Tusla chief executive Fred McBride said 2015 had been a “crucial year” as the agency worked to develop in particular its early interventions. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Almost 1,000 children deemed to be at high risk were waiting to be allocated a social worker at the end of last year. The annual report from Tusla, (...)

The latest reports into the deaths of children and young people in care once again illustrate the failings of State child protection services. Investi(...)

Short lives marred by abuse and neglect, alongside critical failings by State services, are revealed in reports into the deaths of children and young people in care, or known to care services.

Short lives marred by abuse, trauma and neglect, alongside critical failings by State services there to protect them, are revealed in reports into the(...)

In his February ruling, the judge described the transactions as “classic back-to-back transactions, done for public optics only,” and said there was ample evidence that they were “totally illegal and fraudulent”.

A District Court judge has said it is “scandalous” that the State is paying a private operator – which is providing no services – €4,500 a week to ho(...)

Ms Justice Bronagh O’Hanlon last week said the situation facing the family was due to a “funding issue between the CFA and the HSE”

The HSE has offered the parents of a young adult, who is severely autistic and has a history of violence and self-harm, a temporary structure in thei(...)

The youth has been assessed as being unable to live independently but he is a danger to his siblings and the CFA has indicated the siblings may be removed from the family home if he returns to it. Photograph: Getty Images

A young adult who has severe autism and a history of violence and self-harm faces homelessness or his siblings being taken into care unless an agreeme(...)

Dublin couple, who claimed their 13-year-old son was sick but would not produce any medical evidence after they kept him out of school for four years, have been fined €1,000. File photograph: iStock

A Dublin couple, who claimed their 13-year-old son was sick but would not produce any medical evidence after they kept him out of school for four year(...)

A senior social worker  told a family law court  a boy’s class teacher and school principal have expressed concerns over a transgender process the boy is undergoing.  File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A school principal at a primary school has told the Child and Family Agency (CFA) she is very concerned over a transgender process that one of her stu(...)

The Dublin District Court case has been brought by Tusla Child and Family Agency. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A Dublin couple, whose 13-year-old son has been absent from school for four years, have been warned they risk facing a Garda investigation for neglect(...)

A judge has told the parents of a 14-year old girl to bring their overnight bags to court on Friday if she doesn’t attend school this week. At Ennis (...)

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