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In late 2019, Tusla discovered issues around social workers under-reporting abuse allegations to gardaí in the area. Photograph: Alan Betson

The State’s child protection service in Co Kerry was in “crisis,” with the atmosphere turning “toxic”, following revelations last year Tusla had faile(...)

‘We have an outstanding record of retrospective judgment in this country,” Paul Harrison says. ‘As we criticise the mother and baby homes, there’s not a peep about the kids who are in direct provision, who in turn will sue the State.’ Photograph: Alan Betson

When Paul Harrison was growing up in north Dublin, he could hear the Artane Boys Band rehearsing from the family’s back garden. His mother used to tel(...)

A teacher or SNA is required to be put on administrative leave where their presence in the school could pose an “ongoing risk” due to child protection concerns. Photograph: iStock

Fourteen teachers or special needs assistants are on administrative leave from schools due to child protection concerns, new figures show. Last year,(...)

Bernard Gloster, chief executive of Tusla, the child and family agency. File photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times.

Significant resources would be needed to ensure adopted people seeking to access information about their birth do not face current waits of up to two (...)

The review is expected to be completed before the end of the year. File photograph: The Irish Times

St John Ambulance has been asked to further publicise details of an ongoing independent review into historical child-sexual abuse in the voluntary par(...)

The child had no shoes and socks on his feet and was wearing very light clothes, he was shivering and his pants were soiled, the court heard. File photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

A woman whose three-year-old son was taken into care after he was found surrounded by needles and shivering with the cold in a cabin at the back of a (...)

Critical case work is continuing, with child protection or welfare reports being received via phone rather than online, says the State agency. File photograph: Alan Betson

There is currently “no evidence” that sensitive information about child protection and welfare cases on Tusla’s national database had been stolen duri(...)

Tusla management wants to end the common recruitment pool with the health service for clerical and administrative positions. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The child and family agency Tusla is seeking staff to co-operate with a full review of its disciplinary and grievance policies as part of new reform p(...)

The study examined 452 cases where Section 12 was used between 2016 and 2017. In  a fifth of cases, children were taken to hospitals as a temporary place of safety overnight or, in a small number of other instances, to Garda stations.   Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

Children removed from their parents over safety concerns were left sleeping in Garda stations and hospitals due to a lack of alternative accommodation(...)

Despite improvements, the State’s healthcare watchdog has said delays from Tusla in notifying the Garda about cases of suspected child abuse in the Kerry area remain.

Delays from Tusla, the child and family agency, in notifying the Garda about cases of suspected child abuse in the Kerry area remains an issue, despit(...)

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