There is a serious shortage of foster carers in Dublin, particularly in north Dublin city, according to Tusla, the Child and Family Agency. Photograph: Alan Betson

More than 6,500 children are in the care of the State, a 23 per cent increase on 2007, new figures from Tusla, the Child and Family Agency, show. (...)

The Child and Family Agency told the court it would go ahead with a plan to move two children in care to a new location.

The Child and Family Agency told the Dublin District Family Court yesterday it would go ahead with a plan to move two children in care to a new loc(...)

The judge at a District Family Court in the northwest heard yesterday that gardaí were called to the hospital after medical staff became concerned. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Child and Family Agency has been granted a 12-month care order for a young child who suffered severe burns on her hand from a pot of boiling water(...)

The Child and Family Agency which which sought the return of an 11-year-old boy  to England. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A mother became very upset at the Supreme Court yesterday after it ruled her son, said to be doing well in foster care here, must be returned to care (...)

Mother, who is heavily pregnant, claims her ex-partner punched her at a friend’s house last year

Fathers and mothers seeking access to their children were among cases heard at the Dublin Circuit Family Court yesterday.In a case before Judge Mary F(...)

Judge Marie Quirke was told an infant at the centre of an interim care order had older siblings in the care of the State for more than three years. Photograph: Graham Hughes/Photocall Ireland.

The Child and Family Agency has been given an interim care order at the Dublin District Family Court for an infant whose older siblings were physicall(...)

Child and Family Agency Tusla: Boy had been in the care of the agency on two previous occasions. Photograph: Alan Betson

An interim care order was granted at the Dublin District Family Court yesterday for a young boy who had been living in direct provision provided for (...)

Men and women spend the day dwelling on the perceived wrongs done to them and by the time they make it to the courtroom they are often tired, usually emotional and sometimes fit to burst.

People filled the seating areas, foyer and outside space at Bray District Court on Wednesday this week, all waiting for their cases. The difference fr(...)

A full care order for a girl who was sexually abused by her father was granted to the Child and Family Agency at Drogheda District Family Court

A full care order for a girl who was sexually abused by her father was granted to the Child and Family Agency at Drogheda District Family Court. Judge(...)

Taoiseach, Enda Kenny: “My Government colleagues and I are determined that such events will never happen again.” Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

and Taoiseach Enda Kenny yesterday apologised to the Roma families whose children were taken into care last year amid fears they had been abducted.“(...)