The High Court this afternoon ordered the gardaí to apprehend a 16-year-old boy who had absconded from hospital, bring him back and remain with him un(...)

Mr Justice George Birmingham adjourned his decision on whether to allow the image to be released until Monday.

The Garda Commissioner has asked the High Court for permission to release to the media a photo of a teenage girl, found by them in a distressed state (...)

Child rapporteur  Geoffrey Shannon: “The question is whether sufficient efforts are being made to support families.”   Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The Health Service Executive initiated 20 per cent more childcare cases last year than it did in 2011, according to new data r(...)