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The board said it “fully accepts the findings and recommendations” of the Hiqa report, following a meeting on Friday. Photograph: Alan Betson

The board of the State child protection agency Tusla has said it is “acutely aware” of the need to address issues raised in a highly critical report b(...)

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone speaking to media in response to the findings of the Hiqa report into Tusla on Tuesday. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/ Collins

The litany of weaknesses and failings identified by the Health Information and Quality Authority (Hiqa) in how the child protection agency Tusla handl(...)

Fred McBride said that although Tusla was up and running for four years, it had spent the first half trying to keep services going and the other half attempting to resolve problems. Photograph:  Tom Honan

State child protection agency Tusla spent two years trying to wrestle control from a “too bureaucratic” Health Service Executive so it can hire its ow(...)

At Ennis Circuit Court, Judge Gerald Keys imposed a three-year suspended sentence on a 47-year-old woman for neglect of her children after saying he could not see any benefit to society in jailing her.

A “cruel and violent” mother who subjected four of her children to “an horrific catalogue of abuse” enjoyed shared access to three of them for months (...)

At the Family Law Court in Ennis, Co Clare, Judge Patrick Durcan used section 47 of the Child Care Act 1991 granting gardaí permission to interview the boy in question

A judge has invoked special powers to give gardaí permission to interview an 11-year old boy over allegations that his mother beat him with a cricket (...)

 Dr John Lawlor, chief executive officer of  Scouting Ireland, said  the youth organisation deals with about 70 safeguarding cases a year. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

The board of Scouting Ireland has apologised for the “anxiety and hurt” caused by the recent safeguarding failings in the organisation. “We do recogn(...)

The HSE says supports for the teenager should be provided by the CFA, but the CFA has argued over some time it is not appropriate for it to get involved in light of the mental health issue

A High Court judge has warned the HSE and Tusla, the Child and Family Agency (CFA), of a “pressing need” to resolve their dispute over providing suppo(...)

Teenagers in a State residential care centre went missing without authorisation over 300 times in just eight months and were using “illicit substances(...)

The foster care system needs to be robustly supported to ensure the safety of children, according to the Irish Foster Carers Association. The organi(...)

Scout camp. Gardaí are investigating a scout leader who allegedly abused a 12-year-old boy on a camping trip more than three years ago. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Scouting Ireland has said it was “unaware” that an active male leader was the subject of a Garda investigation into alleged child sexual abuse. In (...)

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