, Kathleen Funchion was first elected to the Dáil in 2016 on her fourth attempt. The 38-year-old, viewed early in the(...)

Green Party’s Malcolm Noonan was the final TD elected in the  Carlow-Kilkenny constituency

The Green Party claimed their first seat in the Carlow-Kilkenny constituency since 2011 on the final count in the Lyrath Hotel. The results saw Fine (...)

There is an apocryphal quote that is often attributed to the late US president Lyndon Johnson about the vagaries of elections. After losing a parti(...)

Fianna Fáil’s John McGuinness topped the poll in 2016. His public profile as well as a strong electoral base makes him the leader in the field once more. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw.

Carlow-Kilkenny (five seats) Current: 2 FG, 2 FF, 1 SF At the last general election in 2016, Fianna Fáil came close to winning three seats out of fi(...)

It will be mandatory for dog owners to carry a litter bag when out with their pets in public if a new Bill introduced in the Dáil on Wednesday is passed.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

It will be mandatory for dog owners to carry a litter bag when out with their pets in public if a new Bill introduced in the Dáil on Wednesday is pass(...)

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