What are the circumstances in which a guard can take a child into care?
Philip Boucher-Hayes looks at the circumstances in which a guard can take a child into care without reference to the courts or any other agency. What is supposed to happen in the ordinary course of events?
The war in Syria and the subsequent migrant crisis prompted Ireland to offer shelter to 4,000 people here under the Irish Refugee Protection Programme two years ago. John Cooke revisits residents of Ballaghaderreen's Emergency Reception Centre .