Niall Muldoon

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The Ombudsman for Children said  “young people with scoliosis are suffering severe physical and psychological effects as a result of the delays they experience.”

No child with scoliosis should have to wait for surgery more than four months, according to a report by the Ombudsman for Children that criticises “un(...)

The Department of Education. The assistant secretary general at the department said Mr Bruton’s legislation would boost the Ombudsman for Children’s capacity to investigate issues

A Fine Gael Deputy and former principal said he was “blown away” at how school boards of management were defending teachers at the centre of complain(...)

 “Wouldn’t it be great if the history of the Traveller people, and our culture,  was taught in the schools?” James Reilly at the Traveller site in Clonshaugh, Co Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

Father of three James Reilly (34) lives with his family in St Dominic’s Park, on the site of a former dump, off the Malahide Road in Coolock. Some 22 (...)

The scheme will apply to children under five and will see the State make a direct payment of €110 per week per child to childcare providers. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Children living in emergency accommodation are to be offered 25 hours a week of free childcare, the Minister For Children Katherine Zappone announced (...)

School children enjoying themselves during the Musical Adventure by RTE National Symphony Orchestra at the National Concert Hall where children from eight to twelve were introduced to the workings of the orchestra. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

1. Almost third of symphysiotomy claims unfounded, report says Over 30 per cent of applications to the Government’s symphysiotomy redress scheme we(...)

Ombudsman for Children Dr Niall Muldoon:  new Bill needs to “fully consider children’s rights and dignity” and to take account of Ireland’s obligations under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Ombudsman for Children has raised concerns that new school admissions legislation will allow for discrimination against children on the basis of t(...)

A  fostered boy could not secure a school place for two years despite applications to 28 schools. File photograph: Getty Images

A 13-year-old boy in foster care was unable to find a school place for two years despite applications to 28 schools in surrounding areas, it has emerg(...)

Changes have been agreed in relation to the scheme that provides special assistance for students with learning difficulties or other issues when they sit  State exams. Photograph: David Jones/PA

Changes have been agreed to a scheme that provides special assistance for students with learning difficulties or other issues when they sit the State (...)

Samantha, a young asylum seeker, lives in the direct provision system. She was accepted to study in Maynooth but cannot afford the fees. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

You’ve fled war and poverty. You’ve taken your children across the sea on a rickety boat and hoped to survive. After many sleepless, hungry distressed(...)

The children’s ombudsman said there was an 8 per cent increase in complaints last year. Photograph: The Irish Times

Tusla, the Child and Family Agency, must get better at responding to complaints about its care of children, the Ombudsman for Children has said. Nia(...)

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