The young teenager, who came into care more than four months ago, has been living with a foster family in Ireland. Photograph: Reuters

A judge at the Dublin District Family Court has granted an interim care order for a boy in foster care who has “never unpacked his suitcases”.Judge Br(...)

Previously described by the Child and Family Agency (Tusla) as “the loneliest girl in the world” because of her lack of family, the teenager was distressed because she was aware she could not stay in her current placement, but did not know when or where she would be moved. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A teenager in State care living in an “inappropriate residential unit” has been waiting since October to hear whether approval will be given to fund h(...)

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

A teenager in the care of the State has been missing since last week, the Dublin District Family Court has been told.The boy was put out of his most r(...)

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

A father who claimed access to his son in care was reduced after the boy made allegations of malpractice against his care home, has been granted fortn(...)

A father  told Judge Brendan Toale at the Dublin District Family Court his son “never had problems” with access visits, but when he started reporting on events at the care home, the agency sought to reduce visits

A father has alleged that since his son who is in care made allegations of malpractice against the residential unit in which he lives, the Child and F(...)

The judge granted an emergency care order to the Child and Family Agency after a teenager told a doctor in a hospital emergency unit she would harm herself if she was sent back home.

Children detained involuntarily in psychiatric units should have the same “checks and balances” as those afforded to adults, a judge at the Dublin Dis(...)

Court chambers: boy had discussion with Judge Brendan Toale.

A teenage boy in care, who had a series of foster placements that broke down over five years and a residential placement in which he was “deeply unha(...)

Child and Family Agency Tusla: Boy had been in the care of the agency on two previous occasions. Photograph: Alan Betson

An interim care order was granted at the Dublin District Family Court yesterday for a young boy who had been living in direct provision provided for (...)

Judge Brendan Toale directed that specialist private therapy for a recovering alcoholic who hopes to be reunited with her children should be funded by the Child and Family Agency. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Two children in the care of the State will be allowed to travel out of the country on a summer holiday with their foster carers without the permissio(...)

 The Child and Family Agency: mother said  said additional services it brought have made a “huge difference” to her child’s life. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A mother of a special needs child has welcomed continued supervision by the Child and Family Agency because the additional services it brought have ma(...)