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Friday 31 March 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# Care

All time
# Delayed
Nine months after probe promised into alleged foster care abuse - still no inquiry
The scandal resulted in the HSE Director General Tony O’Brien apologising to the 47 families who were in the care of the home.
# workplace violence
'My life is shattered': Social care workers speak out about vicious assaults
Workers say management ignores the impact attacks have on workers.
# co mayo
'Bungalow Three as we saw it then does not exist anymore' - Áras Attracta report published
The findings of the panel of specialists set up to examine the care centre are being published today.
# Ballydowd
Boy accused of attacking care centre staff granted bail after going missing
The boy is accused of attacking staff at a care centre in Dublin.
# Intellectual Disabilities
HSE care failures: No visits for 16 years, no files on 200 clients and high risk of sexual abuse
The HSE has confirmed that of the 1,080 disability files reviewed by one report, “47 priority cases” were highlighted for follow up.
# Courts
Young child taken from grandparents and put into foster care because of their age
“He is our pride and joy” – couple in their 60s devastated by Tusla decision.
# State Supports
Brendan O'Connor: Children with disabilities are not taken care of in Ireland
The RTÉ presenter gave an impassioned interview on The Late Late Show last night.
# News Fix
Here's What Happened Today: Sunday
Another care home failure, an assault on an Afghan family and three injured firefighters…
# failure to foster
Children left with foster family for years after serious sex abuse allegations
An RTÉ programme alleged children were left with a foster family for several years despite abuse claims.
# caring credits
What about this idea? - Caring for older people to pay for your own future care
An Irish student has won an international award for a version of the proposal.
# Family court
Mother who relapsed and went on 'cocaine session' wants children back
The children’s social worker said there is a plan in place to return the children to the mother’s care if she engages with drug user services.
# Your Say
When was the last time you had to use an emergency department?
A strike planned for today was called off after late night negotiations.
# Courts
Boy who did €10,000 worth of damage to care home "is not fit to be let loose in society”
He was sentenced to two and a half years in prison.
# Vulnerable
Nearly a third of children in care cases have special needs
A new report looks at the figures behind child protection proceedings.
# Dignity
'He was traumatised': Beaumont Hospital apologises over care provided to Gerry Feeney
His family are calling for a hospital ombudsman be set up.
# Care order
'I’m scared for my younger brother, who is getting him dressed and bringing him to school?'
Details of a case of a young girl being taken into care over the abuse she received from her mother has been revealed.
# in care
Five sexual incidents at centre for vulnerable adults investigated
Files for the patients showed no record of a capacity to make a decision on engaging in a sexual relationship.
# since 2001
Study of Dublin suburb finds people more stressed than 14 years ago
The circumstances of 1,082 people from Tallaght were captured on a range of issues.
# State Care
Foster kids without homes made vulnerable by HSE inspection issues
A new investigation by the Ombudsman for Children has shed light on the situation.
# gill pharaoh
Nurse who didn't want to get older ends her life through euthanasia
75-year-old Gill Pharaoh spent her life as a palliative care nurse.
# mary manning
'He didn't value that we were actually human beings, it was like a nightmare.'
Mary Manning was repeatedly abused by her stepfather.
'A carer, what is that?' I am a weight lifter. I am a nurse. I am a specialist. I am exhausted.
I care full-time for my son, who has Hunter Syndrome, as well as being a mother to my other two young boys – yet I am often looked down upon by others.
# miracle child
Little Eli, who was born without a nose, is capturing hearts across the world
He’s a fighter.
# Abuse
Child found in car with cut on his throat as parents prepared to smoke heroin
The boy said his father had cut his throat.
Doctors say reports of them getting €100 per child are 'inaccurate and wide of the mark'
The Department of Health states that negotiations are ongoing.
# squeeeee
This video of the 116 puppies rescued at Dublin Port will make your day
Look! Look at them!
# Portiuncula
'I hoped it was just nature and that we were just unlucky, but no'
A report was compiled into the care provided to a young child at Poriuncula Hospital without the knowledge of his parents.
# Baby
Newborn died in ambulance after Turkish hospitals 'offered no care at all'
But what does it mean for Ireland?
# Children in Care
Teens in State-run home were leaving regularly to take drugs
A Hiqa report found the care centre was not run in a way that the children were always safe and protected from themselves.
# Primary Care
Staff taken off-duty after "concerns" at Tipperary disability unit
Minister Kathleen Lynch says she expected such concerns to be raised following the Áras Attracta case.
# Abuse
'Elderly, disabled Aras Attracta resident was hit with a stick'
The HSE says it has no record of a complaint.
# Abuse
700 complaints about nursing and care home staff passed to gardaí
27 of those complaints are redacted.
# Abuse
'Detached, isolated and ill-informed HSE' at play in Áras Attracta, says nurses group
Nearly 100 hours of training was given to staff featured in tonight’s exposé in the wake of a HIQA report earlier this year but the Disability Federation says this abuse was nothing to do with training.
# aftercare
How some teenagers are forced from foster care into direct provision once they turn 18
The ESRI has published a report into the care given to unaccompanied minors.
More than 100 children in foster care have no social worker
One child had not been visited by a social worker in more than four years.
# mom
This 23 year old's invention could revolutionise neonatal care
He has developed an incubator that costs just a fraction of the usual cost.
# Spiddal
Watchdog finds issues with nutrition and healthcare at Galway nursing home
Hiqa carried out an unannounced inspection of Aras Chois Fharraige last month.
# Death
Three quarters of Irish people want to die at home
Most people would like their condition managed by pain medication though almost three-quarters have not written any kind of care directive or given an indication of what they want to family members.
# inspection
Dignity of elderly compromised after being transported down corridors on commodes
The latest HIQA inspection reports finds elderly residents sitting alone during meal times with food on their face and clothing.
Column: Palliative care considers the mind, body and spiritual needs of the person
Palliative care is not just about pain relief for older people during their final days – it’s about quality of life for your loved one.