Marian Quinn

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One third of teenagers in Tallaght, west Dublin experience mental health difficulties and face a “major gap” in accessing services, according to new research commissioned by the Childhood Development Initiative (CDI).

One third of teenagers in Tallaght, west Dublin experience mental health difficulties and face a “major gap” in accessing services, according to new r(...)

 Steve Goode,   manager of two childcare centres in Limerick. His  centres have already had to cope with the loss of about €40,000 of State funding after being found ‘non-compliant’ over attendances. Photograph: Liam Burke/Press 22

Two childcare centres in Limerick city that serve one of the most disadvantaged areas of the State are already “running right at the edge”, says their(...)

The fact that vulnerable families only have the option of the new scheme is a big concern for childcare providers working in the most disadvantaged areas in Ireland. Photograph: iStock

Low-income families on existing childcare subsidy programmes will be allowed to remain on them “indefinitely”, despite the online launch of the new Na(...)

Karen Clince operates a ratio of one staff to 11 schoolage children

Who’s going to foot the bill? That’s the issue around which battle lines are being drawn as regulations come in for the first time for care of childre(...)

School transport for children is one of the factors which families consider most important to better their experiences. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Homeless adults and children and service providers want a “more personalised” approach to dealing with homelessness, according to a new report from So(...)

Dolly Parton sings at the  Red Tent Women’s Conference 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee in 2013. Photograph: Getty Images

A charity founded by country and western singer Dolly Parton has launched a free book programme for young children in Tallaght in Dublin. Dolly Part(...)

Actors Jim Norton and Cathy Belton during filming of Prisoners of the Moon. Photograph: Brian Farrell

A Leitrim-based film company will mark the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing with a production that the director acknowledges will offer a di(...)

Ko Pha Ngan food market in Thong Sala. Photograph: Ido Arbeit

La Cuisine restaurant, in the old town of Villefranche in the south of France is a very unassuming little restaurant that we stumbled upon for lunch. (...)

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