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(...)

A man accused of raping his daughter has launched a High Court action aimed at having childcare proceedings concerning his children adjourned until af(...)

Dublin District Family Court has granted an interim care order for a toddler after a domestic violence incident.  File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

An interim care order for a toddler, taken from his parents after his father broke his mother’s jaw, was granted at the Dublin District Family Court y(...)

A large GP practice, a hospice and patients with epilepsy will be among the first to trial the new individual health identifiers. Photograph: Thinkstock

Patients with epilepsy will be among the first to trial individual health identifiers, a unique number which will eventually be given to every person (...)

Gordon Jeyes, chief executive of Tusla, the Child and Family Agency. Photograph: Alan Betson

Changes to the State’s care system will result in payments to foster families ceasing where a young person is not involved in education or training o(...)

A Tusla report has found that some child protection managers are not satisfied that high-risk children can be kept safe. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Six out of 17 Tusla child protection area managers have said they are not satisfied that all children at highest risk in their areas can be kept safe(...)

 Gordon Jeyes, chief executive of Tusla. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A shortage of social workers at Tusla, the Child and Family Agency, is delaying about 5,000 cases, the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Health and Childr(...)

At the Dublin District Family Court, Judge Rosemary Horgan was told two of the children had missed 12 weeks of school since September. Photograph: Michaela Rehle/Reuters

Three children have been taken into the care of the Child and Family Agency after a social worker found there was little food in their home, no sheets(...)

As part of a review of the case, Judge Brendan Toale was  told that the boy said he refused to see his parents for a year because his former foster mother told him he would have a better life with her. Photograph: Michaela Rehle/Reuters

A boy in care who wrote his mother a “why I’m angry” letter has now said his former foster carer told him what to write, the Dublin District Family C(...)