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#department of children

# department-of-children - Thursday 1 August, 2019

Department of Children doesn't know identity of 37 childcare facilities at 'critical' level of risk

The figure was revealed at an Oireachtas committee hearing yesterday morning.

# department-of-children - Friday 6 July, 2018

Adoption scandal: Officials questioned whether telling those affected would 'do more harm than good' Exclusive

There may be more people than the 126 identified so far caught up in the St Patrick’s Guild adoption scandal.

# department-of-children - Sunday 14 January, 2018

'Laughable', 'a joke', 'cynical', 'opportunistic' - Zappone brought to task by parents over childcare fees crisis

The introduction of a universal subsidy for childcare in September saw many creches across the country raise their fees at the same time.

# department-of-children - Monday 19 December, 2016

Journalist Una Mullally is the government's new youth LGBT czar

The activist will lead a group to develop a strategy for young LGBT people.

# department-of-children - Friday 25 September, 2015

"Ireland saw her as a fallen woman - but she was my mother"

Dublin councillor Francis Timmons, who grew up in a mother and baby home in the 1970s, is calling for James Reilly to take a look at redress schemes for survivors.

# department-of-children - Sunday 17 May, 2015

Why are Irish creches going out of business?

Ireland has some fairly progressive childcare measures in place, yet still child-minding businesses are going to the wall.

# department-of-children - Thursday 11 September, 2014

Three child detention centres to be made into just one

The schools are on the same campus but are to be brought under one director.

# department-of-children - Tuesday 8 July, 2014

Opinion: It may seem heartless, but we shouldn't fund an inquiry into religious-run homes

I shudder to imagine what those mothers and their beautiful babies went through. But we need to ask the difficult question: is this the correct use of funds that children living today so badly need?

# department-of-children - Thursday 11 July, 2013

Getting out of homelessness early is key says study

A six-year investigation into youth homelessness in Ireland has called for ‘more fluid systems of intervention’.

# department-of-children - Wednesday 1 February, 2012

ISPCC granted licence to run 116000 missing child hotline

The hotline number was reserved for over four years before ComReg received an application to operate it.

# department-of-children - Sunday 31 July, 2011

Head of HSE Child and Family vents frustration at... HSE HSE

Head of HSE Child and Family vents frustration at... HSE

Gordon Jeyes was recorded giving a lecture at UCD in which he criticised the HSE and questioned the mandatory reporting of child abuse suspicions.