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Former Tusla boss was paid €40k after leaving post last year
The figures were revealed in the agency’s annual accounts.
Social work action 'unacceptably slow' in case of heroin user whose newborn died
The baby boy’s death was not reported to be connected to his mother’s drug use, but a report has criticised the seven-week delay in making contact with the woman.
'I understand why a lot of people leave': Being a social worker in Ireland
A social worker speaks to about the stresses and strains of working a very difficult, challenging job.
'You cannot trust these people' - Woman who had disclosure of abuse lost by Tusla slams report on its failings
The woman, whose records were lost by the HSE/Tusla for over three years, says she feels the latest ombudsman report into Tusla’s complaints procedures won’t change anything.
'When I stopped working, I said I was going to put everything into these kids'
A woman who cares for her two grandchildren tells us how she’s been thwarted at every turn to seek greater supports from the State.
False rape allegation about Maurice McCabe 'remained on file until this year'
The Charleton Tribunal is looking into whether garda whistleblower McCabe was the target of a smear campaign.
'Grave error', 'emotional', 'catastrophic': The who, what and when of the Maurice McCabe saga
16 days in to the Disclosures Tribunal, we give you a breakdown of what people said happened and when they said it did.
'No Garda vetting, inadequate investigations' - Tusla slammed over standard of Cork foster care services
An inspection by health authority Hiqa has found that the Cork area shows ‘major non-compliance’ with accepted standards of foster care.
Government accused of 'wilfully' releasing inaccurate homelessness figures
Eoin Ó Broin said that the Housing Department was “knowingly releasing incorrect monthly homeless figures”.
Poll: Would you consider home schooling your children?
A report this morning suggests that the number of children home-schooled in Ireland has doubled in the past five years.
Dying man refused access to grandchildren over 'unfounded' abuse allegation
A new report from the Ombudsman highlighted case studies where Tusla failed to adequately investigate abuse allegations.
'We need consistency': Long delays by Tusla in dealing with abuse allegations, report says
The Ombudsman was critical of Tusla’s procedures for dealing with abuse allegations.
'I want my rapist father to die in prison for what he did to me': Woman continues fight for justice
The woman at the centre of an historical abuse allegation has written to the DPP asking for the reasons as to why her father was not charged.
Foster carers 'felt disrespected' by social workers, report finds
In all, 300 social workers and foster carers responded to a joint consultation from Tusla and the Irish Foster Care Association.
Children can now be adopted by their foster carers after 18 months
The Adoption (Amendment) Bill 2016 has passed its final stages in Dáil Éireann.
'This should be the bare minimum we expect': Fostering service to close down in wake of damning report
Fresh Start Foster Care Service said it was ceasing operations due to “ongoing difficulties in relation to retention and recruitment of staff”.
Senior Tusla manager says there was no 'liaison or collusion' with gardaí on McCabe file
At the Disclosures Tribunal today, senior Tusla manager Gerard Lowry denied he was trying to blame others for “catastrophic errors”.
'Every error that is made is to the detriment of Sgt McCabe. There isn't an error in his favour'
The Disclosures Tribunal has heard that the false Maurice McCabe child sex allegations were ‘absolutely coincidences’.
'That was an oversight on my part and human error': Social worker says she failed to notice two names on same file
The Disclosures Tribunal has heard how a HSE social work team leader wrote to gardaí about the claims in 2013.
'He pinned my arms down and he strangled me': Couple with challenged son call for more support
Edel Dooley and her husband Anton spoke this morning on RTÉ’s Today with Sean O’Rourke about their eight-year-old son Jacob.
HSE misallocated latest request from sexual abuse survivor whose claims it lost for 3 years
The HSE’s dealings with ‘Mary’ has seen it issue her with a number of apologies since 2010.
'It's not always as straightforward': Tusla chief on removing children at high risk from State care
Tusla chief executive Fred McBride was speaking at the Joint Committee on Children and Youth Affairs this morning.
"This is a difficult case": Placement found for teenager left 'lying in hospital' for weeks
The case had been brought before the High Court by the teenager’s guardian ad litem.
Plight of teenager left 'lying in hospital' for weeks brought to High Court
There is no suitable placement for the teenager, who has a history of self harm.
Sexually abused siblings lived in 'succession of very dirty, chaotic houses'
This case is just one of 22 being highlighted by the Child Care Law Reporting Project today.
'They're extremely loyal. Even though they've grown up with neglect they just want to go home'
Guardians ad litem are appointed by the courts to give children a voice, but that task is by no means an easy one.
Tusla is "very concerned" after child sexual abuse issue raised on RTE Investigates
A report published yesterday found chronic systemic failures in the functions carried out by Tusla.
'Children are treated like human trash': The systematic failings in Ireland's child protection system
A report published today found serious issues with inter-agency cooperation when dealing with vulnerable children taken from their parents.
'I was afraid of my father. I thought it was normal to be afraid of adults'
A new report from NUI Galway highlights the experiences of children in foster care in Ireland.
Child with an intellectual disability placed in hospital for three months
The Ombudsman for Children is concerned that this is a children’s rights issue and plan to pursue the issue in 2017.
Tusla inquiries are a 'major distraction' according to chief executive
McBride was speaking at the launch of Tusla’s new child protection and welfare strategy for 2017-2022.
'Behind each of these numbers is a child that needs help': The business of fostering in Ireland
The State spends over €100 million on foster care each year but Tusla’s role in providing this care is under sharp scrutiny.
Tusla warns that child protection reports may not have been received over weekend
The Department of Communications described the global cyber attack as “unprecedented”.
Suicide, overdose, sudden infant death: Children who died while in contact with social services
The National Review Panel released five case studies of vulnerable children who died.
€6.3 million settlement approved for woman at centre of Grace case
Fianna Fáil TD John McGuinness said that the settlement was appropriate, but questioned whether anything had changed at the HSE and Tusla.
'You have come a long way': Court hears how mother turned life around to regain access to child
The judge adjourned the case until October, when the mother and child’s progress will be seen.
Children abscond from Tusla care centre 42 times in five months
No further admissions will be made to the Tusla centre until these issues are fixed.
Family Support Agency board member overclaimed €40k in expenses
“Obviously, in hindsight, it was wrong, there is no question about that,” Richard Hickey said.
Child remains in care after parents refuse to answer phone or turn up to court hearing
The family court heard that the family had living arrangements “unsuitable for a young child”.
16-year-old whose 'life is in danger' over suspected drug debt to be placed in secure care
The teen had been unable to explain how he came into possession of quantities of cash, counsel said.