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The recovery fund will  be worth between €4 billion and €5 billion, and be aimed at businesses and sectors hit by the pandemic and those impacted by Brexit over the coming year. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

A multibillion-euro stimulus fund to bolster the economy from the fallout of both Covid-19 and Brexit is to be one of the key planks of the Government(...)

Tusla is responsible for the delivery of residential care services for children and young people in the care of the State. .Photograph: Alan Betson

The cost of the provision of residential care for children by the child and family agency Tusla has increased by more than €40 million over recent yea(...)

File photo. Photograph:  Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

Tusla, the child and family agency, failed to refer 365 cases of suspected child abuse in the Kerry area to Garda for investigation, an internal revie(...)

The woman, who has a personality and medical disorder and other difficulties, has been assessed as not having a psychiatric disorder under the Mental Health Act. File Photograph: Collins Courts.

A ruling on an application to lift detention orders for a traumatised young woman, whose expressed desire to kill her mother and harm women is taken v(...)

The first day of “big school” will be like no other for those starting on Monday. That was the case not only for the 22 junior infants who on Fri(...)

Last September, there were 847 children on waiting lists to be allocated social workers with, on average, 288 children being referred to Tusla in the north Dublin area each month, the audit said. Photograph: iStock

The lack of social workers in north Dublin is putting vulnerable children in the area at “serious risk”, according to an internal audit conducted by T(...)

St John Ambulance: the organisation has been urged to review its child protection standards. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Abuse survivor organisations have called for a “complete review” of child protection standards in St John Ambulance, following revelations of past chi(...)

Mick Finnegan was about 14 when he was abused by a senior figure in St John Ambulance. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Allegations of child sexual abuse made against a former senior member of St John Ambulance have been deemed to be founded, following an investigation (...)

Almost one-quarter of youths in care, or known to child protection services, who died over the last decade died as a result of suicide, according to a Tusla-commissioned report. File photograph: Alan Betson

Almost one-quarter of youths in care, or known to child protection services, who died over the last decade died as a result of suicide, according to a(...)

Daughters of convicted rapist James O’Reilly, who waived their right to anonymity, outside the Criminal Courts of Justice following his sentencing. Photograph: Collins Courts

Several Traveller groups and abuse survivor organisations have called for a review of the State’s response to a case where eight women were abused and(...)

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