Occupational therapists have criticised changes to an assessment of need for children under disability legislation, just as a High Court judgement will compel the HSE to deliver outstanding assessments within six weeks for two families who challenged the former system.
Wed, 16 May, 2018
Children’s rights groups have marked the fifth anniversary of the passing of the children’s referendum by claiming there is still some distance to go before the rights enshrined in the Constitution are fully vindicated.
Thu, 09 Nov, 2017
Three families have launched a legal action in the High Court seeking to compel the HSE to deliver assessments of need for children who might have a disability within the designated timeframe, in a move which could affect thousands of families.
Tue, 09 May, 2017
Thu, 29 Sep, 2016
The Department of Education looks set to continue defending cases brought by families seeking guaranteed resource teaching hours for children with Down syndrome, who should now qualify for the support after a government decision this week.
Thu, 26 Mar, 2015
Former justice minister Alan Shatter’s appeal against a decision of the Data Protection Commissioner — that he had breached data protection laws when he divulged information relating to TD Mick Wallace on RTÉ’s Prime Time — will be heard in November.
Fri, 25 Jul, 2014
A High Court Judge has demanded the Department of Social Protection review its decision to deny a woman a domiciliary care allowance for her autistic son after finding there was “an abdication of statutory duty” by the deciding officer in the case.
Wed, 02 Apr, 2014
The Garda Commissioner has consented to a High Court declaration that a delay of more than two years in investigating a council worker’s complaint against a garda breached the man’s rights to fair procedures and prompt decision.
Wed, 12 Feb, 2014
More families are bringing court challenges against the Department of Social Protection over its refusal to grant them Domiciliary Care Allowance, and in many cases are bypassing the department’s appeals system altogether.
Mon, 10 Feb, 2014