Dublin District Family Court. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins

A toddler, left in the care of an alcoholic man by his mother for 24 hours, will remain in State care for at least another month, a judge at the Dubli(...)

The youth’s social worker told the court that he  had suffered a “huge loss” and was “really struggling”, coping by “walking the streets at night”. Photograph: Getty Images

Issues surrounding accommodation for a teenager in care, who lost his placement due to a fire, amounted to a “Mexican stand-off”, a judge at the Dubli(...)

After deliberating for 25 minutes the judge ruled against the father. Photograph: Getty Images

A hearing to have two children kept in the care of the State until they are 18 can go ahead before their father’s criminal trial for the alleged rape (...)

Judge Brendan Toale said there was a possibility when the boy was first taken into care that his habitual residence may not have been in this jurisdiction. He said he would hold an inquiry into it. Photograph: Getty Images

A judge has ordered an inquiry into whether a teenage boy, missing in care for almost four months and believed to be in Britain, should have been in c(...)

The court heard that the boy does not cope well with residential units or with people “coming and going from his life” and cannot continue to be moved from placement to placement. Photograph: Getty Images

A teenager in care with more than 20 criminal charges against him is living in a homeless hostel, the Dublin District Family Court has heard.The charg(...)

The Child and Family Agency, Tusla, is to examine whether the foster family of a boy in care who has mental health difficulties can retain their foster allowance payment after the boy turns 18

The Child and Family Agency, Tusla, is to examine whether the foster family of a boy in care who has mental health difficulties can retain their foste(...)

The court heard that the man’s other children had also been taken into care due to allegations of abuse and neglect. Photograph: Michaela Rehle/Reuters

The father of an infant taken into care last year by the Child and Family Agency yesterday threatened to take his child back during a hearing at th(...)

The parents of a young teenager in care have refused to engage with the Child and Family Agency until their child undergoes an “invasive” test to see if she has been sexually active, the Dublin District Family Court has heard. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The parents of a young teenager in care have refused to engage with the Child and Family Agency until their child undergoes an “invasive” test to see (...)

 Dublin District Family Court: Judge Brendan Toale said while reading the girl’s text messages might seem “a minor issue”, it could undermine her placement in the unit. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins

A teenager in a residential care unit was entitled to “a degree of privacy” and it was not necessary for staff to examine her text messages without di(...)

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(...)