McCabe: Accepting responsibility in a no-blame culture

Tusla has blamed a multitude of “terrible errors” on “bad file management” - cold comfort for families in contact with the service

12th July, 2017
Garda whistleblower Maurice McCabe

As area manager for child protection services in Cavan and Monaghan, he agreed, over two days of evidence to the Disclosures Tribunal, that the buck stopped with him.

There were ample opportunities to weed out an administrative error from 2013 wrongly accusing the garda sergeant of “digital penetration” of a seven-year old girl but they were missed time and again.

“The care work is too rushed and errors are made at all levels,” Lowry...

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