Social worker Jennifer O’Driscoll told gardaí it was very hurtful to be accused of taking money, Cork Circuit Court heard. Photograph: Google maps

A 47-year-old former social worker has walked free from court after a jury took less than 45 minutes to acquit her of nine counts of deception relatin(...)

Ginny Hanrahan, chief executive of CORU and  chairman  Prof Bernard McCartan at the launch of  CORU’s Five Year Statement of Strategy 2017-2021. CORU is the Regulator for Ireland’s designated Health and Social Care Professions and currently regulates more than 9,000 professionals.  Photograph: Colm Mahady / Fennell Photography

Did you know that if you are unsatisfied with a treatment you received from a dietician, a social worker, a speech and language therapist, a radiation(...)

Ginny Hanrahan, CEO CORU and Prof Bernard McCartan, chair of the organisation’s Health and Social Care Professionals Council. Photograph: Colm Mahady/Fennell Photography

Did you know that if you are unsatisfied with a treatment you received from a dietician, a social worker, a speech and language therapist, a radiation(...)

The judge said  what made the crime worse worse was that she used the names of actual children who were not even within the compass of the HSE.

A former social worker has been jailed for a year after she put the names of children who were never in care on a list of at risk youths to claim over(...)

Det Sgt Clodagh O’Sullivan agreed with defence barrister Sinead Behan that the defendant’s plea was of assistance to gardaí as it would have been a complex case to prosecute

A former social worker has been remanded in custody for sentence after a court heard how she put the names of children who were never in care on an o(...)

A social worker put the names of children who were never in care on an official HSE register of at risk young people in order to carry out a fraud which allow her to claim almost €100,000 in payments, a court has heard.

A social worker put the names of children who were never in care on an official HSE register of at risk young people in order to carry out a fraud whi(...)