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Over half of family carers report a decline in mental health during pandemic
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Over half of family carers report a decline in mental health during pandemic

Jun 11th 2021, 11:57 AM 5,437 Views 7 Comments

The new research published by the Alzheimer Society of Ireland say that it found family carers to be at “breaking point”.

HSE hack: A sensitive Tusla database dealing with child protection cases can't be accessed
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HSE hack: A sensitive Tusla database dealing with child protection cases can't be accessed

Updated May 21st 2021, 8:00 PM 32,531 Views 28 Comments

The Tusla database holds information on current and previous child care cases.

Nursing home complaints: Allegations of sexual assault and unexplained injuries
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Nursing home complaints: Allegations of sexual assault and unexplained injuries

Aug 22nd 2019, 12:05 AM 47,642 Views 23 Comments

The allegations are contained in documents released to TheJournal.ie under the Freedom of Information Act.

So far this year, 32 children have had to stay in adult mental health units and it's going to continue to happen
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So far this year, 32 children have had to stay in adult mental health units and it's going to continue to happen

Jul 17th 2019, 6:00 AM 6,954 Views 9 Comments

HSE said placing children in adult units will ‘continue to be necessary’.

Ireland has third highest weekly hours of 'unpaid work' across EU
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Ireland has third highest weekly hours of 'unpaid work' across EU

Jul 9th 2019, 1:16 PM 19,458 Views 38 Comments

A new report found Irish adults spend an average of 16 hours per week caring and 14.5 hours on housework.

Just 2% of safeguarding concerns reported to HSE come from people experiencing alleged abuse
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Just 2% of safeguarding concerns reported to HSE come from people experiencing alleged abuse

Feb 3rd 2019, 5:32 PM 6,924 Views 9 Comments

The bulk of reports of abuse come from either staff members at facilities of family members.

Nursing home complaints: Allegations of poor hygiene standards and staffing issues
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Nursing home complaints: Allegations of poor hygiene standards and staffing issues

Jan 5th 2019, 4:00 PM 21,618 Views 23 Comments

The allegations are contained in documents released to TheJournal.ie under the Freedom of Information Act.

Nurses are the victims in 70% of assaults in Irish hospitals
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Nurses are the victims in 70% of assaults in Irish hospitals

Dec 15th 2018, 7:13 PM 10,065 Views 30 Comments

Figures from the HSE show how frequently nursing staff are assaulted.

Children went 'missing' from Tusla care home more than 100 times in twelve-month period
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Children went 'missing' from Tusla care home more than 100 times in twelve-month period

Oct 11th 2018, 2:56 PM 11,169 Views 4 Comments

The findings were made as part of an unannounced inspection by HIQA in July.

High Court rules detention of woman with dementia whose son threatened to kill her is lawful
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High Court rules detention of woman with dementia whose son threatened to kill her is lawful

Sep 7th 2018, 7:03 PM 19,190 Views 0 Comments

The court previously heard that the woman’s son had been secretly recorded threatening and verbally abusing her.

Nursing home complaints: Staff member accused of 'physically and emotionally' abusing resident
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Nursing home complaints: Staff member accused of 'physically and emotionally' abusing resident

Jul 29th 2018, 12:05 AM 25,862 Views 40 Comments

The allegations are contained in documents released to TheJournal.ie under the Freedom of Information Act.

‘I was homeless and in a shelter at 15’: Care leavers being forced into homelessness
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‘I was homeless and in a shelter at 15’: Care leavers being forced into homelessness

Jul 14th 2018, 12:05 AM 16,417 Views 49 Comments

Limited supports for children coming through care is forcing young people out onto the streets and into a growing homeless crisis.

HSE launches investigation into south Dublin disability service after mistreatment allegations
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HSE launches investigation into south Dublin disability service after mistreatment allegations

Jul 2nd 2018, 12:05 AM 21,586 Views 21 Comments

The mother had had a number of meetings with HSE management before it decided to investigate the matter.

'Serious concerns' over private treatment centre for people with anorexia
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'Serious concerns' over private treatment centre for people with anorexia

Jun 7th 2018, 5:18 PM 20,316 Views 0 Comments

There was little evidence during inspections that the current medical, nursing, or healthcare assistant staff had eating disorder training.

'It's absolutely like minding a child': Nora Owen on caring for her husband with dementia
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'It's absolutely like minding a child': Nora Owen on caring for her husband with dementia

Feb 17th 2018, 12:50 PM 33,361 Views 44 Comments

Owen spoke to Marian Finucane this morning about the progression of her husband’s condition.

Child with Down Syndrome and severe autism who was abandoned at birth was 'not receiving sufficient HSE and Tusla support'
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# Molly's Case

Child with Down Syndrome and severe autism who was abandoned at birth was 'not receiving sufficient HSE and Tusla support'

Jan 15th 2018, 6:01 AM 15,226 Views 16 Comments

Tusla has committed to undertaking a “systemic review” of supports.

Nursing home staff member accused of 'squeezing resident's face and using abusive language'
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Nursing home staff member accused of 'squeezing resident's face and using abusive language'

Dec 30th 2017, 12:05 AM 35,064 Views 60 Comments

The allegations are contained in documents released to TheJournal.ie under the Freedom of Information Act.

Almost half of older people depressed in months before death, according to study
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Almost half of older people depressed in months before death, according to study

Dec 12th 2017, 6:00 AM 12,897 Views 28 Comments

The end of life study also found that nearly half (46%) of participants died in a hospital.

Report into death of teen finds impact of separating her from younger sibling was not understood
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Report into death of teen finds impact of separating her from younger sibling was not understood

Aug 8th 2017, 10:23 PM 20,866 Views 27 Comments

‘Clare’ was in foster care when she took her own life.

Kerry nursing home told its system for residents' cash is 'not secure'
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Kerry nursing home told its system for residents' cash is 'not secure'

Aug 4th 2017, 6:00 AM 8,754 Views 3 Comments

An inspection in April this year also found some staff had not received training in medication management and infection control.

Nearly 1,500 children were taken into emergency care over four years
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Nearly 1,500 children were taken into emergency care over four years

Jul 22nd 2017, 6:20 AM 5,378 Views 2 Comments

An emergency care order is made through the Courts service when there is a real and immediate risk to the child’s safety.

'Everyone in Ireland deserves to have a good death'
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'Everyone in Ireland deserves to have a good death'

Jul 7th 2017, 6:05 AM 26,112 Views 4 Comments

The Irish Hospice Foundation has said investing in bereavement services and end-of-life care will benefit society as a whole.

'They simply can't afford it': Older people being priced out of nursing homes
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'They simply can't afford it': Older people being priced out of nursing homes

Jul 6th 2017, 6:00 AM 19,764 Views 13 Comments

Age Action has said some nursing homes are charging “extortionate costs”.

Elderly couple married for 63 years separated as one is rejected for nursing home care
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Elderly couple married for 63 years separated as one is rejected for nursing home care

Jun 26th 2017, 4:31 PM 48,045 Views 110 Comments

Michael Devereaux (90) broke down in tears as he explained the ‘nightmare’ situation.

"This is a difficult case": Placement found for teenager left 'lying in hospital' for weeks
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"This is a difficult case": Placement found for teenager left 'lying in hospital' for weeks

Jun 16th 2017, 6:00 PM 12,028 Views 0 Comments

The case had been brought before the High Court by the teenager’s guardian ad litem.

Plight of teenager left 'lying in hospital' for weeks brought to High Court
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Plight of teenager left 'lying in hospital' for weeks brought to High Court

Jun 16th 2017, 12:05 AM 24,616 Views 0 Comments

There is no suitable placement for the teenager, who has a history of self harm.

'They're extremely loyal. Even though they've grown up with neglect they just want to go home'
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'They're extremely loyal. Even though they've grown up with neglect they just want to go home'

Jun 10th 2017, 6:30 AM 14,674 Views 5 Comments

Guardians ad litem are appointed by the courts to give children a voice, but that task is by no means an easy one.

'I was afraid of my father. I thought it was normal to be afraid of adults'
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'I was afraid of my father. I thought it was normal to be afraid of adults'

May 27th 2017, 12:05 AM 35,079 Views 19 Comments

A new report from NUI Galway highlights the experiences of children in foster care in Ireland.

'Behind each of these numbers is a child that needs help': The business of fostering in Ireland
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'Behind each of these numbers is a child that needs help': The business of fostering in Ireland

May 21st 2017, 10:00 PM 18,572 Views 23 Comments

The State spends over €100 million on foster care each year but Tusla’s role in providing this care is under sharp scrutiny.

Over half of 16 and 17-year-olds in State care have no aftercare worker
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Over half of 16 and 17-year-olds in State care have no aftercare worker

May 21st 2017, 7:30 AM 5,960 Views 4 Comments

An aftercare worker is assigned to teenagers in State care as they approach the age of 18.

Suicide, overdose, sudden infant death: Children who died while in contact with social services
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Suicide, overdose, sudden infant death: Children who died while in contact with social services

May 11th 2017, 10:40 AM 7,626 Views 9 Comments

The National Review Panel released five case studies of vulnerable children who died.

'I remember throwing myself on top of the coffin saying no, you can’t take her because I can’t do this again'
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'I remember throwing myself on top of the coffin saying no, you can’t take her because I can’t do this again'

Apr 24th 2017, 11:40 PM 23,031 Views 11 Comments

RTÉ Investigates reports on problems in care at Portiuncula Hospital.

The challenges of integrating migrant children in Ireland's care
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The challenges of integrating migrant children in Ireland's care

Apr 2nd 2017, 8:15 AM 8,533 Views 13 Comments

There are many challenges around mental health and cultural identity in particular.

Teen who spoke about scoliosis pain on the Late Late Show will finally get her surgery today
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Teen who spoke about scoliosis pain on the Late Late Show will finally get her surgery today

Mar 23rd 2017, 6:01 AM 3,702 Views 2 Comments

Megan Halvey-Ryan’s surgery has been delayed several times before.

Child taken into care after her mother was found passed out on New Year's Eve
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Child taken into care after her mother was found passed out on New Year's Eve

Jan 4th 2017, 6:15 AM 31,442 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí were called to the hotel where the girl and her mother were staying.

'If we had simply accepted that ageist foster parents rule, it would still be with us'
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'If we had simply accepted that ageist foster parents rule, it would still be with us'

Dec 28th 2016, 6:20 AM 16,317 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.

'They drive you nuts and make you laugh' - Irish foster carers share their stories
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'They drive you nuts and make you laugh' - Irish foster carers share their stories

Nov 19th 2016, 8:30 PM 14,925 Views 6 Comments

The child and family agency is currently running a campaign looking for a home for one particular child.

Children do better when minded by relatives and childminders rather than full-time parents, says ESRI
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Children do better when minded by relatives and childminders rather than full-time parents, says ESRI

Nov 2nd 2016, 6:01 AM 24,609 Views 37 Comments

The study looked at 9,000 children under the age of 5 in Ireland.

Nine months after probe promised into alleged foster care abuse - still no inquiry
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Nine months after probe promised into alleged foster care abuse - still no inquiry

Oct 20th 2016, 6:25 PM 5,785 Views 18 Comments

The scandal resulted in the HSE Director General Tony O’Brien apologising to the 47 families who were in the care of the home.

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

Sep 7th 2016, 11:36 AM 51,143 Views 39 Comments

Workers say management ignores the impact attacks have on workers.

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