Tusla costs depend on case

Tusla costs depend on case

New analysis of Tusla’s legal spend in childcare cases shows that the type of case influences how much money is spent on it.

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Report highlights ‘great regional inequity’ in health services

Report highlights ‘great regional inequity’ in health services

A new report has found significant inequalities in the supply of primary, community, and long-term healthcare services across counties in Ireland.

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Man damaged 27 cars that blocked path of child’s buggy

Man damaged 27 cars that blocked path of child’s buggy

A man annoyed because he had to push his child’s buggy onto the road due to a number of parked cars on the footpath later returned with a screwdriver and damaged ...

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Ireland ‘in grip of sexual violence crisis’; Rape Crisis Centre sees demand for services soar

Ireland ‘in grip of sexual violence crisis’; Rape Crisis Centre sees demand for services soar

Ireland is in the grip of a sexual violence epidemic, according to the chief executive of the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre (DRCC).

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Man accused of scamming two elderly people out of €330,000

Man accused of scamming two elderly people out of €330,000

A man who gardaí believe is a “constant threat” to vulnerable people across the country has been remanded in custody, accused of using deception ...

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Cork man who hid cocaine in his underwear during search of house is jailed

Cork man who hid cocaine in his underwear during search of house is jailed

A man who tried to hide cocaine in his underwear when gardaí searched his house under warrant has received a 10-month jail sentence.

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Number of pupils missing school soars

Number of pupils missing school soars

School absenteeism cases on Tusla’s national waiting list have surged to the highest recorded level due to the rising number of homeless children, insufficient ...

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Taking on the system: Lawyer sounds a presidential note

Doing Justice: A Prosecutor’s Thoughts on Crime, Punishment, and the Rule of Law

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Suspended sentence for man who stole €900 of alcohol to pay off gambling debts

Suspended sentence for man who stole €900 of alcohol to pay off gambling debts

A man stole almost €900 worth of alcohol while on a work break so he could sell the products to cover his gambling addiction.

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Alleged burglar to be released by judge unless State provides secure mental health care

Alleged burglar to be released by judge unless State provides secure mental health care

A judge has said he will have little option but to release a man likely to be found not guilty by reason of insanity unless state services can provide the acute ...

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9-year-olds contact legal helpline

9-year-olds contact legal helpline

Children as young as nine have contacted a new legal helpline run by the Children’s Rights Alliance.

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Man found with cocaine was caring for baby at time, court hears

Man found with cocaine was caring for baby at time, court hears

A man found with cocaine and a weighing scales on his kitchen table when his home was raided by gardaí was caring for his baby son at the time.

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Man may have to be moved from Cork Prison to different jail for mental health supports

Man may have to be moved from Cork Prison to different jail for mental health supports

The solicitor for Tansanqa Radise told a judge that his client could not get a bed at the HSE's Carraig Mór centre in Cork because he had an address in Dublin. ...

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Family cases 'the poor relation' of justice system

Family law cases are the "the poor relation" in the justice system with an urgent need for more district court judges.

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Couple given two weeks to pay €40k in rent arrears

Couple given two weeks to pay €40k in rent arrears

A judge has told a couple they have two weeks in which to pay almost €40,000 in rent arrears, after a court heard the money is currently in a Swiss bank account. ...

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'Unless water can be considered': Former Senator James Heffernan denies driving under influence

'Unless water can be considered': Former Senator James Heffernan denies driving under influence

The former Labour Senator has denied driving under the influence and said he did not provide a breath sample as the correct sections of the law were not read out ...

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Man headbutted Garda patrol car windows after being arrested, court hears

Man headbutted Garda patrol car windows after being arrested, court hears

A man arrested for driving while uninsured, disqualified and while intoxicated started headbutting the windows of a patrol car, while his female companion struck ...

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Govt urged to address mental health services following review into deaths of 13 children

The body which reviews the deaths of children known to care services has urged the government to address the lack of adequate mental health services after outlining ...

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Motorcyclist thrown from bike after crashing into car and house, court hears

Motorcyclist thrown from bike after crashing into car and house, court hears

A motorcyclist who first hit a car, then crashed into a house and was then thrown from his vehicle fled the scene when told gardaí were on the way.

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Gardaí interview man in connection with hit-and-run of toddler in Cork

Gardaí interview man in connection with hit-and-run of toddler in Cork

A man has been interviewed by gardaí in relation to the hit-and-run of a toddler in Bandon in Co Cork last weekend.

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Gardaí add two new charges against man in custody over alleged pensioner assault

Gardaí add two new charges against man in custody over alleged pensioner assault

A man in custody for an alleged assault on a pensioner has received two new charges arising out of the same incident and offered apologies when they were put to ...

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Study: Social workers five years in job tend to stay

Study: Social workers five years in job tend to stay

Child protection social workers are more likely to remain in the job long term if they are still operating in the area after five years, according to a longitudinal ...

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Appeal against decision not to grant taxi licence fails

Appeal against decision not to grant taxi licence fails

A man has failed in his appeal against a decision by a senior garda not to grant him a taxi licence after a court heard he had not fully disclosed previous convictions ...

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IFA seeks meeting with Taoiseach over beef plan

IFA seeks meeting with Taoiseach over beef plan

The country's largest farming association has sought an urgent meeting with the Taoiseach amid growing fears for the beef sector following the Mercosur deal Beef ...

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'Difficult' to rescue some residents of Cork nursing home in event of fire, Hiqa states

'Difficult' to rescue some residents of Cork nursing home in event of fire, Hiqa states

Staff at a HSE-run nursing home would need to move between four and five beds in a specific sequence to rescue the resident in the bed closest to the flames in the ...

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‘Special needs allocations misused’

‘Special needs allocations misused’

The Department of Education has received 79 reports of possible misuse of special education teaching resources, with half still under review.

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‘All we are told is no, no, no’: Parents of children with autism reveal uphill battles to find schools

‘All we are told is no, no, no’: Parents of children with autism reveal uphill battles to find schools

At both primary and secondary level, school places for special needs children are at a premium and parents are under huge pressure with the lack of supports, writes ...

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Hiqa inspection: Three disability centres found not compliant

Hiqa inspection: Three disability centres found not compliant

Inspections of disability centres have found that in one facility master keys used by staff were repeatedly taken, and some residents were threatened and intimidated; ...

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Man accused of taking €20k for building work he didn’t do

Man accused of taking €20k for building work he didn’t do

Noel Baker A man has been arrested and charged for allegedly taking €20,000 to carry out work on a building and then failing to do so.

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Gaps in information hampers dealing with child safety claims

The National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland has warned against complacency when it comes to child safety following a slight increase ...

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Youthreach helps divert people from substance abuse and crime, report shows

Youthreach helps divert people from substance abuse and crime, report shows

A new report shows that the Youthreach programme has helped early school-leavers to either progress onto other forms of education or get a job and is a factor in ...

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Social work students failing to get placements

Social work students failing to get placements

Social workers are to meet with the Department of Children and Youth Affairs next week, because social work students are struggling to get work placements. This ...

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Woman dropped to work after beating

Woman dropped to work after beating

A man has been found guilty of attacking his then girlfriend by throwing her on the floor, beating her, and then pinning her to the bed in their flat before he then ...

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Barnardos defends Danone deal

Barnardos defends Danone deal

Barnardos has defended its choice of sponsor for its Big Toddle event after a group of high-level academics wrote a letter to the charity expressing concerns.

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Barnardos defends sponsor choice for Big Toddle event after concerns expressed

Barnardos defends sponsor choice for Big Toddle event after concerns expressed

Barnardos has defended its choice of sponsor for its Big Toddle event after a group of high-level academics wrote a letter to the charity expressing concerns.

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Gardaí: Tusla can take five months to contact parties

Gardaí have said it is not unusual for Tusla to take five months from the date of a referral in a child welfare case before making contact with the parties ...

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Concern over care allowance review plan

Concern over care allowance review plan

An online organisation which has more than 22,000 members has said it is “concerned” about Department of Social Protection plans to recommence reviews ...

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Judge threatens to summons head of Residential Tenancies Board to resolve row between landlord and tenants

Judge threatens to summons head of Residential Tenancies Board to resolve row between landlord and tenants

A judge has said he may summons the chief executive of the Residential Tenancies Board (RTB) to appear in his court after expressing his "surprise, disappointment ...

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Publican caught serving after hours following celebrity-led GAA match

Publican caught serving after hours following celebrity-led GAA match

A celebrity-led GAA match involving former Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp and ex-Chelsea star Gianluca Vialli has landed a publican in trouble — after visiting ...

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Court dismisses appeal over kelp harvesting in Bantry Bay

Court dismisses appeal over kelp harvesting in Bantry Bay

Kelp harvesting in Bantry Bay could be a step closer after a High Court judgement dismissing an appeal against the operation.

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Son, 9, thought dead mother was just sleeping

Son, 9, thought dead mother was just sleeping

“Mom is asleep and she won’t wake up,” said a nine-year-old boy who had tried to rouse his mother as she sat, seemingly asleep, on the couch in ...

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Woman changed prescription to get more drugs, inquest told

Woman changed prescription to get more drugs, inquest told

A young mother of four who died after accidentally overdosing on painkillers had changed a handwritten prescription from her GP to secure a larger quantity of one ...

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Tusla to respond to figures showing number of retrospective abuse cases awaiting allocation

The Child and Family agency has said it will respond to new figures which show the number of cases of retrospective abuse awaiting allocation to a social worker ...

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Man convicted of assault was living under a stolen identity

Man convicted of assault was living under a stolen identity

A man who pushed his pregnant partner in the stomach later turned out to be living under a stolen identity and is wanted by French authorities so he can serve a ...

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Parents pay price for drug debts of children, says judge

Parents pay price for drug debts of children, says judge

A judge has warned that drug users are putting their families in danger due to the drug debts they build up, as he sentenced a man to a month in prison for possession ...

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Judge says juvenile justice remains at ‘bottom of pile’

Judge says juvenile justice remains at ‘bottom of pile’

A judge has described youth justice as being at “the bottom of the criminal justice system” and lamented the lack of training for judges and lawyers.

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Telling white lies to people with dementia can be acceptable - research

Telling white lies to people with dementia can be acceptable - research

New research indicates that telling a person with dementia "a good lie" or a white lie to reassure them or ease stress can be ok - but blatant lying is not acceptable. ...

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Judge forgives absence of garda witness as 'one of greatest statesmen of our time' needs protecting

Judge forgives absence of garda witness as 'one of greatest statesmen of our time' needs protecting

A judge has refused to dismiss a minor road traffic case because the key Garda witness has been seconded as part of the security detail for the visit of US President ...

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Gardaí investigate caravan burning in Dunmanway

Gardaí investigate caravan burning in Dunmanway

Gardaí are investigating how two Traveller caravans were burnt on two separate days in what one senior academic said may be a hate crime.

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Big rise in numbers using crime support group

Big rise in numbers using crime support group

The organisation which supports victims of crime in court has seen a 27% increase in the number of people availing of its services over the past two years.

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