Former Archbishop of Canterbury says would support assisted suicide in certain cases

Former Archbishop supports assisted suicide

12 Jul The former leader of the Church of England George Carey on Saturday said he had changed his mind and would support a British bill to allow assisted suicide in certain cases.

6,066 people have been exhumed from mass graves in the Srebrenica region for reburial in the Potocari cemetery

Bosnia marks Srebrenica massacre anniversary

11 Jul Several thousand people gathered today in Srebrenica for the 19th anniversary of the massacre of 8,000 Muslim males by ethnic Serbs forces, Europe's worst atrocity since World War II.

One in ten children within the child protection system does not have an allocated social worker or care plan

Concern over Child and Family Agency funding

07 Jul The chief executive of the Children's Rights Alliance has said her organisation is concerned that the new Child and Family Agency, Tusla, is another potential casualty of austerity.

The IHRECD is calling for the investigation into mother-and-baby homes to be broadened

Cabinet briefed on mother-and-baby homes

01 Jul Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Charlie Flanagan has said a high-level interdepartmental review on the mother-and-baby homes has been submitted to Cabinet.

The US has appealed to families in Central America not to send their children alone

US aims to deal with 90% rise in illegal crossings

30 Jun US President Barack Obama has asked the US Congress for emergency funding and extra legal authorities to deal with the surge of people crossing illegally into the United States from Central America.

Senator Jillian van Turnhout said that child protection laws no longer apply once a child gets married

Call for clear message on child marriage

26 Jun An independent senator, who has called for changes in the way exemptions are granted allowing minors to marry, has said that Ireland should send out a clear signal that child marriage was not acceptable.

Document is a working paper for planned synod of bishops in October

Vatican: Church should be less judgemental of gays

26 Jun The Catholic Church must be less judgemental of homosexuals and, while still opposing gay marriage, should welcome children of gay couples into the faith with equal dignity, a Vatican document said.