Minister of State  Kathleen Lynch. The proposed commission of inquiry is designed to deflect criticism before an election. Photograph: Joe Boland

Back in 2013, I quoted John Byrne, a lecturer in social care practice in Waterford Institute of Technology. He said the most common misconception abo(...)

When chief executive of Tusla Gordon Jeyes learned of the ‘Grace’ case he was told that the matter was being investigated. File photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Gordon Jeyes, the chief executive of Tusla, the child and family agency, has said he first learned of the allegations of abuse at a foster home in the(...)

  James Reilly: looking at options for guardians in child care cases. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

A new body, to run a service providing court-appointed guardians in child care cases, is under consideration by Minister for Children James Reilly. (...)

Aerial view of the site for the new National Children’s Hospital at the St James’s Hospital campus in Dublin

More than 2,300 new jobs will be created during the construction phase of the new National Children’s Hospital (NCH) on the St James’s Hospital campus(...)

Tusla chief operations officer Fred McBride said Tusla was currently reviewing its centralised recruitment practices to allow local management to become more responsive and to recruit the expert social work staff they want. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Tusla, the Child and Family Agency, is not anticipating any reduction in its services next year, a senior executive with the agency pledged when ques(...)

There was a 25% reduction in overall funding for the Schools Completion Programme – from €32.9 million in 2008 to €24.7 million for 2015. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Any further cuts to the School Completion Programme could “seriously compromise its viability”, and leave children in crisis situations without suppor(...)

Gordon Jeyes, chief executive of Tusla, the Child and Family Agency. Photograph: Alan Betson

Changes to the State’s care system will result in payments to foster families ceasing where a young person is not involved in education or training o(...)

A Tusla report has found that some child protection managers are not satisfied that high-risk children can be kept safe. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Six out of 17 Tusla child protection area managers have said they are not satisfied that all children at highest risk in their areas can be kept safe(...)

 Gordon Jeyes, chief executive of Tusla. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A shortage of social workers at Tusla, the Child and Family Agency, is delaying about 5,000 cases, the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Health and Childr(...)

Tusla chief executive Gordon Jeyes. Photograph: Alan Betson.

In an interview in The Irish Times on Monday, Gordon Jeyes, chief executive of Tusla, the Child and Family Agency, said the scrutiny brought to child (...)