➡ From Child Welfare Information Gateway NJ:
Ireland: Child-protection audit ‘a wake-up call’ for society, report author says
Irish Times – May 29, 2017
An audit that found serious failings in the State’s child-protection system is “a wake-up call for Irish society”, the author of the report has said. Prof Geoffrey Shannon, who led the audit into An Garda Síochána’s handling of removal of children from their homes in cases of emergency, said it revealed unpalatable truths about how society treats some of its members.
Also: Child protection report: ‘We cannot fail children a second time’, says Ombudsman for Children: http://www.breakingnews.ie/ireland/child-protection-report-we-cannot-fail-children-a-second-time-says-ombudsman-for-children-791579.html
Also: Child protection failings: Fears for safety of children in their homes: http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/child-protection-failings-fears-for-safety-of-children-in-their-homes-451254.html