Three quarters of Irish childcare facilities in breach of regulations last year

first_img Pinterest WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Today is the 30th anniversary of Eddie Fullerton’s murder Google+ Pinterest Previous articleHuge variations in house vacancy rates between Donegal and DublinNext article80% of Gaeltacht primary schools across the country have four teachers or fewer News Highland HSE inspection reports show that three quarters of childcare facilities were in breach of regulations last year.The reports which were obtained by Prime Time investigates reveal almost half of creches breached regulations on adult/child ratios and staff background checks, while over 40 percent failed to provide a safe environment for children.The HSE report also expresses grave concern at what it described as a “culture of light touch regulation” and a “dangerous over-emphasis on the business interests of childcare providers at the expense of the care of children.”Last nights documentary also included disturbing footage obtained by an undercover reporter showing children being flung onto mattresses, manhandled, shouted and cursed at and strapped into chairs for hours at time.Dr Caitriona O’Toole, Child Psychologist from NUI Maynooth, said the footage of a very young girl being forcefed is deeply disturbing:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/08rsca1.mp3[/podcast] News Facebook Google+center_img Twitter Disruption to cancer service will increase mortality – Oncologist Twitter Andrew McGinley says his children are getting him through life Gardai investigate deaths of two horses on the N56 Gardai investigate Castlefinn burglary Three quarters of Irish childcare facilities in breach of regulations last year By News Highland – May 29, 2013 Donegal retains 14 Blue Flags, Lisfannon is not restored WhatsApplast_img read more

Further calls for retention of Malin Head Coastguard station

first_img Donegal retains 14 Blue Flags, Lisfannon is not restored Further calls for retention of Malin Head Coastguard station Previous articlePolice unable to extradite Kieran Doherty suspectNext articleCouncillor says voluntary housing agencies are cherry picking properties News Highland News Pinterest Twitter Pinterest Gardai investigate Castlefinn burglary RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Andrew McGinley says his children are getting him through life By News Highland – October 25, 2012 center_img Google+ WhatsApp Facebook Today is the 30th anniversary of Eddie Fullerton’s murder Hospitalisations rise as Donnelly suggests masks will stay ’til autumn Twitter WhatsApp Facebook Disruption to cancer service will increase mortality – Oncologist The Joint Oireachtas Committee has heard an impassioned plea for the retention of the Malin Head Coastguard Station from an SDLP Councillor in Limavady who has a unique perspective.Orla Beattie lives in Limavady, but teaches at Glentogher National School near Carndonagh, travelling to and from work via the Foyle Ferry when it is operational.Cllr Beattie told the committee that the service provided by Malin Head is vital to her area:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/orlab830MALIN.mp3[/podcast]Chris Reynolds is head of he Irish Coastguard, and endorsed the tributes to the staff at Malin Coastguard Station.However, while stressing that no decisions have been taken, he was unable to offer any guarantees for the future of the North Donegal base:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/chris830MALIN.mp3[/podcast]last_img read more