Tusla chief executive  Fred McBride said a programme is needed to help children, particularly in their early years, to gain positive attachments to parents or care givers. “Without that positive attachment we are certainly storing up problems in the future.” Photograph: Eric Luke

Ireland needs an early years’ strategy based on more than just childcare, the head of Tusla, the Child and Family Agency, has said. Speaking at a par(...)

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