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# childminder - Thursday 21 June, 2018

Third retrial of Cavan childminder accused of harming baby collapses

The defence team was “potentially hamstrung” over emails between expert witnesses on the case.

# childminder - Wednesday 13 June, 2018

Childminder trial: Court told there's 'solid evidence' 10-month-old baby had been abused

A hospital report detailed brain haemorrhages, facial bruising, and detached retinas among the baby’s injuries.

# childminder - Monday 26 March, 2018

Poll: Should there be mandatory inspections for childminders? Regulations This post contains a poll

Poll: Should there be mandatory inspections for childminders?

Only a fraction of all childminders are registered with authorities.

# childminder - Wednesday 26 April, 2017

Childminder told gardaí baby was not violently shaken or assaulted

A doctor said the child had unusual bruising to her head, face and buttocks.

# childminder - Tuesday 25 April, 2017

Childminder pleads not guilty to causing serious harm to a ten-month-old baby

The woman has pleaded not guilty to intentionally or recklessly causing serious harm to the baby.

# childminder - Thursday 25 June, 2015

The jury in the Cavan childminder shaken baby case cannot come to a decision

Sandra Higgins will be remanded on continuing bail.

# childminder - Wednesday 24 June, 2015

Jury to continue its deliberations in Cavan shaken baby case

Sandra Higgins has pleaded not guilty to causing serious harm to a young baby.

# childminder - Saturday 28 February, 2015

Woman jailed over death of baby after stuffing him in drawer 'for crying too much'

She went to watch television and when she checked on the baby after three hours he was dead.

# childminder - Tuesday 17 February, 2015

Children are precious, so why aren't the people caring for them valued?

‘An au pair’s work is essential, and caring for children is an enormous responsibility, yet we are not seen as real workers.’

# childminder - Saturday 5 April, 2014

€3m childcare fund will leave 70% of providers 'out in the cold'

Early Childhood Ireland is proposing that a separate strand of funding is immediately ringfenced for private childcare providers.