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# 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 20,895 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 10,065 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 9,220 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 11,953 Views 16 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 27,893 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 19,084 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 7,358 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 19,356 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 33,718 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 21,432 Views 134 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 38,348 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 43,145 Views 155 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
# Pressure
# Pressure

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

Feb 10th 2017, 8:00 PM 67,623 Views 121 Comments

Pressure is increasing on government ministers and Tusla over who knew what about the Maurice McCabe story.

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 16,762 Views 72 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 25,110 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 9,592 Views 13 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 16,292 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 6,244 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 25,810 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 12,940 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 40,859 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 9,042 Views 37 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 5,165 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 13,260 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 14,592 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 22,418 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 23,984 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 33,185 Views 114 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 30,858 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 19,273 Views 0 Comments

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

# tusla - Thursday 15 September, 2016

Children in 'disturbing' sex abuse case to remain in care until next year
# High Court
# High Court

Children in 'disturbing' sex abuse case to remain in care until next year

Sep 15th 2016, 9:52 PM 17,362 Views 0 Comments

The children, who are both under the age of ten, will continue in the care of their foster parents.

No prosecution for parents accused of sexually abusing their two children
# Courts
# Courts

No prosecution for parents accused of sexually abusing their two children

Sep 15th 2016, 1:33 PM 21,176 Views 0 Comments

Legal action has been brought by the children’s foster parents in an effort to block them from being reunited with their natural parents.

# tusla - Wednesday 7 September, 2016

'My life is shattered': Social care workers speak out about vicious assaults
# Workplace Violence
# Workplace Violence

'My life is shattered': Social care workers speak out about vicious assaults

Sep 7th 2016, 11:36 AM 50,852 Views 41 Comments

Workers say management ignores the impact attacks have on workers.

# tusla - Monday 29 August, 2016

Child in foster care has "serious anxiety" and worries about his mother's welfare
# Family Court
# Family Court

Child in foster care has "serious anxiety" and worries about his mother's welfare

Aug 29th 2016, 6:05 AM 17,964 Views 0 Comments

A family court heard the child recently had an argument with his foster family.

# tusla - Saturday 27 August, 2016

A day in the Family Court: Child not told when father might visit to 'avoid disappointment'
# Child And Family Agency
# Child And Family Agency

A day in the Family Court: Child not told when father might visit to 'avoid disappointment'

Aug 27th 2016, 7:00 AM 19,672 Views 0 Comments

The Child and Family Agency told the court the father was making good steps towards recovery.

# tusla - Tuesday 23 August, 2016

More than 150 court summonses sent to parents about poor school attendance
# Tusla
# Tusla

More than 150 court summonses sent to parents about poor school attendance

Aug 23rd 2016, 12:27 PM 11,066 Views 16 Comments

Tusla’s annual report shows there were over 6,300 children in care in Ireland in 2015.

# tusla - Wednesday 17 August, 2016

Jeff's story: A worried little boy in care - quiet, kind and deeply troubled
# Children In Care
# Children In Care

Jeff's story: A worried little boy in care - quiet, kind and deeply troubled

Aug 17th 2016, 6:03 AM 22,884 Views 26 Comments

The child had been placed in care because of family violence, parental alcohol use and neglect and remained in care until he was an adult.

# tusla - Tuesday 16 August, 2016

Domestic violence, mental illness and drug abuse: The tragic lives of children in care who died
# Children
# Children

Domestic violence, mental illness and drug abuse: The tragic lives of children in care who died

Aug 16th 2016, 2:21 PM 14,390 Views 25 Comments

Reports published today gave details of the lives of a number of young people know to the child and family agency who took their own lives.

# tusla - Monday 8 August, 2016

Teenage girl placed in secure unit to protect her from being sexually exploited by men
# Dublin
# Dublin

Teenage girl placed in secure unit to protect her from being sexually exploited by men

Aug 8th 2016, 3:39 PM 28,445 Views 0 Comments

The High Court granted the order which is supported by the Child and Family Agency and her father.