Grainia Long

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ISPCC chief executive  Grainia Long. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children said its Childline service received 1, 040 contacts from children across Ireland on Christ(...)

The Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children’s (ISPCC) said young people often looked at inappropriate material online.

Children in Ireland as young as five-years-old have unlimited and unsupervised access to the internet, a children’s charity has reported. The Irish (...)

ISPCC chief executive Grainia Long: progress   on housing plan  is “insufficient”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Children who are currently homeless in Ireland are worse off than children who are homeless in the UK, a children’s charity has said. Marking Human (...)

Yellow is promoted as an app “to make amazing new friends”. Photograph: Thinkstock Images

A new “friendship” app, which has become increasingly popular with Irish teenagers in recent months, is being used to exchange sexually explicit photo(...)

“Children spend such a huge amount of time in the school environment it is especially important that they are safe and protected. However, we have quite a way to go in regards to the protection of children in Ireland”

More than 30,000 teachers who qualified a decade or more ago face being vetted for the first time by gardaí. Until recently only new teachers and th(...)

Dr  Niall Muldoon, Ombudsman for Children: he said the new  National Taskforce on Youth Mental Health “has the potential to drive real change in an area where it is very much needed”.

The Ombudsman for Children has said the new National Taskforce on Youth Mental Health will need to ensure it delivers specific actions that will “make(...)

ISPCC volunteers have said they are dealing with an increasing number of calls from young children who are distressed at witnessing pornography online.

Children are being exposed to sexualised language and images at younger ages and schools should make an effort to educate students on the issue, accor(...)

 Grainia Long, ISPCC chief executive, has highlighted a number of serious issues in relation to child services in the organisation’s annual report. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Children who reported suicidal thoughts have had to wait up to four weeks for an emergency appointment, according to Grainia Long of the Irish Society(...)

 The number of homeless children and families continues to increase with the latest figures for last month showing there were 2,177 homeless children in 1,054 families homeless across the State last month.  File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The number of homeless children and families continues to increase with the latest figures for last month showing there were 2,177 homeless children i(...)

 Tusla chief executive Fred McBride said simply removing children from a place where there may have been abuse can cause its own difficulties. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Removing children from a foster home where there has been an allegation of sexual abuse should only be done as a “last resort”, the head of Tusla, the(...)

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