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Mother who lost children for two years slams Tusla

Review notes 'inconsistencies' and social workers' lack of empathy

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A businesswoman whose children were removed by social workers on foot of allegations that were later retracted has received an acknowledgement from Tusla of "inconsistencies" in the case and an apology for procedural "discrepancies".

The woman lost custody of her two youngest children to her former husband following what she says were false allegations of physical discipline and conflict. The children were returned to her custody two years later.

An independent review found that while the case did not breach the child protection guidelines in force at the time, there were overall inconsistencies and a communications breakdown that there appeared to be no attempt to retrieve.