The Children's Research Network for Ireland and Northern Ireland supported by The Atlantic Philanthropies and the Department of Children and Youth Affairs aims to:

Support the research community in Ireland and Northern Ireland to better understand and improve the lives of children and young people, by creating and maintaining an inclusive, independent, non-profit network through which information, knowledge, experience, learning and skills can be shared.

Our objectives are:

  • To create opportunities
  • To support research skill development
  • To develop structures and mechanisms for members

Latest News

6th October 2016, Cork: Save the date for Using Research to Improve Practice. Co hosted with the ISPCC.

21 July 2016: We are delighted to welcome Maja Haals Brosnan as our new Research Coordinator. A part-time PhD candidate with the London School of Economics, Maja's most recent role was as a Research Officer with Early Childhood Ireland. Maja will work part-time Monday to Thursday and can be contacted on email: and + 353 1 416 0529.

Submissions are now closed for our PhD Symposium in conjunction with Maynooth University School of Education on the 6th of September 2016.

15th June 2016: Dr Liam O'Hare appointed as Network Chair.

22nd June 2016: Slides now available for our Anonymising Research Data workshop in conjunction with the Irish Social Science Data Archive (ISSDA)

The call for submissions for the next issue of the Children's Research Digest Transitions in the lives of children and young people has been issued. The deadline for submission is 31st August 2016.

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