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This year
Minister tells locals 'no additional' asylum seekers will be housed at Clare hotel in next four weeks
Joe O’Brien met with a delegation of locals who have been protesting outside Magowna House in Inch, Co Clare this evening.
Ministers met with Garda management this evening to discuss how protests have been policed and migrants can be protected.
One Green Party TD says there has been a 'growing' tolerating of violence and intimidation by gardaí, and that management must explain its policing strategy.
Three new accommodation centres for asylum seekers are set to open in Dublin, as the Government scrambles to house international protection applicants sleeping rough.
Clare locals protesting housing of asylum seekers 'disappointed' at government response
'Horror' after Clare protesters board bus to conduct 'headcount of asylum seekers'
Last year
Minister for Children apologises on behalf of Government for illegal birth registrations
A report made to the Government in September called for a state apology and a full inquiry into illegal adoptions.
Number of Ukrainians arriving falls and payment for host families being considered – O'Gorman
Roderic O’Gorman said Ireland won’t be able to accommodate all arrivals in own-room settings.
Increased State spend on childcare 'not enough' to solve crisis for parents and providers
A report by
Peter McGuire
A legal right to a childcare place, a purpose-built afterschool system and dramatic hike in public funding would help create a sustainable model.
Cost of childcare in Ireland is among the highest in the EU and parental leave entitlements among the worst, writes Peter McGuire.
This Noteworthy and The Good Information Project deep-dive finds that planned State investment will not deliver a sustainable, universal, model of care.
While the ECCE preschool scheme deemed a success, care for under-3s and primary school children is inconsistent.
New research to examine lives of children in care and adults who were in care as children
The Minister for Children Roderic O’Gorman said the project will provide “new and important insights”.
All time
Children's Minister: 'There's ingrained institutional racism against the Traveller community'
Minister Roderic O’Gorman told Noteworthy that the State “has failed successive generations of Traveller children”.
Minister Roderic O’Gorman said that the State 'has failed successive generations of Traveller children' in an interview with reporter Michelle Hennessy
O'Gorman spoke to Noteworthy as part of a series into the challenges facing Traveller children in Ireland
He was 'surprised to see' the Cork City Council letter which hit back at the findings of the Spring Lane report
Department to look at 'extent and nature' of conversion therapy in Ireland before moving to ban
The practice refers to any form of psychological intervention which aims to change a person’s sexual orientation.
It is expected that this research will not be completed for several months.
Work on drafting legislation is due to commence in 2022, reports Cónal Thomas.
The Psychological Society of Ireland this week reiterated its position that conversion therapy "has no place in any modern society".
Rollout of baby boxes to new parents delayed as Department undertakes consultation
The Department has said work will be progressed this autumn.
'A person's sexual orientation is not up for debate': O'Gorman moves to outlaw conversion therapy in Ireland
The move comes after a new cross-party all-island coalition this week called for the practice to be banned.
It's been confirmed officials have prepared a scoping paper and are engaging with the Department of Health.
The move comes after a new cross-party all-island coalition this week called for the practice to be banned.
O'Gorman said Government must be "proactive" in banning such practices.
State plans to end Direct Provision by 2024 and replace system with not-for-profit accommodation
The Government’s White Paper published today will lay out measures to overhaul the controversial privatised system.
Minister expresses serious concerns about planning permission for apartments at Bessborough site
Roderic O’Gorman has asked planners to read today’s Commision of Investigation’s findings on burials at the former mother and baby home.
Government's plan for ending Direct Provision delayed until February 2021
A White Paper on replacing the controversial system was due to be completed and submitted to Cabinet by late December.