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Speaking before the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Children, Disability, Equality and Integration, Bernard Gloster described Tusla’s structure and organisation as ‘not good’ and warned that without changes, ‘many problems will continue to occur’. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

There is a lack of “consistency” in how Tusla, the Child and Family Agency, operates while its retention of staff remains a significant concern, the g(...)

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 (...)

Children sit on the ground in the camp of Moria on the island of Lesbos after a major fire broke out on September 9th. File Photograph: Angelos Tzortzinis/AFP via Getty Images)

Eight children have arrived into Ireland from Greece since the Government said it would accept 36 unaccompanied minors in 2018 as part of an EU-wide c(...)

Former rugby coach John McClean, of Casimir Avenue, Harold’s Cross, Dublin,  pleaded guilty on Monday to 27 charges of indecently assault at Terenure College in Dublin on dates between 1973 and 1990. File photograph: Collins Courts.

A private school where a former rugby coach sexually abused 23 schoolboys in the 1970s and 1980s has apologised “unreservedly to the victims and survi(...)

 Ennis District Court  heard the man  had told his daughter  he would stab her mother and a brother if the mother quizzed him about what had taken place on their family holiday.

A woman has secured a protection order against her husband after telling a court that he raped their teenage daughter on the family’s summer holiday l(...)

‘We do anticipate a backlog in welfare referrals as we continue with the recovery phase,’Tuslsa says. Photograph: iStock

Covid-19 restrictions resulted in a decrease in the number of referrals for child protection and welfare services, the Child and Family Agency has sai(...)

The court heard the abuse complaint was investigated by gardaí but the DPP decided not to prosecute. Photograph:  Collins Courts.

A man accused of sex abuse on a child while they were both working at a hotel 50 years ago has brought a High Court challenge to findings against him (...)

The man was granted permission by Mr Justice Charles Meenan on Wednesday to have his name anonymised in intended breach of privacy proceedings against Tusla over the matter.

A man has claimed that Tusla, the Child and Family Agency, unlawfully leaked information to a journalist about a historic child welfare investigation (...)

Peter Tyndallcalled for the  extension of the FOI act to all bodies in receipt of “significant” public funding.  Photograph: Alan Betson

Almost 40,000 requests for information were made to public bodies last year, while the Information Commissioner received its highest number of appeals(...)

Norah Gibbons was driven by a “profound sense of social justice and empathy”, President Michael D Higgins said.

President Michael D Higgins has led tribute to children’s rights advocate Norah Gibbons, who has died. Ms Gibbons, who was a qualified social worker,(...)

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