Dublin District Family Court heard the boy was well cared for by the foster parents and presented as a happy child. Photograph: Alan Betson

Relative foster carers went “above and beyond” to take ill infant home from hospital

Judge’s direction part of an order granting primary care of two boys to their father on an interim basis. Photograph: Reuters

Judge says children should not have phones at night

Michael Noonan was diagnosed with sarcoma earlier this year. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Specialists will gather in Dublin for conference on rare cancer that affects up to 200 Irish people each year

Judge Brendan Toale heard at the Dublin District Family Court that the missing  teenager had fathered a child and was seeking access to the infant through the courts. Photograph: Frank Miller

Boy ‘discharged’ from unit after threatening and frightening elderly neighbour

 Swimmers ease their way into the icy waters at Forty Foot in Sandycove during the annual Christmas swim.  Its insurer is withdrawing its public liability cover. Photograph: Kate Geraghty/The Irish Times

Sandycove Bathers’ Association proposes ending maintenance of “Ulysses” bathing spot

Dublin District Family Court: judge Marie Quirke heard the infant’s mother was screaming and shouting at the door, was wearing her pyjamas and appeared “dishevelled”. Photograph: Stephen Collins

Baby’s clothes wet and nappy ‘bulging’, Dublin District Family Court hears

 The Dublin District Family Court at Dolphin House, East Essex Street.  Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins

Judge says psychologist’s report ‘so inexact’ it was impossible to rely on it

There were fewer than 27,000 properties listed to rent in Dublin in the first nine months of this year, compared to more than 47,000 in the same period in 2011.  Photograph: Frank Miller

Property website reports rent increase of 11 per cent on average

 Survivors of Symphysiotomy chairwoman Marie O’Connor: said the nature of a Government redress  scheme meant “the Government is not to blame, the State did no wrong, these operations were acceptable” because the scheme offered “no accountability, no truth and no justice”. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Patient Focus spokesman says it is a good scheme for women who do not want to go to court and just want to take the money and e(...)

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