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My neighbours  do not seem to have any control recently and I really fear for their little kids. Photograph: iStock

Question: I think the possibility of domestic violence is increasing in the house next door, but I am unsure how to intervene. I live in a row of terr(...)

“This pattern is a repeat of a long-standing practice in this country: mother-blaming,” says Mary McDermott, co-chief executive of Safe Ireland. Photograph: iStock

In 2018, Tara brought her four-year-old son to the family GP. Timothy was having “night-terrors” says Tara, was wetting the bed and was describing “se(...)

Cora Desmond: ‘I know there are people out there going through what I went through or worse and it’s horrible but I would urge anyone in that situation to speak out as soon as possible.’ Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/ Cork Courts Limited

A young woman, who this week saw her stepmother jailed for a 10-year campaign of physical abuse and psychological torment, has urged anyone suffering (...)

Tusla staff ‘work collaboratively with all parents to ensure that the best interests of the child is the foremost priority’. Photograph: Alan Betson

There were more than 100 instances of babies being removed from their mothers last year, with almost a quarter of them in the Limerick and Cork areas.(...)

A representative group said some smaller childcare facilities would require costly modifications or rebuilding work if they were to get fire certs. File photograph: Frank Perry/AFP/Getty Images

The Government has delayed the introduction of new fire safety regulations for creches amid concerns it could prompt the widespread closure of smaller(...)

Tusla social workers focused on Cathy’s parenting issues. She entered a detox unit when Ray was three. Photograph: Alan Betson

Three-year-old Ray died while in his father’s care. His parents, Richie and Cathy, both had addiction problems. The boy was on Tusla’s books from his (...)

Tusla referred the case to the National Review Panel to investigate how the case was handled.

Systemic flaws in management, serious errors of judgement and poor assessment and decision making all played a role in the State’s failure to protect (...)

Twenty-two children and young people died last year while being monitored by welfare agencies or in the care of Tusla. That figure has remained broadl(...)

Anna Davin, age 5, in Mexico

More than 5,000 families in Ireland have been formed through inter-country adoption. Organisations such as the International Adoption Association (IAA(...)

Eir headquarters near Heuston Station has been purchased by a Far Eastern investor for €176 million. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

One of Dublin’s largest office developments has been sold in an off-market transaction and a wealthy Far Eastern investor is the new owner of the Eir (...)

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