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Ireland: Little help for disabled parents who have children taken into care

Posted 06/06-11 at 21.01

In the majority of cases brought by Ireland's Health Services Executive against parents with learning difficulties, their children have been removed and taken into care. Deirdre Carroll, chief executive of Inclusion Ireland, says, "We unde ...

Ireland: Direct payments best choice for disabled people

Posted 17/01-11 at 12.42

Giving disabled people the money to buy their own care (direct payments) would be cheaper and more effective than giving money to charities according to a report commissioned by the Irish government. The state pays about €1.5 billion for ...

Ireland: Complaints mount about abuse of disabled people in residential care

Posted 24/02-10 at 00.46

More than 500 complaints have been made over the last two and a half years over the abuse of and indifferent care provided to disabled children and adults in institutional care in Ireland. At the moment there are few protections for people ...

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