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Number of children in foster care falls by almost 200

An amendment to the Adoption Act 2017 now recognises foster children, who were born to married parents, as eligible for adoption. The new legislation, which was implemented in mid-October, opens a new door for children in foster care to be adopted. Before this, they were not permitted to be adopted, even if they had spent

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Reduction in euthanasia for Dublin’s dogs

Last year saw a significant decrease in the number of stray or abandoned dogs in Dublin being euthanised when compared to 2015. Figures obtained from each of the council offices show how out of 1,423 dogs claimed by the four Dublin councils, 109 were put down; a 21 percent reduction from 2015’s figures which saw

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