Despite improvements, the State’s healthcare watchdog has said delays from Tusla in notifying the Garda about cases of suspected child abuse in the Kerry area remain.

Delays from Tusla, the child and family agency, in notifying the Garda about cases of suspected child abuse in the Kerry area remains an issue, despit(...)

The lack of action from Tusla had been a “failure to protect children and families, leading to an increase in the number of those children impacted over the last 18 months”. Photograph:  Tom Honan

A Tusla staff member was allowed to work with vulnerable children in State care for a “significant period” without proper Garda vetting, in full knowl(...)

Asked for comment, Sunbeam House chief executive Joe Lynch said he could not discuss individual cases.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A woman with a severe intellectual disability was “unlawfully” restrained repeatedly while in the care of a Co Wicklow charity, with the organisation (...)

Since November there has been 193 outbreaks of Covid-19 in nursing homes, community hospitals and long-stay residential units, accounting for 4,096 cases and 262 deaths.  Photograph: Getty Images

Healthcare staff deemed to be close contacts of Covid-19 cases have continued working in some residential care facilities rather than restricting thei(...)

The roll-out of the Covid-19 vaccine to the more than 70,000 residents and staff in nursing homes is to begin on a small scale next week, before ramping up from January 11th. Photograph: iStock

Nursing home residents are picking up the coronavirus while in hospitals and then testing positive after being transferred back into care homes, the S(...)

The  Oaklands Nursing Home in Listowel, Co Kerry. Photograph courtesy of Kerry’s Eye

The Health Service Executive (HSE) declined a request to continue to manage a Co Kerry nursing home during a serious Covid-19 outbreak, despite pleas (...)

Josephine Flavin, a resident in Oaklands Nursing Home, Co Kerry. Photo: John Joe Flavin

Josephine Flavin had made room number five in Oaklands Nursing Home, Listowel, Co Kerry, her new home over the last two years. A retired dairy farme(...)

Oaklands Nursing Home in Listowel. Photograph courtesy of Kerry’s Eye

The HSE’s decision to cease overseeing a Co Kerry nursing home at the centre of a severe Covid-19 outbreak was a cause for “very significant concern”,(...)

Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Four children placed into foster homes by Tusla, the child and family agency, were later removed from the homes following reports of child protection (...)

Ambulance outside Oaklands Nursing Home in Listowel, Co Kerry,  on  November 4th. Photograph courtesy of  Kerry’s Eye

The Health Service Executive (HSE) has taken over the running of a north Kerry nursing home, after the facility was found to be in “chaos” during(...)

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