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Those in challenged environments are exposed to particular risks in relation to mental health, education drop-off, antisocial behaviour and criminality, the Irish Youth Foundation says. File photograph: iStock

Children and young people living in disadvantaged circumstances face a disproportionate impact from the coronavirus pandemic, according to new researc(...)

Leaving Cert student Aoife Devlin. Photograph: James Connolly

"We have missed out on quite a few rites of passage", Jennifer O'Connell talks to Irish teenagers about the impact Covid-19 has had on them “As (...)

Manchán Magan near his home in Collinstown, Co Westmeath.Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Manchán Magan has travelled across Africa in an army truck, almost been shot by the Columbian army, lived “in a hermitage in the Himalayas, drinking m(...)

Schoolchildren in Dublin have benefited from Irish Youth Foundation-funded programmes to support pupils during school transitions

When the new academic year eventually gets under way in late August, it will be a major readjustment for hundreds of thousands of children who have sp(...)

Some 39 per cent  are experiencing social isolation and more than one in five are living with family conflict. Above, Grafton Street in Dublin at the end of March.  Photograph: Bryan O Brien / The Irish Times

More than half of all young people between the ages of 15 and 23 are concerned about their mental health as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, accordi(...)

The general public are distrustful of charities and feel salaries in the sector are too high, new research indicates. A survey of 1,000 people comple(...)

The North and East Housing Association was said to have  built nine houses in north Co Dublin at a cost of €1.25 million and in doing so paid €172,980 in VAT, “more than the cost of another family home”. File photograph: Getty Images

A €5 million VAT refund scheme for charities, announced as part of Budget 2018 by Minister for Finance and Public Reform Paschal Donohoe, has been giv(...)

File image of Console founder Paul Kelly. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The liquidated suicide-bereavement charity Console failed to certify how it spent a €75,000 grant from National Lottery funds in 2012. The Department(...)

A damaging cycle of scandals relating to charities must come to an end, Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has said.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times.

A damaging cycle of scandals relating to charities must come to an end, Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has said. Alluding to the controvers(...)

The Trocaire charity puts 91 cent of every €1 donated towards its charitable work. Photograph: Kim Haughton

If giving to charity was on your agenda over the festive season, you may wonder how much of your donation ended up going to your worthy cause. It’s(...)

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