•   
  •   

Ireland Parents left in limbo after Tusla closes unregistered aftercare facility in south Dublin

11:15  10 october  2019
11:15  10 october  2019 Source:   thejournal.ie

'A very handsome golden handshake' - calls for FAI to reveal details of John Delaney's €350k exit package

  'A very handsome golden handshake' - calls for FAI to reveal details of John Delaney's €350k exit package THERE has been mounting pressure from across the political spectrum for the FAI to reveal the details of former boss John Delaney's exit package. However, in the wake of the news late on Saturday night that Mr Delaney had left the FAI, sport minister Shane Ross has said that State funding for the organisation can't be restored until the details of the exit package have been revealed. There have been growing calls for the sums involved to be revealed now.

The after -school facility at Dimples Creche in south Dublin will close from tomorrow. DOZENS OF PARENTS in south Dublin have been forced to make alternative after -school arrangements for their children following the sudden closure of an unregistered aftercare facility by Tusla .

Soon after 'Doctor Who’s' appearance in 1963, novels surrounding the series started to appear. The first ever novelization came out on 12 November, 1964, almost exactly a year after the first episode came out. Since then over 150 novelizations and 200 spin-off books have been published, including

a car parked on the side of a building: The after-school facility at Dimples Creche in south Dublin will close from tomorrow © Google Street View The after-school facility at Dimples Creche in south Dublin will close from tomorrow

DOZENS OF PARENTS in south Dublin have been forced to make alternative after-school arrangements for their children following the sudden closure of an unregistered aftercare facility by Tusla.

The créche, which opened in 2011 and is registered to provide full daycare and Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) services to up to 147 children, has also been recently providing an aftercare facility to around 90 children.

This week, the owners of Dimples Créche and Montessori in Sandyford were advised that the facility’s registration would be withdrawn entirely if it did not cease its after-school service. 

Irish people cannot 'remain silent' in face of attacks on refugees, warns President

  Irish people cannot 'remain silent' in face of attacks on refugees, warns President Michael D Higgins made the speech in New York.Higgins made the remarks in a speech at Fordham University in New York today. “Ireland will continue to stand with refugees both at home and abroad,” he said. The remarks come following protests in Oughterard in Galway against any plans for a Direct Provision centre in the local area, which put the Irish system for processing and housing asylum seekers back in the national spotlight.

Parents left in limbo after Tusla closes unregistered aftercare facility in south Dublin . Oct 10th 2019, 12:05 AM 39,549 Views 41 Comments. Tusla releases advice for parents as Zappone 'appalled' at treatment of children in creches.

From TheJournal.ie Childcare. Parents left in limbo after Tusla closes unregistered aftercare facility in south Dublin . The UK has lost its measles-free status and, after a spike in cases here, there are concerns Ireland could end up in the same position.

School-age services were not previously subject to registration with the agency, but since February, aftercare providers have been required to register with Tusla.

Following a Tusla inspection and subsequent meeting with the childcare regulator last month, Dimples’ owners were told that the créche did not meet a number of standards which are required for it to register as an aftercare facility.

A spokeswoman for the créche said that Tusla asked Dimples to reduce the number of children in its care to 140 and to undergo a number of changes to its building. It is also understood that the agency was concerned about staff-child ratios, qualifications and the number of cots for under 2-year-olds in the building.

The créche has said it was hoping to avoid a closure of its facilities but hopes that it is temporary to allow them to make the necessary changes required by Tusla. 

The Changing Rhythm of the 40-Year Saudi-Iran Rivalry

  The Changing Rhythm of the 40-Year Saudi-Iran Rivalry The killing of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi a year ago is part of the larger context of the battle for dominance in the Middle East.Though Khashoggi had written about how unbearably oppressive his country had become since the rise of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, which was the reason he had gone into exile, the veteran Saudi journalist and incisive observer had not appreciated the extent and depth of those darker shifts—and so he walked into the death trap laid for him inside the Saudi diplomatic mission.

LAUSD parents are worried after Gov. LAUSD parents are worried after Gov. Gavin Newsom said Tuesday that many California schools may not re-open before the summer break, due to the coronavirus outbreak.

LAUSD parents are worried after Gov. LAUSD parents are worried after Gov. Gavin Newsom said Tuesday that many California schools may not re-open before the summer break, due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Email to parents

In an email to parents at the facility, seen by TheJournal.ie, the owners of Dimples, Gillian and Jason Doyle, noted that Tusla has been ‘very active’ in looking at all childcare providers as a result of an RTÉ Investigates documentary into practices at Hyde and Seek in July.

It read:

Childcare providers have been in the spotlight recently due to some very poor practices in certain organisations. As a result, Tusla has been very active in looking at all providers around the country now.

The owners also told parents that new changes were required for after-school service providers, including lower staff to children ratios and a requirement for staff to be qualified.

The créche owners also said that providers found it “extremely difficult” to get qualified staff.

Previous inspections 

The most recent inspection report for Dimples Creche and Montessori on Tusla’s website shows that staff ratios were also an issue when Tusla visited the facility in 2017, although the issue was subsequently corrected.

Video shows Prince Harry reprimanding a Sky News reporter for asking him a question during Malawi hospital visit - just hours before the royal launched attack on the media

  Video shows Prince Harry reprimanding a Sky News reporter for asking him a question during Malawi hospital visit - just hours before the royal launched attack on the media Video shows Prince Harry reprimanding a Sky News reporter for asking him a question during Malawi hospital visit - just hours before the royal launched attack on the media Prince Harry scolded a TV journalist for asking him a question during his visit to a health clinic in Malawi, it emerged today.Sky News royal reporter Rhiannon Mills asked the Duke of Sussex an unscheduled question as he got into a car after a visit to the Mauwa Health Centre on Tuesday.Harry, 35, had told a group of young people to 'hold on to your dreams' while talking to them as he visited the clinic during his ten-day tour of southern Africa.

Parents left in limbo after Tusla closes unregistered aftercare facility in south Dublin . Oct 10th 2019, 12:05 AM 39,548 Views 41 Comments. Court heard that she went from being a ‘happy’ child to a ‘;cranky’ one after being moved to a different room in the creche.

LAUSD parents are worried after Gov. LAUSD parents are worried after Gov. Gavin Newsom said Tuesday that many California schools may not re-open before the summer break, due to the coronavirus outbreak.

The same report also noted that there was no evidence that 11 adults working with children had achieved adequate qualifications, although this was also subsequently addressed by the créche.

Commenting further on their recent meetings with Tusla, Gillian and Jason Doyle accepted that the agency was within its rights to withdraw the créche’s entire registration if they did not cease operating an after-school service there.

They said that such a move would have major implications for all those who used the créche, but added that they hoped the closure of the after-school service would be a temporary measure until they had met requirements and secured an updated registration.

“We have spent the last number of days looking at how we can avoid this but unfortunately we cannot risk the entire registration being revoked,” they said.

“We appreciate that this is very disappointing for all concerned, however we have no choice but to cease the after school service on 11 October 2019.”

The créche owners also told parents that they would refund any fees and deposits, and apologised for any inconvenience caused.

North Korea claims nuclear talks with U.S. have broken down

  North Korea claims nuclear talks with U.S. have broken down "The breakup of the negotiation without any outcome is due to the fact that the U.S. would not give up their old viewpoint and attitude," North Korean diplomat Kim Myong Gil said. "The U.S. raised expectations by offering suggestions like flexible approaches, new methods and creative solutions, but they have disappointed us greatly and dampened our enthusiasm for negotiations by bringing nothing to the negotiation table," he added.

The billboard at McClymonds High School says the campus is closed through Friday but it could be without students a lot longer according to the Oakland Unified School District after the discovery of a carcinogen in the groundwater. Andria Borba reports.

The billboard at McClymonds High School says the campus is closed through Friday but it could be without students a lot longer according to the Oakland Unified School District after the discovery of a carcinogen in the groundwater. Andria Borba reports.

‘It’s a disgrace’

A number of those whose relatives attended the after-school facility were critical of Tusla’s decision not to allow Dimples to register when speaking to TheJournal.ie.

“The government can’t say on the one hand that it wants to encourage people to go to work, but on the other take any support that we had away from us,” said one parent, who did not wish to be named.

“We don’t know what we can do.”

A spokeswoman for Dimples also expressed disappointment at the move, saying the owners had no choice but to close the aftercare facility at the créche.

“Once again we can only apologise for this huge inconvenience to the families involved,” a statement said.

“We are devastated and heartbroken to be turning all our lovely children away and hope that it is temporary.”

Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Josepha Madigan, whose constituency Dimples is in, called on other childcare facilities in the area to accommodate affected families.

In a statement, Tusla told TheJournal.ie that the agency would not comment on individual cases, but said it was essential that all early years services operated within required legislation in order to allow them to provide safe services.

Tragic teen who drowned in River Lee, Cork, named locally as Tomi Olukokun

  Tragic teen who drowned in River Lee, Cork, named locally as Tomi Olukokun A close family friend said that everyone is devastated after the tragic incident and they are all pulling together to support her loved ones . Carol McCabe told CorkBeo: "I was up with her mother last night and they are absolutely heartbroken. "She was home at the weekend and then headed back to Cork on Monday and she was fine, she ran her mam on the night at 8:30pm and she seemed fine and then this happened. "She was a real happy girl, always said hello and very mannerly, her and her two siblings are just lovely.

“The regulations have been in place since 2016 [and for aftercare facilities since February], and it is the responsibility of all providers to operate within these parameters and comply with these,” the agency said.

“There is a clear and timely process for services who want to change the circumstance of their operations with Tusla. Tusla assesses these requests and makes a determination based on regulations and best practice.”

MORE NEWS:

Michel Barnier tears apart Boris' Brexit plan (Independent)

Varadkar accused of 'secret veto deal' (Extra.ie)

Revealed: the 20 firms behind a third of all carbon emissions (The Guardian)

Boy, 17, becomes youngest victim of US vaping crisis (The New York Times)

Alcohol and smoking contribute to most fire deaths in Ireland, research finds .
It showed that men over 65 who lived in rural locations were the most common victims , with one in three confirmed to also be a smoker. After alcohol, the most common drugs present were antidepressants, followed by benzodiazepines, non-opioid analgesics and hypnotics. © Getty This photograph depicts countless cigarette butts in a public ashtray. The photograph was taken in the city of Courbevoie, in the department of Hauts-de-Seine, France.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks
usr: 4
This is interesting!