Inspectors in Donegal found not all high risk cases were consistently allocated a social worker and that those where were did not always receive an adequate service. Photograph: Getty Images

At-risk children not assigned social workers due to staffing shortages in Donegal

 Tusla   said this week  that the agency   that although future legal costs would be reduced, “this will not be evidenced in 2014 as a consequence of the level of inherited commitments”.  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Legal costs and high demand for private residential and foster care services cited

Bob Geldof addressing delegates at the One Young World 2014 Conference at the Convention Centre in Dublin yesterday. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Bob Geldof tells the crowd ‘we are at a critical moment’

Research on pre-schools inspections published today by Tusla shows that the level of compliance with pre-school regulations is relatively high, with most providers in compliance with regulations.

Review of creches and pre-school services finds non-compliance with 1 in 7 regulations

Former President of Ireland Mary Robinson and singer Bob Geldof watch the flag ceremony by delegates at the One Young World 2014 Conference at the Convention Centre in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Summit ‘gives platform to give brilliant young people a catalyst to drive change in the world’

In 2012, 40 requests related to child pornography, 17 to child sexual assault or rape

New guidelines have been published to ensure migrant workers in embassies are paid minimum wage. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Migrants group welcomes move on wages and conditions but says enforcement may prove problematic

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