A case over alleged breaches of childcare regulations by Giraffe creche in Stepaside was struck out by the Dublin District Court yesterday after a judge ruled the Child and Family Agency did not have legal standing to bring the prosecution.

Prosecutions by the Child and Family Agency against creches over the welfare of children – as well as individuals accused of abusing young people – ha(...)

The Links Créche and Montessori Ltd, at Abington Wood, Swords Road, Malahide, Co Dublin, and its director Deirdre Kelly, from Saint Olaves, Kinsealy, Co Dublin are accused of breaking the Childcare Act and pre-school services regulations. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A Dublin crèche facing trial for breaking child protection laws following a RTÉ investigation has demanded 160 hours of video footage allegedly held b(...)

The judge said the family situation was ‘crying out’ for the involvement of the State. Photograph: Reuters

A woman who has been taking care of her nephew in her own home applied for guardianship of him yesterday at the District Family Court, telling the jud(...)

Alan Kelly:  described young people leaving care as a “key risk category” among those vulnerable to homelessness.

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly has directed that every local authority be reminded of their obligations to “meet the housing needs” of young(...)

The “Second Interim Report” from the Child Care Law Reporting Project monitored child care proceedings over an 11-month period to mid-July. Photograph: Getty Images

One of the most common reasons for the Child and Family Agency moving to take children into care is that their parents have a disability, a major r(...)

Flowers  at Ridge Hall, Ballybrack, Co Dublin,  where  two-year-old Hassan Khan died. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The death of two-year-old Hassan Khan, whose body was found in an apartment in south Dublin on Thursday evening, is being investigated by Tusla, th(...)

File photograph of Hassan Khan, whose body was found in a Dublin apartment on Thursday

Tusla, the Child and Family Agency, is “working to establish the facts” surrounding its involvement with the two year-old boy who was found dead in an(...)

The Links Creche, Abington, Malahide, Co Dublin. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Child and Family Agency has brought 24 charges in relation to a Dublin creche featured in an RTÉ investigative programme last year. The District C(...)

Maeve Lewis,  executive director of One in Four: “Many of these young men began offending as adolescents by downloading internet images of children being abused and then moved on to sexually harming children themselves.” Photograph: Aidan Crawley

There has been a marked rise in the number of young sex offenders attending for treatment at the One in Four service, according to its 2013 annual re(...)

Minister for Children James Reilly has been urged to address the lack of social workers in the State.  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

Minister for Children James Reilly has been urged to address the lack of social workers in the State. The Irish Times today reported that more than 9,(...)