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Gardaí  are encouraging parents to talk to children about the types of platforms and sites they are accessing. Photograph: iStock/Getty Images

When countries across the world went into lockdown to protect themselves against a virus that knew no borders, new opportunities multiplied for a crim(...)

Ahmed Awadalla (8), a student at Our Lady of Lourdes NS, Goldenbridge, Dublin, with his dad, Tarig Awadalla. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Thousands of the country’s poorest children are at risk of “holiday hunger” if free school meals programmes are not extended – or substituted – throug(...)

Playgrounds across the country have been closed since lockdown restrictions were introduced to combat the spread of the coronavirus in mid-March. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Local authorities are “not expected” to post staff to supervise playgrounds in order for the children’s facilities to reopen as some councils initiall(...)

“Without a Minister for children at the Cabinet table we’re concerned that the recovery will be too focused on the economy and not on those most vulnerable and most need of support. The needs of children and young people cannot come last.” File photograph: Getty

Sixty children’s rights organisations have called on political parties to retain the Department of Children following reports it is to be abolished as(...)

Poverty has fallen off the radar for most voters and policy-makers in recent years. Photograph: iStock

We like to think of ourselves as a generous nation that is more sympathetic than most to the plight of those locked in poverty. But are we really? In(...)

Representatives from a number of organisations at the launch of the Courting Disaster campaign at Hammond Lane in Smithfield in Dublin where it is proposed a new family law court be constructed.  Photograph: Conor McCabe Photography/PA Wire

A number of organisations have called on the Government to allocate funding for a dedicated family law court at Hammond Lane in Smithfield in Dublin, (...)

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(...)

Mavis Ramazani, originally from South Africa, has described the guilt she felt as a mother raising her daughter in direct provision.  Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

On Saturday, October 5th, 2019 Mavis Ramazani stood on the stage of Dublin’s Liberty Hall and described in detail the guilt she felt as a mother raisi(...)

Gardaí at the scene at  Dún Laoghaire, Co Dublin, of the  assault on  Stephanie Ng in December 2017. File photograph: Dave Meehan

A teenager has been sentenced to 11 years for cutting the throat of a young woman in Dún Laoghaire and leaving her to die. The boy was 15 and sufferi(...)

Budget 2020 marked a shift in the right direction,     child advocates believe. Photograph: Getty Images

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe delivered a significant Budget 2020 speech last week. In a budget “without precedent” he laid out his plans to fo(...)

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