A couple who won €500,000 in the lottery split up after the money ran out, a court has heard. File photograph: Philip Sears/Reuters

A couple who won €500,000 in the lottery split up after the money ran out, a family District Court in the northwest has heard. The woman, who was not(...)

  James Reilly: looking at options for guardians in child care cases. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

A new body, to run a service providing court-appointed guardians in child care cases, is under consideration by Minister for Children James Reilly. (...)

Couple’s case against Tusla raises serious and ‘very important’ issues, says judge. Photograph: Alan Betson

A High Court judge has recommended the Child and Family Agency allow a young couple have a visit with their newborn baby, who is in care, on Christma(...)

The High Court will rule at a later date if it will permit a GAA coach to bring proceedings aimed at quashing a finding by the Child and Family Agency he represents a risk to children.

The High Court will rule at a later date if it will permit a GAA coach to bring proceedings aimed at quashing a finding by the Child and Family Agency(...)

Child Care Law Report

It is just three years since childcare court proceedings were opened to public scrutiny through a new initiative, the Child Care Law Reporting Project(...)

The report said it was notable that the three young people who died whilst in care all died from suicide. Photograph: Thinkstock

The deaths of children while in the care of the State were not “related directly to the quality of the service that they received from Tusla”, (...)

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Dr James Reilly. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The school completion programme is more complex than the schools themselves, Minister for Children Dr James Reilly has told the Dáil. “It also involve(...)

Dublin District Family Court in Dublin. File photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins

A family of young children were taken into the care of the Child and Family Agency yesterday after the judge heard allegations of emotional abuse and (...)

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 (...)

The judge extended the interim care order pending DNA results to identify paternity. Photograph: Getty Images

Two children have been taken into care after a mother made claims of incest against the alleged “grandfather” they were living with. A District Famil(...)