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#child care

# child-care - Friday 25 August, 2017

'It was never going to be easy': Zappone defends childcare scheme after criticism

The new scheme is being rolled out for the first time this year.

# child-care - Wednesday 12 July, 2017

'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”.

# child-care - Monday 20 June, 2016

Children found with lice and ringworm in a house with no food

The details of this case were released in the latest Child Care Law Reporting Project.

# child-care - Monday 6 October, 2014

Parents agree to allow disabled children stay in care

The judge said that the parents had the capacity to love their boys, but not the capacity to bring them up.

# child-care - Tuesday 18 March, 2014

Drug and alcohol abuse leading to care proceedings for children

The latest report on child care law shows that the Child & Family Agency failed in its applications for care orders in three cases.

# child-care - Wednesday 15 January, 2014

Column: Behind the veil – a new era has begun for family courts

The easing of the in camera rule in Irish family courts will see many social issues come to light – many of which may have been hidden behind from the public for generations, writes Katherine Irwin.

# child-care - Tuesday 14 January, 2014

Column: Our new in-camera Family Court legislation is a sham

The unlimited powers given by to judges in our Family Courts may continue to prevent the public from finding out what has transpired, writes Gerry Fahey.

# child-care - Thursday 9 January, 2014

HIQA special care report must consider lack of places says Child and Family Agency

Gordon Jeyes, CEO of the newly formed state agency, says lack of resources are a vital factor.

# child-care - Monday 16 December, 2013

Child care applications up 15 per cent in 2012, wide variations between towns

The figures are contained in the latest volume of the Child Care Law Reporting Project, which also details several high-profile cases.

# child-care - Tuesday 5 November, 2013

African children are 20 times more likely to be taken into care - report

The Child Care Law Reporting Project described the figures as “striking” and questioned the effect of the direct provision system on child welfare.

# child-care - Thursday 19 September, 2013

New laws on pre-school regulation in final stages

Under the new legislation, a range of new enforcement powers will be given to inspectors and all pre-schools will have to be registered.

# child-care - Saturday 8 June, 2013

Column: We must tackle the underinvestment in pre-school education

Ireland has historically tries to provide education ‘on the cheap’ by affording remarkable influence to religious bodies and other patrons, so the recent childcare controversy should shock – but not necessary surprise – us, writes, Aodhán Ó Ríordáin.

# child-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.

# child-care - Wednesday 22 May, 2013

Column: I'm a mother of a special needs child and a pro-choice advocate

Tracey Holsgrove explains the agony of contemplating how to proceed with her pregnancy after learning of her baby’s condition – and why she is a firm pro-choice advocate.

# child-care - Friday 2 November, 2012

Reporting to be allowed on family law and child care court cases

New legislation will amend the in camera rule in courts, but will not allow the identification of the people involved.

# child-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.

# child-care - Tuesday 18 October, 2011

E-coli outbreak forces closure of Limerick creche

The HSE said it hoped the childminding facility could reopen soon.