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Children's Rights Alliance: This government must do better when it comes to education
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Children's Rights Alliance: This government must do better when it comes to education

Feb 23rd 2021, 3:00 PM 9,196 Views 8 Comments

Saoirse Brady of the Children’s Rights Alliance says this difficult time could offer an opportunity to recalibrate the education system.

Opinion: Childcare providers are still no clearer on the government's long-term plans
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Opinion: Childcare providers are still no clearer on the government's long-term plans

Jan 29th 2021, 7:00 AM 9,962 Views 6 Comments

Childcare provider Regina Bushell says the government has not inspired confidence with regard to how childcare will work throughout 2021.

Opinion: The mother and baby homes Commission report misses the point on redress
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Opinion: The mother and baby homes Commission report misses the point on redress

Jan 23rd 2021, 10:00 AM 15,315 Views 16 Comments

Academic Máiréad Enright takes a forensic look at the Mother & Baby Home report and shares her concerns with its approach to redress.

Opinion: ‘It feels as though I’m answering a call on every shift from a child talking about suicide’
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Opinion: ‘It feels as though I’m answering a call on every shift from a child talking about suicide’

Dec 24th 2020, 7:00 PM 16,970 Views 12 Comments

ISPCC Childline volunteer Lee Daly says many of the children calling in are struggling with all the extra issues brought about by the changes of 2020.

Fionn Davenport: I was born in a mother and baby home - we have a right to our past
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Fionn Davenport: I was born in a mother and baby home - we have a right to our past

Oct 23rd 2020, 9:04 AM 56,906 Views 33 Comments

Writer Fionn Davenport says the government’s rushing through of legislation last night condemns survivors of mother and baby homes to 30 more years of darkness.

‘Often when a child contacts us, all we hear is quiet sobs’
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‘Often when a child contacts us, all we hear is quiet sobs’

Apr 24th 2020, 7:00 PM 37,047 Views 16 Comments

Sarah Hughes, a Childline volunteer, says some children are trapped in abusive homes during Covid-19.

Tusla has deemed 350 unborn children at risk of significant harm in 3 years
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Tusla has deemed 350 unborn children at risk of significant harm in 3 years

Jan 27th 2019, 7:00 AM 14,407 Views 45 Comments

Last year, Tusla deemed that 100 unborn children were at risk of significant harm and took steps to protect them.

Hiqa report suggests allegations of abuse in Dublin were 'underreported' by Tusla to gardaí
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Hiqa report suggests allegations of abuse in Dublin were 'underreported' by Tusla to gardaí

Jan 17th 2019, 7:25 PM 10,139 Views 6 Comments

Hiqa’s inspectors reviewed 26 files and found that in 19 of them allegations had not been appropriately notified to gardaí by social workers.

Outrage builds over video of NYPD officers ripping toddler from mother's arms
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Outrage builds over video of NYPD officers ripping toddler from mother's arms

Dec 10th 2018, 9:44 PM 37,558 Views 0 Comments

The woman has been charged with a number of offences.

Staff at Direct Provision centre to be retrained after a mother was refused food for her sick child
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Staff at Direct Provision centre to be retrained after a mother was refused food for her sick child

Nov 1st 2018, 8:23 PM 28,629 Views 78 Comments

The contractor said it will also ensure that tea, coffee and snacks are available on a 24/7 basis.

'I just asked for two slices of bread': Investigation after Direct Provision resident claims centre refused food for sick child
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'I just asked for two slices of bread': Investigation after Direct Provision resident claims centre refused food for sick child

Oct 31st 2018, 7:15 PM 35,467 Views 86 Comments

The Direct Provision resident said her sick son was denied food and milk overnight.

'Cramped, grim courts are no place for children': Calls for improved family courts to be rolled out
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'Cramped, grim courts are no place for children': Calls for improved family courts to be rolled out

Nov 3rd 2017, 6:15 AM 8,730 Views 17 Comments

The Law Society of Ireland says a 21st century approach to family law is needed.

'It's an extremely Draconian act': Judge denies Tusla bid to place children into care
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'It's an extremely Draconian act': Judge denies Tusla bid to place children into care

Apr 19th 2017, 6:05 AM 14,894 Views 0 Comments

“This court doesn’t operate on worries or concerns,” the judge said. “It operates on facts.”

Are Ireland's children in care subject to a "geographic lottery"?
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Are Ireland's children in care subject to a "geographic lottery"?

Sep 1st 2015, 3:00 PM 11,141 Views 22 Comments

That’s what the Child Care Law Reporting Project is asking.

Convicted offenders in Donegal are not being monitored properly
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Convicted offenders in Donegal are not being monitored properly

Oct 22nd 2014, 3:35 PM 8,087 Views 13 Comments

A Hiqa inspection has found serious failings in child welfare services in the county.

Over 222 children died in Bethany Home but 1939 report says they appeared 'happy'
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Over 222 children died in Bethany Home but 1939 report says they appeared 'happy'

Jul 15th 2014, 10:40 PM 11,678 Views 25 Comments

One child was taken to hospital with severe whooping cough, conjunctivitis and infected feet.

New child protection agency to be officially launched today
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New child protection agency to be officially launched today

Jan 30th 2014, 7:38 AM 4,809 Views 14 Comments

The Child and Family Agency will take over from the HSE in relation to child welfare.

Shatter: 'Legal clarity for surrogate and LGBT parents by year end'
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Shatter: 'Legal clarity for surrogate and LGBT parents by year end'

Jan 21st 2014, 3:39 PM 5,838 Views 182 Comments

The Minister for Justice aims to legislate for children born through surrogacy and donor material from a third party to be recognised as the child of the both members of the couple.

Bulgarian woman undergoes DNA test in 'Maria' case
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Bulgarian woman undergoes DNA test in 'Maria' case

Oct 25th 2013, 7:49 AM 11,786 Views 25 Comments

The woman has been tested for a match with the child found in Greece and served with preliminary charges of child selling.

New child agency must 'ensure children's voices are heard' - Chairperson
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New child agency must 'ensure children's voices are heard' - Chairperson

Sep 20th 2013, 11:44 AM 3,083 Views 31 Comments

The Child and Family Agency will be one of the largest public bodies in the State with more than 4,000 employees and a budget of €570 million.

Woman arrested after locking malnourished daughter, 10, in closet
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Woman arrested after locking malnourished daughter, 10, in closet

Jun 24th 2012, 3:16 PM 8,795 Views 16 Comments

US authorities say the 29-year-old woman faces charges of assault, child abuse and endangerment.

Two children found living in abandoned school bus in Texas
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Two children found living in abandoned school bus in Texas

Mar 8th 2012, 2:43 PM 6,239 Views 14 Comments

The parents of the children, who are aged 5 and 11, are believed to be in prison for embezzling money from hurricane victims.

Helpline launched amid investigation into Co Cork school abuse claims
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Helpline launched amid investigation into Co Cork school abuse claims

Aug 31st 2011, 9:41 PM 462 Views 1 Comment

The HSE says it is working with a number of support and counselling organisations to provide assistance to anyone who seeks it through new helpline.

HSE chief welcomes plan for state agency on child welfare
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HSE chief welcomes plan for state agency on child welfare

Apr 4th 2011, 5:09 PM 401 Views 0 Comments