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Tusla said there was a need to “address the risks associated with current inconsistent, ineffective and poor governance practices” in the School Completion Programme.

Tusla told the Minister for Children it would be “both irresponsible and reckless” to continue funding a €25 million stay-in-school programme aimed at(...)

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan also hopes to give effect to the divorce and blasphemy referendum results this year. Photograph: Tom Honan

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan is to introduce a new law that will grant applicants for Irish citizenship the right to be absent from the count(...)

Retired education professor Áine Hyland said “substantive issues relating to education were almost never brought to the attention” of the Tusla board.   Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

A Tusla board member resigned one year into her three-year term, complaining that her views and expertise had been rejected, leaving it “impossible fo(...)

Clodagh Hawe and her three sons were murdered by Alan Hawe before he took his own life in Ballyjamesduff, Co Cavan, in August 2016.

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan has secured Cabinet approval for an independent study of domestic homicides in Ireland. It is not before time. F(...)

Tusla has voiced concerns over the slow progress of an investigation into a protected disclosure. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The board of child protection agency Tusla has voiced concerns over the slow progress of an investigation into a protected disclosure made to the orga(...)

Pat Rabbitte has been appointed as the new chair of Tusla.  Photograph: The Irish Times

Former Labour Party leader Pat Rabbitte has been appointed as the new chair of Tusla, the child and family agency. Mr Rabbitte’s appointment was con(...)

Fred McBride is to step down as the head of Tusla. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The head of the Child and Family Agency, Tusla, Fred McBride, is to step down next month, it has been announced. The agency’s board told staff on Th(...)

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As you read this there are people about to experience what will probably be the greatest shock of their lives. They are about to discover their parent(...)

Norah Gibbons, the independent chairwoman of Stormont’s Inter-Departmental Working Group, resigned on health grounds. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The process put in place by the Northern Ireland Executive to determine if there should be public inquiries into clerical child abuse, mother and baby(...)

The site of  former Magdalene laundry in Donnybrook, Dublin 4.  Photograph: Alan Betson

Approval has been given for research of mother and baby homes and Magdalene laundries in Northern Ireland, the North’s Department of Health has said .(...)

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