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# care - Tuesday 4 June, 2013

'Older people left vulnerable through lack of inspections' - home help group

Home and Community Care Ireland says Ireland needs a “robust regulatory and inspection regime” for home helpers.

# care - Monday 3 June, 2013

Column: Being a stay-at-home father was challenging until I found my inner strength

Fathers who choose to be the primary care-givers come up against some challenging attitudes – but once they begin to believe in themselves as parents, they can really appreciate the rewards of bringing up children, writes Adrian Millar.

# care - Thursday 30 May, 2013

Van Turnhout "not convinced" HSE equipped to respond to parental concerns

Senator Jillian Van Turnhout said that the amount of GDP Ireland spends on preschool care and education compared to other European countries is “stark”.

# care - Monday 20 May, 2013

"Excessive and problematic" drinking by nursing home residents

HIQA found that residents at a Tipperary nursing home socialised, but that at times their alcohol consumption led to challenging behaviours.

# care - Saturday 6 April, 2013

Why do children end up in care in Ireland?

A new website looks at cases from Irish courts where children ended up in care. Here are some of the stories.

# care - Wednesday 3 April, 2013

Website to publish court reports on child care cases

For the first time, the Child Care Law Reporting Project will publish regular reports from the courts which make orders under the Child Care Act.

# care - Wednesday 20 March, 2013

65 jobs announced at Dublin care centre

Beechfield Nursing Home Group today announced the creation of 65 new jobs at its new care facility, Mount Hybla Private Designated Care Centre .

# care - Monday 4 March, 2013

Call for national fund for children with life-limiting conditions

Deputy Denis Naughten said that such a fund could reduce the cost of care per child by €24,000 per year.

# care - Thursday 27 September, 2012

Concerns over out-of-State care for young people

The cost of detaining four young people in Northampton is €12,582 per week, per child, Children’s Minister Frances Fitzgerald said.

# care - Monday 25 June, 2012

Column: Care system had been well funded - so why didn't it work?

The Report on Deaths of Children in Care revealed horrific failures, writes Fianna Fáil’s spokesperson on Children Charlie McConalogue, but will everything be fine once we pass the Children’s Rights referendum?

# care - Sunday 24 June, 2012

Children's Ombudsman criticises application of 'in camera' rule on child cases

Emily Logan also said her office met with “resistance” when investigating children in care.

# care - Wednesday 20 June, 2012

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# care - Monday 18 June, 2012

Report on deaths of children in State care shows 'systemic failure'

The report by the Independent Review Group set up to examine the deaths of nearly 200 children in care and young adults known to child protection services will be published this week.

# care - Monday 21 May, 2012

Independent report on deaths of children in state care to be published 'shortly'

Minister for Children says that the AG’s advice has been sought over the report before its publication.

# care - Tuesday 20 March, 2012

Disabilities: 1,700 Domiciliary Care Allowance applications scheduled for review

A number of people have initiated legal proceedings against the Department over its decision to cease DCA payments.

# care - Tuesday 6 March, 2012

Report criticises separation of child from others at Dublin care unit

The Health Information and Quality Authority has published a report following an investigation of procedures at the Ballydowd Special Care Unit in Dublin.

# care - Monday 26 December, 2011

Column: ‘I didn’t really know my own Mam’ – why one woman became a foster mother

Mary Downey, a foster parent for almost 20 years, describes the ups, the downs and the heartbreak of being a mother to other people’s children.

# care - Wednesday 7 December, 2011

Teenage care unit in a 'state of crisis' - HIQA

The special care unit in Cork has been heavily criticised in a report by the health watchdog published today.

# care - Tuesday 19 July, 2011

'Real progress' being made on Ryan Report recommendations

The Minister for Children has published a second progress report on the recommendations arising out of the Ryan Report.