Tusla said all children with the greatest need were effectively identified by the service but  accepted there were areas which required improvement. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Many vulnerable children at risk of harm in the Cork area did not have access to social workers or vital supports, an investigation into social servic(...)

Oberstown is the setting for a new child detention campus which will accommodate teenage offenders who until recently have been placed in St Patrick’s Institution, a wing of Mountjoy Prison. Photograph: The Irish Times

Inspectors have raised concern that young people in a State-run child detention school are being routinely isolated in locked rooms to help manage dis(...)

Judge John O’Connor said the boy could not attend because he had been recently moved to a different care home

A 14-year-old boy facing trial over an alleged mugging is moving to a special care unit after he took a cocktail of drugs and “drank himself to oblivi(...)

Photograph: The judge was told the girl’s name would be placed on the “child protection register”. Photograph: Reuters

The Child and Family Agency has withdrawn an application to extend an interim care order for a teenager with whom they were “achieving nothing”.The gi(...)

A Dublin District Family Court judge has appointed a guardian for the mother of a child in State care after hearing that the woman did not have the ca(...)

A judge has directed the Child and Family Agency to find suitable therapeutic services for a young teenager who has requested counselling since Octobe(...)

The case is one of 26 childcare cases due for publication, bringing to 101 the number published by the Child Care Law Reporting Project. Photograph: Getty Images/Comstock Images

Two children were ordered to be returned to their parents after years in interim care and “inordinate, inexcusable and entirely unacceptable” delays i(...)

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(...)

The mother of a child in State care has successfully prevented the Child and Family Agency from reducing her access to her son.The agency wanted to re(...)

Gordon Jeyes, chief executive of the Child and Family Agency/Tusla, said an additional €45 million was required next year just to keep services at a standstill. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Department of Health has privately lobbied for staffing numbers at the Child and Family Agency to be cut, internal documents show. Staff tr(...)