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Tusla, the Child and Family Agency, lists children who are deemed to be at risk of significant harm in their homes on its child-protection notification system. Photograph: Alan Betson

A confidential study on the State’s system for monitoring at-risk children found gaps of several years between Tusla receiving reports of welfare conc(...)

Among the unallocated Tusla cases there were 81 disclosures from adults reporting alleged abuse that had taken place when they were children. Six of those cases related to convicted sex offenders, which all required “urgent assessment/follow-up”.

Several cases involving convicted sex offenders requiring “urgent” attention were among a backlog of hundreds of unassessed files held in Tusla’s Port(...)

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone has said owners of crèches should discuss any quality or regulatory concerns with parents. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Tusla, the Child and Family Agency, has said it will not be providing any further information about a group of 37 creches which were found to have “cr(...)

A senior official in the Department of Children is expected to address an Oireachtas committee on non-compliance in childcare centres. File photograph: iStock

A senior official in the Department of Children is expected to tell an Oireachtas committee that it would not be in the interests of children or paren(...)

An investigation was carried out by RTÉ  into Hyde & Seek, a company that runs four creches in Dublin. Photograph: Collins

Tusla, the child and family agency, has said it will ramp up regulatory enforcement and social work intervention after receiving footage of concerning(...)

Tusla, the child and family agency, said the chain of Hyde & Seek chain of creches had been the subject of action in the past. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Tusla, the child and family agency, has requested additional materials from RTÉ in relation to a chain of creches in Dublin where it uncovered signifi(...)

A Garda spokeswoman confirmed the incident is alleged to have occurred at the end of June.

Gardaí have begun an investigation after a five-year-old girl alleged she was attacked in a shed by three boys aged under the age of 10. A Garda spok(...)

Mari Gallagher and her daughter Tanya at their home in Newbridge, Co Kildare. Photograph: Laura Hutton

As a child growing up, Tanya Gallagher always thought her parents in Kazakhstan had given her up for adoption because they didn’t love her. “I was na(...)

Ian Elliott, left, child protection expert, and Adrian Tennant, chair of Scouting Ireland’s board.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

On October 7th last year, the newly elected board of Scouting Ireland met in the Bonnington Hotel in north Dublin for a briefing from child protection(...)

Ombudsman Peter Tyndall expressed concern the HSE did not contact the woman directly, but communicated with her hospital instead. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A husband’s complaint over delays by the Health Service Executive (HSE) issuing a medical card to his terminally ill wife, which arrived the day befor(...)

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