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 Childcare at Abington Wood, Malahide.

Parents can see the inspection reports on creches their children attend in one of two ways: by either asking the creche for the latest report o(...)

The Garda and HSE are conducting inquiries into alleged mistreatment at creches in Wicklow and Dublin after the issue was raised by RTÉ. Photograph: Getty/Stockphoto

Allegations of mistreatment of children at a number of creches were “shocking”, Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore said a(...)

Minister for Children Frances Fitzgerald holds the “Children First” document at its publication in July 2011 in Dublin Castle. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

A friend of mine who is involved in a voluntary organisation received child protection and welfare information by email from the Health Service(...)

Times it took ambulances to respond to patients reporting life-threatening emergencies last year differed significantly depending on where they lived. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Health Service Executive has pointed to “demographic and geographical challenges” as a major factor behind significant differences in respo(...)

Although response times recorded in the east of the country, at 60 per cent, were significantly higher than in the west, they still fell short of the 75 per cent target set out by the Health Information and Quality Authority

Just a third of people living in the west who called an ambulance because of a life-threatening cardiac emergency last year received medical at(...)

Breast cancer cells

Only 5 to 10 per cent of women in Ireland diagnosed with breast cancer will have the genetic mutation that prompted actor Angelina Jolie to und(...)

Registration and inspection of residential centres for children and adults with disabilities are is to begin later this year for the first time(...)

Geoffrey Shannon, the Government’s special rapporteur on child protection, said the findings highlighted the need for strong laws to ensure abuse or neglect concerns are handled in a uniform manner. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

Inspectors have found evidence that vulnerable children are being placed at risk by the failure of social services to notify gardaí of suspecte(...)

The findings of the Health Information and Quality Authority’s report – the first into the HSE’s child protection services –  make for disturbing reading

Many of us may have suspected that some frontline child protection services were delivered against the backdrop of an often dysfunctional and o(...)

An independent inspection of the HSE’s child protection services has found serious failures regarding the handling of reports over suspect abus(...)

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