A solicitor for two of the three girls raped while living at a foster home in Galway between 2003 and 2007 says it is "not an isolated incident".
The 'Grace' investigation into claims a severely disabled mute woman suffered decades of sexual abuse at a State foster home will not make any findings until May 2020 - two years later than originally planned.
There is a warning that young people who come through state residential care are far more at risk of becoming homeless than those in secure foster placements.
A 14-year-old girl broadcast her death live from the bathroom of her foster home, authorities in the US said.
A long-awaited independent report to decide on whether a state commission of inquiry is needed due to the alleged cover-up of serious foster care abuse in the South-East is expected to be given to Government before the weekend.
Enda Kenny has told the Dáil that parts of reports on the shocking South East abuse case could be published, but that some parts might not be made public due to ongoing Garda inquiries.
A senior Minister has led the calls for resignations in the HSE of those who mishandled allegations of abuse of disabled children at a foster home in the South East.
The Cabinet will meet this morning to outline proposals for a Commission of Investigation into alleged sexual abuse at a foster home in the south-east.
Latest: According to a statement from the Government Press Office, Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tánaiste Joan Burton have met to discuss the proposal from Ministers Varadkar and Lynch in the Department of Health.
The Public Accounts Committee is to forward allegations of abuse at a Waterford foster care home to gardaí and to the Minister for Health, Leo Varadkar, amid concern that health chiefs have taken no action.
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