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Louise O’Keeffe: won a landmark legal challenge against the Irish State this week

Louise O’Keeffe has accepted an apology made by Taoiseach Enda Kenny for the abuse she experienced as a schoogirl, and has called on the Government to(...)

At least 200 social work posts are vacant despite significant increases in the number of reports of children at risk of abuse or neglect, new figures (...)

A great deal has changed since Louise O’Keeffe and many other children were sexually abused while attending national school in the 1970s. Public aware(...)

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Frances Fitzgerald: “I think politics is always full of change.” Photograph: Frank Miller

Given that Taoiseach Enda Kenny has already said a Cabinet reshuffle is on the way next year, you would expect Ministers to insist they are busy in th(...)

Olive Stevenson, a renowned social work academic, who has died aged 82 after a period of ill-health, was born to Irish parents in Croydon, near London(...)

 Minister for Children  Frances Fitzgerald: Said that when decisions were being made regarding children, a great deal of evidence would be gathered by a range of methods.

The “child’s voice’’ would be a central factor in the making and proofing of decisions under the Child and Family Agency, Minister for Children France(...)

 “The cases highlighted in yesterday’s report demonstrate that a system designed to protect the most vulnerable children is still not responding in many cases to the needs of those at serious risk of abuse or neglect until it is too late.”

We’ve been here before. The national review panel’s findings in relation to the deaths of children in care shine yet another harsh light on the abilit(...)

Gordon Jeyes, chief executive designate of the new agency, who is on a salary of €184,000.

A key member of an agency which is due to take over responsibility for child and family services has stepped down a year after being hired. Annie Call(...)

Panels of child social workers are to be established across the State to provide maternity leave cover and reduce “serious” staff shortages in the sector.

Panels of child social workers are to be established across the State to provide maternity leave cover and reduce “serious” staff shortages in the sec(...)

The man responsible for state supervision of early childhood services in Ireland wants to introduce a “ significant registration fee” for all private (...)

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