100 cases of child abuse in Mid West a month

first_imgTwitter No vaccines in Limerick yet Email Advertisement Population of Mid West region increased by more than 3,000 in past year by Bernie English [email protected] were almost 900 cases of child abuse reported to child protection services in the Mid West during the first nine months of last year, a massive increase from the previous year’s figures.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up And of the 868 reports submitted from Limerick, Clare and Tipperary, 491 so far have been deemed serious enough to warrant close investigation.According to the figures obtained from Tusla, the National Child and Family Agency, the number of reports in the Mid West for the entirety of 2013 were 696, far short of the first nine months figures for 2014.There are no figures available as yet for 2015 or the final quarter of 2014.Of the reports in 2013, 529 required further investigation or action from the social services, a stage process known as ‘initial assessment’.The reporting figures in the Mid West have been increasing steadily since 2011, when there were 420 reported cases of abuse or neglect and 2012, when 593 cases were reported.The allegations cover such issues as child neglect or abuse of a sexual, physical, or emotional nature.The process of initial assessment involves meeting the child, the child’s parents, and contacting relevant professionals. The process is aimed at determining if there is, in principal, a case to answer.The next step, if social and child protection workers are unhappy with the situation, is to carry out risk assessment may need to be carried out.After investigations, it may be determined that a child should be taken into care because he or she is at risk.Figures for the number of children taken into care as a result of complaints in the Mid West are currently not available.A spokesperson for Tusla said that the agency “responds to every child protection or welfare referral it receives”.Currently, more than 90 per cent of Irish children in care are in foster care. Linkedin More than €250,000 greenway funding for Limerick and East Clare First Irish death from Coronavirus TAGSchild abusefeaturedMid WestMidwestTusla center_img WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR NewsBreaking news100 cases of child abuse in Mid West a monthBy Bernie English – March 19, 2015 1085 Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Facebook Previous articleLimerick Council response raises fury in GarryowenNext articleLimerick TD seeks public inquiry into republican abuse claims Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. Shannondoc operating but only by appointment Printlast_img read more

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Developer unveils new Sunshine Coast project after two earlier ventures sold out

first_imgDrift by Mosaic – An artists impression showing the bedroom.A developer has unveiled their third boutique apartment project on the Sunshine Coast after its two debut ventures sold out at Caloundra.Mosaic Property Group will construct its $52 million Drift at Coolum Beach, as building on its two earlier developments, Cyan and Solis, both at Kings Beach, continues.Drift by Mosaic will comprise 56 luxurious one, two and three-bedroom apartments, sub-penthouses and penthouses across four levels, and will be the developer’s biggest Sunshine Coast project to date. Drift by Mosaic – An artists impression showing the living space Drift by Mosaic – An artists impression showing the pool area Drift by MosaicFloor plans range from 91sq m to 355sq m.Mosaic Property Group managing director Brook Monahan said Coolum was the ideal location for the company’s next project. “It’s a surfing and golfing mecca, with pristine beaches for year-round swimming, coastal walking trails for whale watching and turtle spotting and community sporting clubs offering an abundance of outdoor activities,” Mr Monahan said. “Coolum is unique because it has managed to remain ‘under the radar’ and avoid the hustle and bustle that you see in other parts of the Sunshine Coast.“This laid-back character has made Coolum a coveted location for people wanting the best of beachside living and that’s what we plan to deliver with Drift by Mosaic.”Drift will be built at 1722 Coolum Esplanade, with each apartment featuring a gourmet kitchen, spacious bathrooms and free-flowing open-plan interiors. Classic neutral styling will blend with contemporary design. High ceilings and large windows will promote natural light and ventilation while enhancing the feeling of space, with each apartment positioned to take advantage of the stunning beachfront location.Mr Monahan said Drift would pay homage to Coolum’s relaxed and low-key charm.Each apartment will boast a gourmet kitchen with designer appliances, luxurious bathrooms and generously-sized rooms.Construction is scheduled to start in February 2018 with completion by May 2019. Drift by Mosaic – An artists impression showing the penthouse living and outdoor spaces.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus23 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market23 hours agolast_img read more

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Federer Wins Fourth BBC Overseas Sports Personality Award

first_imgTennis star Roger Federer has won the BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year for a record fourth time after a public vote. The 36-year-old Swiss topped the poll ahead of five other shortlisted nominees.Federer became the first man to win Wimbledon eight times and extended his record to 19 Grand Slam titles in 2017.Boxer Muhammad Ali and athlete Usain Bolt are the only other people to have won the BBC award three times.  Federer said: “It makes me incredibly proud that the UK public have chosen me as the BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year.“The support that the UK crowds give me whenever I’m here is amazing, and to be recognised on the shortlist alongside some of the greatest sportspeople of all time is extremely humbling.”He was shortlisted by an expert panel this year alongside Tom Brady (American football), Katie Ledecky (swimming), Tatyana McFadden (Para-athletics), Sally Pearson (athletics) and Michael van Gerwen (darts).The vote was carried out on the BBC Sport website.At 35, victory over Croatia’s Marin Cilic made Federer the oldest man in the Open era to claim the Wimbledon singles title.Earlier in the year, he returned from six months off to recover from a knee injury and won the Australian Open with a five-sets victory in the Melbourne final over old rival Rafael Nadal.The overseas award will be part of the BBC Sports Personality of the Year ceremony which takes place at the Echo Arena in Liverpool on Sunday and is broadcast live on BBC One from 18:45 GMT.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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