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# department-of-children - Friday 28 May, 2021

People identified in Mother and Baby Home records asked to contact Department of Children
# Data Protection
# Data Protection

People identified in Mother and Baby Home records asked to contact Department of Children

May 28th 2021, 5:52 PM 9,669 Views 4 Comments

The department is asking for individuals’ contact details in case their data is in records requested under GDPR.

# department-of-children - Sunday 25 April, 2021

Illegal adoption investigator says she was treated 'disrespectfully and in an unprofessional manner' by Dept
# Dept Of Children
# Dept Of Children

Illegal adoption investigator says she was treated 'disrespectfully and in an unprofessional manner' by Dept

Apr 25th 2021, 12:05 AM 48,054 Views 28 Comments

She lodged a complaint about the department’s ‘failure to comply with the assurances’ provided to her.

# department-of-children - Thursday 15 April, 2021

'A person's sexual orientation is not up for debate': O'Gorman moves to outlaw conversion therapy in Ireland
# Conversion Therapy
# Conversion Therapy

'A person's sexual orientation is not up for debate': O'Gorman moves to outlaw conversion therapy in Ireland

Apr 15th 2021, 5:03 PM 30,707 Views 67 Comments
  • It's been confirmed officials have prepared a scoping paper and are engaging with the Department of Health.
  • The move comes after a new cross-party all-island coalition this week called for the practice to be banned.
  • O'Gorman said Government must be "proactive" in banning such practices.

# department-of-children - Sunday 4 April, 2021

'Pay us and acknowledge what happened': Mother and baby home survivors want compensation and a remembrance day
# Redress
# Redress

'Pay us and acknowledge what happened': Mother and baby home survivors want compensation and a remembrance day

Apr 4th 2021, 12:05 AM 27,829 Views 41 Comments

Some survivors have also called on the government to take legal action against the religious orders who ran the institutions if they refuse to pay financial compensation.

# department-of-children - Thursday 25 March, 2021

Department apologises after 'careless' data breach of people attending mother and baby home redress meetings
# Email Addresses
# Email Addresses

Department apologises after 'careless' data breach of people attending mother and baby home redress meetings

Mar 25th 2021, 4:12 PM 21,393 Views 12 Comments

Those affected by the breach are “deeply upset and distressed” by the sharing of their email addresses without their consent.

Campaigner Derek Leinster says Protestant survivors and those living abroad 'not a priority' for redress
# Bethany Home
# Bethany Home

Campaigner Derek Leinster says Protestant survivors and those living abroad 'not a priority' for redress

Mar 25th 2021, 6:05 AM 21,940 Views 3 Comments

Leinster, who was born in Bethany Home in Dublin in 1941, has campaigned for redress for over 20 years.

# department-of-children - Thursday 25 February, 2021

Data Protection Commissioner: Transfer of Mother and Baby Homes records to Dept could be 'high risk'
# Department Of Children
# Department Of Children

Data Protection Commissioner: Transfer of Mother and Baby Homes records to Dept could be 'high risk'

Updated Feb 25th 2021, 3:59 PM 19,417 Views 16 Comments

Around 100,000 records are expected to be moved to the Department of Children next week.

# department-of-children - Thursday 4 February, 2021

Report on pay levels in childcare sector to be finalised in coming days
# Department Of Children
# Department Of Children

Report on pay levels in childcare sector to be finalised in coming days

Feb 4th 2021, 8:17 PM 15,591 Views 7 Comments

The department appointed former Labour Court chairman and barrister Dr Kevin Duffy as the independent chairman of the process.

# department-of-children - Thursday 29 October, 2020

'Two tests' to be applied for Mother and Baby Home survivors to seek access to records
# Legal Questions
# Legal Questions

'Two tests' to be applied for Mother and Baby Home survivors to seek access to records

Updated Oct 29th 2020, 8:38 AM 47,226 Views 20 Comments

A legal expert has questioned whether the second of the tests is a ‘legal error’.

# department-of-children - Thursday 23 July, 2020

‘Children's needs should be the priority for after-school services’
# Childcare Voices
# Childcare Voices

‘Children's needs should be the priority for after-school services’

Jul 23rd 2020, 7:00 AM 12,601 Views 0 Comments

Prevention and Early Intervention expert Marian Quinn outlines the need for a reimagined after-school sector on the other side of Covid-19.

# department-of-children - Wednesday 22 July, 2020

‘Without state interventions many childcare providers will go out of business’
# Childcare Voices
# Childcare Voices

‘Without state interventions many childcare providers will go out of business’

Jul 22nd 2020, 7:00 AM 10,047 Views 19 Comments

Childcare centre owners Sarah O’Leary and and Michele Akerlind explain how better investment can build a well paid and affordable childcare sector.

# department-of-children - Tuesday 21 July, 2020

‘Time to radically reform childcare and break the tension between fees and quality’
# Childcare Voices
# Childcare Voices

‘Time to radically reform childcare and break the tension between fees and quality’

Jul 21st 2020, 7:00 AM 13,270 Views 11 Comments

In the latest in our Childcare Voices series, Darragh O’Connor of SIPTU outlines why the trade union is calling for big changes in pay and affordability in the sector.

# department-of-children - Monday 20 July, 2020

‘We are essentially paying out a second mortgage in childcare every month’
# Childcare Voices
# Childcare Voices

‘We are essentially paying out a second mortgage in childcare every month’

Jul 20th 2020, 7:00 AM 27,846 Views 49 Comments

Mother Lynda Butler outlines the impact of childcare costs for her first daughter and how high fees are making her think twice about having a second child.

# department-of-children - Wednesday 15 July, 2020

Hundreds of childcare providers say they won't be able to stay open without more government supports
# Childcare Troubles
# Childcare Troubles

Hundreds of childcare providers say they won't be able to stay open without more government supports

Jul 15th 2020, 6:05 AM 14,083 Views 9 Comments

70% of childcare providers are yet to reopen, with only 22% operating at full capacity.

# department-of-children - Thursday 11 June, 2020

Poll: Should the Department of Children be scrapped?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should the Department of Children be scrapped?

Jun 11th 2020, 8:56 AM 50,477 Views 58 Comments

A proposal to merge the Department of Children with the Department of Education is being considered.

# department-of-children - Thursday 30 January, 2020

Zappone reverses funding cut for creches on day of protest action next week
# Childcare
# Childcare

Zappone reverses funding cut for creches on day of protest action next week

Updated Jan 30th 2020, 1:49 PM 27,974 Views 30 Comments

Creche owners had been told the department will not fund an alternative day to make up time for the protest.

# department-of-children - Sunday 15 December, 2019

Internal Tusla documents reveal staff complained of poor engagement from Scouting Ireland
# Safeguarding
# Safeguarding

Internal Tusla documents reveal staff complained of poor engagement from Scouting Ireland

Dec 15th 2019, 12:05 AM 14,326 Views 8 Comments

Early drafts of a letter that caused a row between the agency and Scouting Ireland contained stronger criticism of the organisation than the final version.

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

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

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

Aug 1st 2019, 5:36 PM 10,179 Views 9 Comments

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'
# St Patrick's Guild
# St Patrick's Guild

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

Jul 6th 2018, 12:05 AM 18,411 Views 46 Comments

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
# Outrage
# Outrage

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

Jan 14th 2018, 9:00 PM 44,392 Views 87 Comments

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
# Equality
# Equality

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

Dec 19th 2016, 3:14 PM 16,127 Views 99 Comments

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"
# Survivors
# Survivors

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

Sep 25th 2015, 6:01 AM 21,745 Views 10 Comments

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?
# Rock And A Hard Place
# Rock And A Hard Place

Why are Irish creches going out of business?

May 17th 2015, 10:30 AM 47,653 Views 56 Comments

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
# Young Offenders
# Young Offenders

Three child detention centres to be made into just one

Sep 11th 2014, 7:30 AM 8,081 Views 4 Comments

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
# Mother And Baby
# Mother And Baby

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

Jul 8th 2014, 7:30 PM 196 Views 141 Comments

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
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Getting out of homelessness early is key says study

Jul 11th 2013, 12:43 PM 3,397 Views 3 Comments

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
# Missing Children
# Missing Children

ISPCC granted licence to run 116000 missing child hotline

Feb 1st 2012, 7:34 PM 2,081 Views 7 Comments

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
# HSE

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

Jul 31st 2011, 5:15 PM 2,095 Views 4 Comments

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