Minister for Children Katherine Zappone: “I think it’s really fantastic that women like herself have the courage to come into the public where the State must face them.” Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The State must face up to how women like former garda Majella Moynihan were treated, and make reparations for the “terrible aspects of our past,” Mini(...)

The highest increase in child homelessness was in the west, where there were 201 in February and 218 last month. File image:  Reuters/David Ryder

There are now over 3,800 homeless children across the State, the latest figures show. Data from the Department of Housing published on Tuesday show t(...)

Barnardos said that children who don’t get the correct services in time are far more likely to ‘engage in risky behaviour’. File photograph: Getty Images

The needs of the most vulnerable children in Ireland are not being met because they are “too difficult to think about”, the new chief executive of chi(...)

Barnardos chief executive Suzanne Connolly: ‘We will continue to lobby to ensure that vulnerable children receive the services they need.’

Children’s charity Barnardos, which has advocated for children’s rights for more than a decade, is closing its campaigning department causing “shock a(...)

Barnardos chief executive Suzanne Connolly at the organisation’s Finglas centre. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Step through the front door of the Barnardos Finglas Family Support Project in north Dublin and the feeling of warmth is instant, not just in terms of(...)

Fergus Finlay is set to retire after 13 years as chief executive of children’s charity, Bernardos Photograph: Sara Freund / The Irish Times

Ireland is no “Republic of opportunity” for tens of thousands of children trapped in poverty, the outgoing chief executive of children’s charity Barna(...)