One of the unintended consequences of our curmudgeonly attitude towards transparency in public affairs might be that when research is eventually published, even if belatedly, it may be possible to point to improvements made since the data was gathered.
Children’s Minister Katherine Zappone and her department are to be severely criticised for handing back almost €60m in State funding last year when 6,000 children were not allocated a social worker, the Irish Examiner can reveal.
The parents of a seven-year-old boy against whom an unfounded allegation of sex abuse was made claim that the way the school principal over-reacted, and Tusla’s absolute refusal to delete the file, has ‘destroyed’ their lives, writes Michael Clifford
Peter Charleton asked a witness at the Disclosures Tribunal whether she was aware that Leo Varadkar was the Taoiseach. The witness, a social worker, confirmed that she was aware of this. She also knew Enda Kenny was the previous Taoiseach, writes
A senior Tusla manager has said that the failure by Tusla to correct a series of errors which resulted in false allegations of child abuse being made against garda whistle blower Maurice McCabe were "absolutely coincidences".
Reports that the Health Information and Quality Authority has found that 177 cases of retrospective referrals of child abuse remained unallocated to social workers last August in Tusla’s Dublin South-East and Wicklow area is another indication of the great cultural change needed around these issues.