Advertisement

Readers like you keep news free for everyone.

More than 5,000 readers have already pitched in to keep free access to The Journal.

For the price of one cup of coffee each week you can help keep paywalls away.

Support us today
Not now

#Niall Muldoon

# niall-muldoon - Thursday 23 December, 2021

Government has 'lost its way' on child poverty, says Ombudsman for Children
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Government has 'lost its way' on child poverty, says Ombudsman for Children

Dec 23rd 2021, 8:00 PM 11,144 Views 12 Comments

Ireland is one of just five other EU countries that has had above average numbers of children at risk of poverty for ten consecutive years.

# niall-muldoon - Wednesday 16 June, 2021

Ombudsman for Children criticises Government and declares 2020 a 'devastating year' for young people
# Children's Rights
# Children's Rights

Ombudsman for Children criticises Government and declares 2020 a 'devastating year' for young people

Jun 16th 2021, 7:52 AM 10,772 Views 20 Comments

The OCO said most complaints were centred around education in 2020 and particularly associated with the Leaving Certificate.

# niall-muldoon - Tuesday 1 December, 2020

Children with disabilities waiting years for assessment a violation of their rights, committee to be told
# Children's Rights
# Children's Rights

Children with disabilities waiting years for assessment a violation of their rights, committee to be told

Dec 1st 2020, 6:15 AM 9,329 Views 9 Comments

Over 6,000 children are currently overdue an assessment of their needs.

# niall-muldoon - Thursday 26 November, 2020

Child with profound disability left in hospital for two years after HSE and Tusla unable to secure care for him
# Investigation
# Investigation

Child with profound disability left in hospital for two years after HSE and Tusla unable to secure care for him

Nov 26th 2020, 8:39 AM 36,561 Views 59 Comments

The child suffered brain damage and significant life-changing injuries in 2016.

# niall-muldoon - Saturday 30 May, 2020

Some school children returning and others not 'would be discrimination' - Children's Ombudsman
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Some school children returning and others not 'would be discrimination' - Children's Ombudsman

May 30th 2020, 4:52 PM 26,710 Views 29 Comments

Schools have been closed since 12 March as part of efforts to stop the spread of Covid-19.

# niall-muldoon - Thursday 9 April, 2020

Children's ombudsman calls on government to clarify plans for Junior and Leaving Cert exams
# Niall Muldoon
# Niall Muldoon

Children's ombudsman calls on government to clarify plans for Junior and Leaving Cert exams

Apr 9th 2020, 7:01 PM 32,192 Views 34 Comments

Schools across the country remain closed ahead of this year’s exams in June.

# niall-muldoon - Wednesday 20 June, 2018

Leaving Cert students sat the first ever Politics exam today - here's what was in it
# Politics And Society
# Politics And Society

Leaving Cert students sat the first ever Politics exam today - here's what was in it

Jun 20th 2018, 7:48 PM 52,493 Views 45 Comments

A tweet from Leo Varadkar featured on the first ever exam.

# niall-muldoon - Saturday 25 March, 2017

'The damage is done, a piece of his spine will have to be removed'
# Scoliosis
# Scoliosis

'The damage is done, a piece of his spine will have to be removed'

Mar 25th 2017, 12:10 AM 14,850 Views 13 Comments

Tommy Long is one of over 200 children waiting for scoliosis surgery in Ireland.

# niall-muldoon - Friday 7 August, 2015

Foster kids without homes made vulnerable by HSE inspection issues
# State Care
# State Care

Foster kids without homes made vulnerable by HSE inspection issues

Aug 7th 2015, 11:52 AM 8,263 Views 8 Comments

A new investigation by the Ombudsman for Children has shed light on the situation.

# niall-muldoon - Monday 30 March, 2015

Intimidation and forced stripping: St Patrick's Institution will FINALLY close today
# Underage Prisoners
# Underage Prisoners

Intimidation and forced stripping: St Patrick's Institution will FINALLY close today

Mar 30th 2015, 8:17 PM 39,625 Views 86 Comments

The facility began housing underage prisoners in the 1980s, in what was supposed to be a temporary measure.

# niall-muldoon - Tuesday 3 February, 2015

97 people wanted to be the new Ombudsman for Children, but this man got the job
# New Job
# New Job

97 people wanted to be the new Ombudsman for Children, but this man got the job

Feb 3rd 2015, 4:11 PM 15,305 Views 10 Comments

Dr Niall Muldoon has been working in child protection for 20 years.

# niall-muldoon - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

Complaints to Children's Ombudsman have increased by 15% since 2010
# Child Protection
# Child Protection

Complaints to Children's Ombudsman have increased by 15% since 2010

Jun 10th 2014, 7:42 PM 4,517 Views 4 Comments

One particular investigation showed that a child had been moved to 11 different residencies in 4 months.