Gordon Jeyes (left), chief executive of Tusla - the Child and Family Agency with Suzanne O’Brien, who spoke of her experience of foster care, and Aodhan O’Riordain (right), Minister for State for New Communities, in Ballymun. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

About a third of the 90 children put forward for fostering in North city Dublin in the year to date had to be housed outside the area it emerged as T(...)

Flowers  at Ridge Hall, Ballybrack, Co Dublin,  where  two-year-old Hassan Khan died. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The death of two-year-old Hassan Khan, whose body was found in an apartment in south Dublin on Thursday evening, is being investigated by Tusla, th(...)

File photograph of Hassan Khan, whose body was found in a Dublin apartment on Thursday

Tusla, the Child and Family Agency, is “working to establish the facts” surrounding its involvement with the two year-old boy who was found dead in an(...)

Minister for Children James Reilly has warned that his department will have to take action against law firms and lawyers who present bills for payment years after the service has been provided.  Photograph: Frank Miller / The Irish Times.

Minister for Children James Reilly has warned that his department will have to take action against law firms and lawyers who present bills for payment(...)

 Gordon Jeyes: “It’s about getting people to face up to the consequences . .  . If I get a standstill budget, I will have to make reductions.” Photograph: Alan Betson

Social services will be reduced to a “basic child protection service” next year unless significant additional money is made available, the head of th(...)

Gordon Jeyes, chief executive of  the Child and Family Agency Tusla: “The broad aim of the proposals will be to ensure young people who leave care will be entitled to the same amount of funding whether they choose to undertake further education or not.” Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Child and Family Agency has confirmed that controversial plans to reform aftercare services for hundreds of young people are being reviewed and wi(...)

Local historian Catherine Corless at the site of a mass grave for children who died in the Tuam mother and baby home. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

The Co Galway historian who researched the deaths of almost 800 infants and children in the Bon Secours home in Tuam from the 1920s to 1961 has welco(...)

How were two Roma children wrongly taken away from their families and briefly held in State care last year? Both Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Justice Mini(...)

Taoiseach, Enda Kenny: “My Government colleagues and I are determined that such events will never happen again.” Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

and Taoiseach Enda Kenny yesterday apologised to the Roma families whose children were taken into care last year amid fears they had been abducted.“(...)

Emily Logan, Ombudsman for Children: Judge Alan Mitchell has instructed the guardian of the children in question to refer the case to Ms Logan and Hiqa. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

The Ombudsman for Children and Hiqa are to be asked to investigate why the Child and Family Agency left children in State care without an allocated so(...)