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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(...)

Divorce is painful and costly on an emotional level but it also costs the exchequer a huge amount of money. People’s mental and physical health deteriorates.

Although no results are available at the time of writing, it is safe to presume that the referendum on removing time limits on divorce from the Consti(...)

In a statement on Thursday, Tusla accepted the findings and said steps have since been taken to improve standards.

Tusla, the child and family agency, has admitted it failed to protect three children who were repeatedly raped by a teenager while in the care of the (...)

A detective told the court    the images were of the most serious Category 1 type.

A 34-year-old man was found with over 2,000 child porn images at his home in Cork city while he was working for the Child and Family Agency, Tusla, a (...)

Fred McBride, former chief executive of Tusla, raised concerns about staffing issues at private residential care centres. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Serious concerns were raised around the “viability” of continuing to place vulnerable children in private residential centres by the then chief execut(...)

Legal counsel for Tusla said in his eight years making applications to have young persons placed in secure care this case was the most ‘stark’. Photograph: Alan Betson

Tusla the Child and Family Agency has secured High Court orders allowing it to place a teenager girl who is being pimped to men by her girlfriend for (...)

Pleading for leniency, the defence counsel said the teachers agreed the boy was bright, enjoyed school and seemed happy. The barrister  said the woman was the sole carer for her children and was doing her best

A Dublin mother wept in court when she was jailed for three weeks on Monday after her son (8) missed more than 240 school days over the last two years(...)

Ian Elliott, Scouting Ireland’s interim safeguarding manager, wrote to Katherine Zappone’s department. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Scouting Ireland criticised the State child and family agency Tusla as “totally incompetent and unprofessional” in private correspondence to Minister (...)

Oberstown Children’s Detention Centre: It costs €6,557 to detain a child for a week  in the State’s only child detention facility. Photograph: Iain White / Fennell Photography

Insurance companies have started demanding the case files of troubled children before agreeing to provide coverage for them in residential care. The (...)

Scouting Ireland board member and Labour Party councillor Dermot Lacey. Photograph: Labour Party

The State child and family agency has been criticised as “arrogant” and lacking in credibility, by a member of Scouting Ireland’s board, heightening t(...)

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