Niall Muldoon

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Children’s Ombudsman Dr Niall Muldoon: “It’s important that Tusla operates in a way that protects the child rather than the system.”

Children’s Ombudsman Dr Niall Muldoon does not mince his words when expressing his concern about the child and family agency, Tusla. “I have said on (...)

The Minister said additional funding had been made available to Tusla to address critical service needs. File photograph: Getty Images

The Ombudsman for Children has expressed concern at the “stark” disparity in the number of children registered as being at risk of abuse or neglect on(...)

ISPCC’s director of policy, Clíodhna O’Neill said that in order to ensure “a comprehensive and independent” service, guardians should be funded through the Department of Children and Youth Affairs rather than Tusla.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Children’s advocacy groups have criticised the Government for Tusla’s role in the Childcare Amendment Bill, saying the new scheme requires complete in(...)

(From left) Minister of State David Stanton, Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald, Ombudsman for Children Niall Muldoon and Ombudsman Peter Tyndall. Photograph: Bryan Brophy

Asylum seekers in the State’s 33 direct provision centres will now be able to make complaints to the Ombudsman and the Ombudsman for Children if they (...)

The Ombudsman for Children said  “young people with scoliosis are suffering severe physical and psychological effects as a result of the delays they experience.”

No child with scoliosis should have to wait for surgery more than four months, according to a report by the Ombudsman for Children that criticises “un(...)

The Department of Education. The assistant secretary general at the department said Mr Bruton’s legislation would boost the Ombudsman for Children’s capacity to investigate issues

A Fine Gael Deputy and former principal said he was “blown away” at how school boards of management were defending teachers at the centre of complain(...)

 “Wouldn’t it be great if the history of the Traveller people, and our culture,  was taught in the schools?” James Reilly at the Traveller site in Clonshaugh, Co Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

Father of three James Reilly (34) lives with his family in St Dominic’s Park, on the site of a former dump, off the Malahide Road in Coolock. Some 22 (...)

The scheme will apply to children under five and will see the State make a direct payment of €110 per week per child to childcare providers. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Children living in emergency accommodation are to be offered 25 hours a week of free childcare, the Minister For Children Katherine Zappone announced (...)

School children enjoying themselves during the Musical Adventure by RTE National Symphony Orchestra at the National Concert Hall where children from eight to twelve were introduced to the workings of the orchestra. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

1. Almost third of symphysiotomy claims unfounded, report says Over 30 per cent of applications to the Government’s symphysiotomy redress scheme we(...)

Ombudsman for Children Dr Niall Muldoon:  new Bill needs to “fully consider children’s rights and dignity” and to take account of Ireland’s obligations under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Ombudsman for Children has raised concerns that new school admissions legislation will allow for discrimination against children on the basis of t(...)

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