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(...)

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(...)