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The latest volume of reports from the Child Care Law Reporting Project contains a number of reports detailing the impact of the pandemic on such children. Photograph: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

The pandemic has had an adverse impact on all children. That has been more severe for those with special needs but an almost forgotten group of especi(...)

Of the 40 to 60 children a year now being adopted here from overseas, they are likely to come from Vietnam, Thailand, Philippines, Poland, the US or Haiti.

The continuing anguish around how thousands of Irish babies were put up for adoption for all the wrong reasons was painfully evident from last week(...)

Caitríona Nic Mhuiris and Séamus Moore and their family, 2014. ‘I thought there is something more to this – more than just us a family out there,’ Caitríona says of the response to her stepping into the media spotlight

When a Galway couple with two children took four newly bereaved orphans into their home, it was the start of an extraordinary personal story(...)

Bernard Gloster, chief executive of Tusla, decided a deep-dive analysis was ‘not necessary’. Photograph: Tom Honan

Delays by Tusla reporting cases of suspected child abuse to the Garda in Co Kerry “may have thwarted a criminal investigation” into alleged abuse, an (...)

Lefroy House, which is run by the Salvation Army, is to close following negotiations with Tusla, the State child and family agency.

An emergency hostel for homeless minors and support housing for young people leaving State care in Dublin city centre are set to close due to a fundin(...)

Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Four children placed into foster homes by Tusla, the child and family agency, were later removed from the homes following reports of child protection (...)

 Minister for Children, Disability, Equality and Integration Roderic O Gorman  is to meet with officers from the organisation in the coming weeks.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Minister for Children Roderic O’Gorman is to meet with St John Ambulance to discuss recent revelations of historical child sexual abuse in the volunta(...)

Tusla referred 532 cases of suspected sexual abuse to the Garda in 2017, which increased to 741 in 2018, and to 912 in 2019. Photograph: Getty Images

The number of cases of suspected child sexual abuse referred to the Garda by Tusla, the child and family agency, has increased significantly in recent(...)

Tusla: issues uncovered in Kerry. Photograph: Alan Betson

Some 161 reports of alleged child abuse were left “unaddressed” in the Co Kerry area by Tusla, including a number of cases where children were at pote(...)

Minister for Children Roderic O’Gorman said he had asked Tusla to conduct a national review to determine whether other instances of alleged abuse in the organisation had been reported to the agency. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times.

The Government is to give “consideration” to setting up a scoping inquiry to examine historical child sexual abuse in St John Ambulance, with a review(...)

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