TUSLA’S local child protection and welfare services failed to notify gardai in Kilkenny about every allegation of suspected abuse and neglect it received, a new report reveals. The revelation is contained in a report by the Health Information and Quality Authority that followed an “announced” inspection to the Carlow/Kilkenny/South Tipperary service area in January.
FREELANCE journalist Conor Kane has been appointed RTE’s South East Correspondent, which will see him covering Kilkenny and neighbouring counties Waterford, Wexford, Carlow and South Tipperary for the national broadcaster. Conor, from Clonmel in Tipperary, will be very familiar with the Kilkenny beat as he has covered high profile stories throughout the city and county
THE €1.8 million funding recently announced by Minister John Paul Phelan was welcome news – but unfortunately it doesn’t go far enough. On the face of it, a 5% increase in funding for Family Resources Centres (FRC’s) is good news, but it’s important to put it in context. There are 109 Family Resource Centres nationally […]