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The lack of action from Tusla had been a “failure to protect children and families, leading to an increase in the number of those children impacted over the last 18 months”. Photograph:  Tom Honan

A Tusla staff member was allowed to work with vulnerable children in State care for a “significant period” without proper Garda vetting, in full knowl(...)

The Ombudsman’s office said the lack of interpreter services in one facility had effectively “gagged” parents from making complaints. Photograph: iStock

The Ombudsman for Children has accused the State of failing to put in place proper safeguards to keep children living in direct provision safe from ha(...)

I have recently discovered that foster children who have not been adopted by their foster parents are treated as strangers in law for the purposes of (...)

Sinéad Lay says the State offered no supports during the ‘exhausting’ process. Photograph: Alan Betson

Tusla, the child and family agency, has apologised over an “inexcusable” delay of more than five years in responding to a woman’s report of childhood (...)

Tusla often has difficulty hiring more social workers than the numbers that leave the State body or retire each year. File photograph: Alan Betson

Tusla, the Child and Family Agency, has said it will offer employment to all graduating social-work students this year, as part of an ongoing recruitm(...)

A mother is taking a legal case against Tusla over an incorrect reference in case records. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A mother, who Tusla incorrectly accused of “parental alcohol misuse” due to a copy and pasting error in its records, is taking a legal case against th(...)

The mother, who does not drink alcohol due to a medical condition, was a single parent in the home with her two children at the time. Photograph: iStock

Tusla, the child and family agency, incorrectly copy and pasted a reference expressing concerns around “parental alcohol misuse” into the file of a si(...)

 Neil Cosgrave:  He said the plaintiffs were “seeking to finally establish the true facts surrounding their births and subsequent illegal adoptions...” Photograph: Alan Betson

Solicitors for adopted people who are suing St Patrick’s Guild adoption society for facilitating their illegal adoptions have told the High Court that(...)

A new baby doesn’t mean your personal finances have to be on a cliff-edge. Photograph: iStock

So, you’re having a baby? That means life is going to change and your personal finances will have to change too. Babies cost money but, if you plan ri(...)

Michael Gorman, holding pictures of his son Craig, in Portlaoise, who took his own life in 2014 despite being high priority on a waiting list for support by Tusla. Another son, Aaron, died of a suspected overdose in 2019. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Shortly before noon on March 24th, 2014, Craig Kelly-Gorman was sitting in the livingroom of a family friend’s home in Portlaoise. Craig lived nearby(...)

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