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Elderly couple tells of distress after grandchild put into foster care because they were 'too old'

Mattie McGrath TD


Irish Mirror reports:
A TD has called for immediate action after a child was taken from his grandparents and put into foster care - because they were deemed too old to look after him.
Independent Mattie McGrath has urged new Children's Minister Katherine Zappone to demand clarification from agency Tusla over the removal of a boy from the care of his relatives in Co Tipperary.
TheJournal.ie reported this morning that a letter was sent by the agency to the couple, who are in their mid-60s, telling them that their age was the reason for the forced removal and that a gap of no more than 40 years is recommended.
The boy was placed with a foster family in another country, despite the couple's attempt to convince the agency of their suitability through parenting courses and medical reports.
The site reports that the child's parents cannot care for the nine-year-old and the mother has mental health difficulties.
Despite this and testimonies from the boy's GP, principal and a paediatrician who treated the child, he was still removed from his paternal grandparents' care.
Deputy McGrath said the elderly couple has been left "traumatised and utterly bewildered" at the development, which "shocked the local tight-knit community to its core".
He added: "This case is one the saddest that has ever crossed my desk in all my many years as a public representative.
"It represents a level of a state overreach into the heart of a loving family that cannot be overestimated.
"The grandparents, in their mid-60s, had made this little nine-year-old boy the heart and soul of their world since he came into their care as a four-year-old.
"He was cherished, well educated, well looked after; all of which was testified to by Consultants, his Principal, his local GP.
"Yet none of this was good enough for Tusla who in its infinite wisdom decided it was best to take the child from its distraught grandparents and place him in another country without any effective means of communication.
"This kind of action is a throwback to the kind of Ireland we all thought we were in the process of leaving behind.
"It is absolutely outrageous the way Tusla have treated this honest hard working family.
"To make matters worse Tusla have now informed us that they will be investigating themselves after a catalogue of poor case handling was criticised by the grandparents.
"I will be demanding that Minister Zappone remove this function from Tusla given how obviously inappropriate it is for a state agency to investigate its own actions.
"This family and this child need swift intervention that is guided by common sense and compassion, not by an incomprehensible adherence to bureaucratic box ticking exercises on Tusla’s part."

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