Carl O Brien

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Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton:  said proposals to tax child benefit or introduce two-tier payments are likely to be shelved

The Revenue Commissioners have questioned whether child benefit can be taxed if children are found to be the legal owners of the payment.Cutting or ta(...)

File image of a report of Inspection of Fostering Services published by the Health Information and Quality Authority in 2010. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Social services inspectors have expressed concern that staff shortages are impacting on the Health Service Executive’s capacity to deliver a safe and (...)

She died on her own – in a strange taxi, in a foreign city, on a street she didn’t know. The circumstances surrounding the death of a 32-year-old moth(...)

Minister for Children Frances Fitzgerald: expressed her shock at the death of the woman. Photograph: Frank Miller

The husband of a woman who died after travelling to Britain for an abortion has described how the couple felt abandoned by the health system in Irelan(...)

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Frances Fitzgerald talking to reporters about the death of a woman who went from Ireland to the UK for an abortion. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

The death of a woman who travelled to England for an abortion was ‘extremely shocking’ and raised issues being dealt with in the abortion Bill, Minist(...)

Members of Gorey Community School with their Project Smile , promoting positive mental health and making people happier at the Young Social Inovaters event in Dublin in March.

Carl O’Brien’s series, “After the Asylum”, raises important questions about how best to support individuals who have mental health difficulties, but i(...)

I am a cyclist. I’m not the spawn of the devil (sorry, Fintan). Nor am I an angel on wings. But I’m in favour of fixed-penalty fines for cyclists who (...)

Lisa McGowan (44) was last seen at her home in Drumquin over a week ago

A public appeal has been issued for a 44-year-old woman who went missing from her home near Omagh, Co Tyrone, more than a week ago.Lisa McGowan was la(...)

Minister of State with responsibility for disability Kathleen Lynch:  “In all cases, the person’s will and preferences will have to be centre stage.” Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

A 140-year-old law that labels people with intellectual disabilities as “lunatics” is finally being replaced.Existing legislation governing mental cap(...)

Frances Fitzgerald

Child and family services could face financial penalties for failing to meet new performance targets, Minister for Children Frances Fitzgerald has war(...)

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