There are an estimated 15,000 childminders working in Ireland but despite widespread exploitation being highlighted within the sector a number of years ago, issues for au pairs continue to surface.
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Around the world, minority groups are overrepresented in prisons. In New Zealand, indigenous Maori people make up 15% of the population but half of the prison population while, in the US, black people are over five times more likely than white people to go to prison.
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The Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) has the power to independently investigate gardaí but since its establishment in 2007, issues have been raised in relation to whistleblowers, resources and handling of cases.
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Eyre Square is in the heart of Galway City and one of the city’s most famous landmarks. Yet, the square has recently been described as a ‘no-go area’ after dark, with a spate of anti-social behaviour incidents, including serious assaults, in recent months.
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Acute mental health services are under increasing pressure across Ireland with out-of-hours care being identified as a major issue in many reports.
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Children in Ireland are entitled to free education yet schools continue to rely on parents to help pay for essentials such as heating, lighting, insurance and classroom equipment. This is due to the ongoing funding gap between running costs and State grants.
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In the wake of the Mica scandal in Donegal, there have been renewed calls for a mandatory inspection regime during construction of all builds, similar to the system in Northern Ireland.
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