Tusla - Ireland's Child & Family Agency

Tusla Statement on the Death of the Agency’s Founding Chairperson Norah Gibbons

Tusla wishes to offer its condolences to the family and friends of our founding Chairperson Norah Gibbons, who passed away yesterday. Norah was a tireless advocate for the rights of children, who inspired so many around her. Our thoughts are with her family and friends at this time.

Bernard Gloster, Chief Executive, Tusla said: “Today we remember Norah Gibbons for her long and outstanding contribution to public life on many important issues, including tirelessly advocating for vulnerable children, young people, and the most vulnerable in our society. May she rest in peace.”

Among Norah’s many achievements were:

  • Member of the Commission to Inquire into Child abuse 2000-2009.
  • Chaired the Confidential Committee of the Commission from 2000 to 2005, and the Roscommon Child Abuse Inquiry in 2009.
  • Director of Advocacy of Barnardos from 2005 to 2012.
  • A member of the Taskforce on the Establishment of the Child and Family Agency.
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