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# tusla - Thursday 20 April, 2017

Family Support Agency board member overclaimed €40k in expenses
# Travel Expenses
# Travel Expenses

Family Support Agency board member overclaimed €40k in expenses

Apr 20th 2017, 3:53 PM 15,521 Views 0 Comments

“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
# Family Court
# Family Court

Child remains in care after parents refuse to answer phone or turn up to court hearing

Apr 20th 2017, 6:15 AM 22,402 Views 0 Comments

The family court heard that the family had living arrangements “unsuitable for a young child”.

# tusla - Wednesday 19 April, 2017

16-year-old whose 'life is in danger' over suspected drug debt to be placed in secure care
# Courts
# Courts

16-year-old whose 'life is in danger' over suspected drug debt to be placed in secure care

Apr 19th 2017, 8:26 PM 18,012 Views 0 Comments

The teen had been unable to explain how he came into possession of quantities of cash, counsel said.

# tusla - Tuesday 18 April, 2017

'I don't want waiting lists': Judge rules 'with a heavy heart' for kids to remain in foster care
# Court
# Court

'I don't want waiting lists': Judge rules 'with a heavy heart' for kids to remain in foster care

Apr 18th 2017, 12:05 AM 23,007 Views 0 Comments

The judge rejected an application to return the children home to their father.

# tusla - Monday 3 April, 2017

Six Irish children sent to psychiatric units abroad in last two years
# Tusla
# Tusla

Six Irish children sent to psychiatric units abroad in last two years

Apr 3rd 2017, 12:05 AM 27,099 Views 20 Comments

Three children were last year placed at a facility in northern England that was the subject of a recent, highly-critical documentary concerning the standard of care delivered there.

# tusla - Sunday 2 April, 2017

Six more teenagers from 'The Jungle' migrant camp arrive in Ireland
# Welcome
# Welcome

Six more teenagers from 'The Jungle' migrant camp arrive in Ireland

Apr 2nd 2017, 1:12 PM 31,379 Views 116 Comments

This brings to 25 the number of children separated from their loved ones by the migrant crisis who have been accepted into Ireland.

The challenges of integrating migrant children in Ireland's care
# Tusla
# Tusla

The challenges of integrating migrant children in Ireland's care

Apr 2nd 2017, 8:15 AM 8,548 Views 13 Comments

There are many challenges around mental health and cultural identity in particular.

# tusla - Wednesday 29 March, 2017

Woman with intellectual disabilties left in foster home for two years after claims of sexual abuse
# FOSTER CARE ABUSE
# FOSTER CARE ABUSE

Woman with intellectual disabilties left in foster home for two years after claims of sexual abuse

Mar 29th 2017, 7:00 AM 9,208 Views 5 Comments

Yesterday, Cabinet was informed about new disability protocols which will cost €7 million per year.

# tusla - Thursday 9 March, 2017

There were 56,000 reports of child abuse in three years
# Reports
# Reports

There were 56,000 reports of child abuse in three years

Mar 9th 2017, 6:05 AM 9,386 Views 11 Comments

Mattie McGrath said the numbers were “horrifying and deeply disturbing”.

# tusla - Monday 6 March, 2017

Litany of errors by child services saw woman's claims of serious sexual abuse 'lost' for over three years
# Mistake Upon Mistake
# Mistake Upon Mistake

Litany of errors by child services saw woman's claims of serious sexual abuse 'lost' for over three years

Mar 6th 2017, 12:05 AM 20,932 Views 31 Comments

The HSE’s child and family services, the precursor to Tusla, also repeatedly sent details of the case to a series of incorrect addresses.

# tusla - Friday 3 March, 2017

Maurice McCabe files suit against HSE, Tusla over false sexual abuse claim
# Whistleblower Scandal
# Whistleblower Scandal

Maurice McCabe files suit against HSE, Tusla over false sexual abuse claim

Mar 3rd 2017, 6:25 PM 10,091 Views 0 Comments

Members of his family have also filed suits for damages against the State Agencies.

# tusla - Wednesday 22 February, 2017

Tusla boss admits confidence in system 'may well have been undermined'
# Mccabe Controversy
# Mccabe Controversy

Tusla boss admits confidence in system 'may well have been undermined'

Feb 22nd 2017, 2:21 PM 9,235 Views 40 Comments

The organisation would develop and train specialist teams to determine the truth of allegations made to the organisation, he told TDs.

# tusla - Tuesday 21 February, 2017

Marriage counselling service Relationships Ireland closes over funding issues
# Heartbreak
# Heartbreak

Marriage counselling service Relationships Ireland closes over funding issues

Feb 21st 2017, 9:40 AM 11,986 Views 14 Comments

18 employees of the company are set to lose their jobs and a further eight counselling contracts have been terminated.

# tusla - Friday 17 February, 2017

Abuse claim against McCabe was not 'copy/paste' error - report
# Template
# Template

Abuse claim against McCabe was not 'copy/paste' error - report

Feb 17th 2017, 11:58 AM 27,909 Views 100 Comments

The issue arose because a caseworker didn’t delete from a template.

# tusla - Wednesday 15 February, 2017

'Admin error' that led to McCabe allegations was not reported as HSE data protection breach
# Copy And Paste
# Copy And Paste

'Admin error' that led to McCabe allegations was not reported as HSE data protection breach

Feb 15th 2017, 1:18 PM 19,120 Views 53 Comments

Documents released under an FOI show that the incident wasn’t listed among 103 data protection breaches reported between April 2014 and April 2015.

Government 'nervous' about extending Tribunal to other whistleblowers
# Garda Whisteblower
# Garda Whisteblower

Government 'nervous' about extending Tribunal to other whistleblowers

Feb 15th 2017, 6:05 AM 5,237 Views 10 Comments

Garda whistleblower Keith Harrison demanded his case be included in the Tribunal.

# tusla - Tuesday 14 February, 2017

Cabinet to discuss potential public inquiry into Maurice McCabe scandal
# Public Inquiry
# Public Inquiry

Cabinet to discuss potential public inquiry into Maurice McCabe scandal

Feb 14th 2017, 7:06 AM 7,368 Views 44 Comments

The garda sergeant last night held meetings with Sinn Féin and Fianna Fáíl over what happens next.

# tusla - Monday 13 February, 2017

'We are entitled to the truth today': Kenny to discuss McCabe public inquiry with Micheál Martin
# Whistleblower Scandal
# Whistleblower Scandal

'We are entitled to the truth today': Kenny to discuss McCabe public inquiry with Micheál Martin

Feb 13th 2017, 9:05 PM 19,359 Views 102 Comments

Maurice McCabe and his wife, Lorraine, have called for the government to answer a number of questions.

Tusla to appear before Dáil committee next week as McCabe controversy rumbles on
# Whistleblower Scandal
# Whistleblower Scandal

Tusla to appear before Dáil committee next week as McCabe controversy rumbles on

Feb 13th 2017, 2:50 PM 33,734 Views 196 Comments

The main players have been having their say on the ongoing scandal.

# tusla - Saturday 11 February, 2017

Sinn Féin to table motion of no confidence in the Government
# Kick For Touch
# Kick For Touch

Sinn Féin to table motion of no confidence in the Government

Feb 11th 2017, 9:00 PM 21,585 Views 135 Comments

Mary Lou McDonald has described the current Irish leadership as a “kick for touch, cover up” government.

Poll: In the wake of the latest Maurice McCabe revelations, do you have confidence in the gardaí?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: In the wake of the latest Maurice McCabe revelations, do you have confidence in the gardaí?

Feb 11th 2017, 6:00 PM 38,614 Views 164 Comments

The HSE has today “apologised unreservedly” to McCabe for the administrative error that led to an allegation against him making its way into a Tusla file.

# tusla - Friday 10 February, 2017

Tusla delivered Maurice McCabe's apology to his elderly neighbour 'in error'
# Another Error
# Another Error

Tusla delivered Maurice McCabe's apology to his elderly neighbour 'in error'

Feb 10th 2017, 8:20 PM 43,175 Views 156 Comments

Fianna Fáil’s John McGuinness told RTÉ’s Six One News that “this is total incompetence”.

As it happened: Political turmoil over the Maurice McCabe whistleblowing smears
Live Feb 10th 2017, 8:00 PM

As it happened: Political turmoil over the Maurice McCabe whistleblowing smears

Zappone says she met Maurice McCabe over false Tusla file
# Cabinet Talks
# Cabinet Talks

Zappone says she met Maurice McCabe over false Tusla file

Feb 10th 2017, 3:00 PM 16,801 Views 71 Comments

Maurice McCabe was told that he was being investigated for sexual abuse, but was later told it was a mistake.

False sex abuse allegations against McCabe circulated due to 'clerical error'
# Mistake
# Mistake

False sex abuse allegations against McCabe circulated due to 'clerical error'

Feb 10th 2017, 7:39 AM 25,197 Views 129 Comments

Sinn Féin’s Mary Lou McDonald said revelations that such an error was made were “quite frankly disgusting and vile”.

# tusla - Thursday 9 February, 2017

Minister reveals that over 6,000 children in State care
# State Care
# State Care

Minister reveals that over 6,000 children in State care

Feb 9th 2017, 6:43 AM 9,613 Views 14 Comments

The number of children in care has risen by almost 20% during the past decade.

# tusla - Wednesday 28 December, 2016

'If we had simply accepted that ageist foster parents rule, it would still be with us'
# Foster Care
# Foster Care

'If we had simply accepted that ageist foster parents rule, it would still be with us'

Dec 28th 2016, 6:20 AM 16,325 Views 9 Comments

In May, TheJournal.ie exclusively reported about the case where grandparents were told they were too old to be the foster carers of their grandchild.

# tusla - Saturday 24 December, 2016

Over 120 children under the age of one were in state care last Christmas
# Babies
# Babies

Over 120 children under the age of one were in state care last Christmas

Dec 24th 2016, 7:00 AM 6,263 Views 7 Comments

The Child and Family Agency has a statutory duty to children who are not receiving adequate care and protection.

# tusla - Wednesday 21 December, 2016

Investigation underway into allegations of child sexual abuse at Kildare creche
# Kildare
# Kildare

Investigation underway into allegations of child sexual abuse at Kildare creche

Dec 21st 2016, 8:44 AM 25,831 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí are investigating the alleged incidences of sexual assault together with child and family agency Tusla.

# tusla - Tuesday 13 December, 2016

Mother who claimed she was homeschooling truant son for a year is spared jail
# Courts
# Courts

Mother who claimed she was homeschooling truant son for a year is spared jail

Dec 13th 2016, 3:18 PM 12,962 Views 12 Comments

The woman had not come to court on eight dates.

# tusla - Thursday 1 December, 2016

Gardaí investigate alleged sexual assault on teenage boy in Dublin school
# Dublin
# Dublin

Gardaí investigate alleged sexual assault on teenage boy in Dublin school

Dec 1st 2016, 1:10 PM 40,863 Views 0 Comments

The incident allegedly involves a number of fellow students at King’s Hospital secondary school.

# tusla - Tuesday 29 November, 2016

Children experienced "significant harm" at state-run care home
# HIQA
# HIQA

Children experienced "significant harm" at state-run care home

Nov 29th 2016, 12:32 PM 9,061 Views 36 Comments

HIQA inspection found that the centre has been going through a period of crisis for a long period of time.

Child therapy provider says pressure on funding is 'intense' and becoming 'unbearable'
# Funding Demand
# Funding Demand

Child therapy provider says pressure on funding is 'intense' and becoming 'unbearable'

Nov 29th 2016, 7:41 AM 5,167 Views 2 Comments

CARI has said children suffering from sexual abuse may have to wait up to 18 months for therapy, unless funding is increased.

# tusla - Friday 25 November, 2016

Zappone's adoption laws will see thousands able to access their birth certs
# Adoption Bill
# Adoption Bill

Zappone's adoption laws will see thousands able to access their birth certs

Nov 25th 2016, 3:13 PM 13,272 Views 73 Comments

A national database of adoptees and their birth parents will be administered by Tusla.

# tusla - Saturday 19 November, 2016

'They drive you nuts and make you laugh' - Irish foster carers share their stories
# Children In Care
# Children In Care

'They drive you nuts and make you laugh' - Irish foster carers share their stories

Nov 19th 2016, 8:30 PM 14,965 Views 6 Comments

The child and family agency is currently running a campaign looking for a home for one particular child.

# tusla - Wednesday 9 November, 2016

Ban on older foster parents to be lifted in the New Year
# The 40 Year Old Burden
# The 40 Year Old Burden

Ban on older foster parents to be lifted in the New Year

Nov 9th 2016, 12:17 PM 22,432 Views 11 Comments

The ban will end next year.

# tusla - Sunday 30 October, 2016

'It's not the State's problem, it's the family's': Care system to adopt tough love approach
# Responsibility
# Responsibility

'It's not the State's problem, it's the family's': Care system to adopt tough love approach

Oct 30th 2016, 8:00 AM 24,030 Views 33 Comments

The chief executive of Tusla said the agency wants families to share more power and responsibility, and to “own their problems”.

# tusla - Saturday 29 October, 2016

'Some flee immediately': Migrants pretending to be children to get into Ireland
# Migrant Crisis
# Migrant Crisis

'Some flee immediately': Migrants pretending to be children to get into Ireland

Oct 29th 2016, 9:30 PM 33,222 Views 113 Comments

So far this year, Tusla has received 97 referrals into its team for separated children seeking asylum.

# tusla - Tuesday 4 October, 2016

Pregnant teen jailed for kicking student in the head loses appeal against sentence
# Three Years
# Three Years

Pregnant teen jailed for kicking student in the head loses appeal against sentence

Oct 4th 2016, 4:56 PM 30,917 Views 85 Comments

The teen was caught on CCTV attacking the Brazilian national.

# tusla - Thursday 22 September, 2016

Girl, 16, placed in secure care over fears that she could be sexually exploited
# Teens In Care
# Teens In Care

Girl, 16, placed in secure care over fears that she could be sexually exploited

Sep 22nd 2016, 2:10 PM 19,279 Views 0 Comments

It is understood the girl, who went missing recently, was involved with an older man.