Children in Ireland

The ‘Blue Star Programme’ gets pupils closer to the EU


Fostering better understanding and knowledge of the European Union and how it affects the lives of Irish citizens among Irish primary pupils through classroom projects and activities. This is the main purpose of the ...

Philomena sheds light on forced adoptions


Project Philomena is an initiative launched in Ireland that calls on the Irish government to change the law to allow free access to files on the forced adoption of Irish children by American families. ...

Sex crimes up 50% in Ireland


In Ireland, the number of sexual offences increased by 50% between 2007 and 2012, rising from 1,366 recorded offences in 2007 to 2,049 in 2012. But other offences have also increased, according to a ...