Marian Quinn

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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. (...)

Conor Neill (6) with his class in the Doodle Den in St Michael’s Infants School in Limerick. Photograph: Brian Gavin/Press 22

A few weeks ago Siobhán Neill took her six-year-old son, Conor, to McDonald’s as a treat. She was about to ask him what he wanted when he surprised he(...)

Government called on to develop a nationally agreed pay scale for childhood service professionals. Photograph: Thinkstock

Marches took place in Dublin, Cork and Sligo on Saturday calling for improved pay for professionals working in early childhood services and for the(...)

The Association of Childhood Professionals rally outside Leinster House, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

About 2,000 people have taken part in a protest outside Leinster House calling for greater Government investment in the childhood sector.The Associati(...)

So far this year 729 children in almost 400 families in Dublin have  lost their homes

Children are going to school hungry – not just without breakfast but not having had anything to eat since they left the previous day. Families (...)

Overall, 73 per cent of children in the intervention schools were within the “normal” weight range for their age, compared to just 58 per cent in the control schools.  Photograph: Getty Images

Childhood obesity could be greatly reduced using targeted health programmes in schools, new research has shown. A study of the long-term (...)

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