Special Needs in Education: Second-level teachers say they are unprepared to teach students who have ADHD or other special educational needs, because of “inadequacies in initial teacher education programmes", according to research conducted by Andrea Lynch (Education). Read more on the Irish Examiner.
Obesity Bias: A new study by researchers in NUI Galway and Queen's University Belfast has shown that children are unfairly being judged by their mothers' body size. Read more on the Irish Examiner and Irish Health.
Child Protection: In a feature on the evolution of social work in Europe, Dr Paul Michael Garrett (Political Science and Sociology) spoke to The Guardian about his concerns at the direction the profession is taking.