And He Was Only 2.4 Years Fronting Tusla


Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Dr. Katherine Zappone TD and CEO of Tusla Fred McBride at a press briefing in Government Buildings for the Department of Children and Youth Affairs in relation to Budget 2018 last November

This afternoon.

The Board of Tusla has today been informed of the decision by its CEO Fred Mc Bride to step down from his role and to depart the organisation at the end of September, 2018.

In a communication issued to staff this afternoon, the Deputy Chair of the Board, Mr Rory O’Ferrall said they had accepted with regret Mr Mc Bride’s decision and thanked him sincerely for his contribution to the organisation…

He added that while operating against a very challenging backdrop, it was widely recognised that Mr Mc Bride and his team had also presided over a period of considerable reform in which several important milestones has been reached in the advancement of child protection, welfare and support services for families in Ireland….

Mr Mc Bride acknowledged the work done by the 4000 staff within Tusla.

He said: “I want to acknowledge the hard working staff of Tusla and their unstinting commitment in the delivery of child and family support services nationally. I also want to thank the members of the Tusla Board for their ongoing support of the entire management team throughout some very challenging periods of my tenure, and to acknowledge in particular the Chair of the Board, Norah Gibbons at this time.”

A Statement from Tusla this afternoon following the stepping down of Fred McBride. who became CEO in February 2016 replacing this guy.

Disclosures Tribunal-related?

We may never know.

More as we get it.


Previously: Tusla on Broadsheet


31 thoughts on “And He Was Only 2.4 Years Fronting Tusla

    1. Dhaughton99

      I done some computer work for a few days last year in a Tusla office. It was a shock to listen to the social workers ringing children to ask if they got breakfast this morning and if they went to school and telling parents to get out of bed because they needed to look for places to live.

    2. the bottler

      agree entirely….. they are unaccountable. Question their performance and you are a bully!.

  1. Et Tusla, Brute?

    We know what they do. Read up on the McCabe case.

    As for K Zapppone? Had there ever been an Irish politician/campaign hero to squander public goodwill and energy for change so fast?

    She’s DOA at the next election IMO.

      1. millie st murderlark

        The sun is shining, the tank is clean, and ollie finally showed his positive side.

        Wins all round I say.

        1. Papi

          Also, do you actually own a tank? Like, bang bang, rumble rumble?
          Cos that would be awesome cool.

          1. millie st murderlark

            And of course the bar is open. What else would I do of a sunny Friday morning anyways?

          1. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

            Oi! Not proximity. UP, I said. Proximity is near. That’s not the violent gesture I was imagining.

          2. Brother Barnabas

            that’s safe sex, innit

            “see this, millie… oh yeah, well, i’m going to put it very close to your vagina”

          3. Janet, I ate my avatar

            I’m only here for the snowballs,
            although trying to clean up my act and not actively participate
            the vicariously touched snowball isnea bad

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