Wayne Dignam

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Privileged parents will always find a way to give their children an advantage in education despite public policies aimed at promoting equality of opportunity, an Oireachtas committee has heard.

Privileged parents will always find a way to give their children an advantage in education despite public policies aimed at promoting equality of oppo(...)

The children’s referendum was signed into law in April 2015. It requires that the views of the child  be ascertained in family and child care law matters.

The voice of the child must be heard consistently in childcare cases across the country, an organisation representing adults who were in the care of (...)

Legislation was introduced in the 1950s which provided the legal basis to adoption for the first time. Photograph:  Getty Images/Comstock Images

There are more than 6,000 children in the State care system, but adoption is rarely seen as an option. Legal obstacles mean it is not a realistic opti(...)

Volunteers from Our Lady of Lourdes National School, Patrick Nolan (8) on guiro, Ciaran Bannon (8) on djembe, Zoe Malone (8) on drums and Lee Nolan (8) on guitar, attend the Blue Box creative therapies. Photograph: Liam Burke/Press 22

TV news was reporting on a major hurricane in the US the Friday afternoon Aisling blew into Clare’s life as an emergency foster care placement. She re(...)