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If parents can't look after a child, surely granny and granddad are next best thing

Published 25/05/2016 | 02:30

What better people to have look after your child than their grandparents? The only people who will ever love your child as much as you do are their grandparents (Stock image)
What better people to have look after your child than their grandparents? The only people who will ever love your child as much as you do are their grandparents (Stock image)

A heartbroken couple in their sixties are pleading with child and family agency Tusla to return their grandchild to them after the agency placed the boy into foster care.

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The little boy, who was happy, loved and well cared for, was taken away because the grandparents have been deemed too old to look after him. According to Tusla, it is "not preferable to place a child in a home where there is a 40-year gap or more".

But it is the older generation in Ireland that has made it possible for many in the younger one to go out to work and keep roofs over their heads.

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