Barry O’Donnell SC, for the Child and Family Agency, described the case as perplexing.

A man whose newborn son remains in interim care after being forcibly removed from his breastfeeding mother in a maternity hospital has argued the “dra(...)

Judges claimed almost €942,000 in expenses in the first six months of the year.

Judges claimed almost €942,000 in expenses in the first six months of the year, an increase of more than 20 per cent on the same time last year, new f(...)

Father said he was only interested in having a role in his children’s life. “They are what I get up for in the morning”

A father forced his children to “overexercise” and threatened to treat them like children in the film The Magdalene Sisters if they did not behave, a (...)

A clinical psychologist told a District Court child care hearing he was not surprised there would be no prosecution for sexual abuse, because the veracity of the child’s evidence had been undermined in garda interviews. File photograph: iStockPhoto

Seven men who allegedly sexually abused a child were not prosecuted because of the manner in which interviews with the child were carried out by garda(...)

After the child was taken into care, she spoke of having been sexually abused by men and recounted her mother’s violence.

A child who was allegedly sexual abused by seven men was removed from her home after gardaí found it was filthy and her mother was “extremely drunk”. (...)

Lawyers say criminal cases at the Central Criminal Court in Dublin, pictured, and throughout the country would be halted by the proposed  strikes by gardaí. Photograph: Collins Courts

It will be practically impossible for criminal cases to proceed if the strikes planned by gardaí go ahead, lawyers have warned. Civil cases, particul(...)

The judge asked for a psychologist’s report to help address custody and access. Photograph: Graham Hughes/Photocall Ireland.

A mother who lost custody of her children after moving them to another county and taking up a job there has had shared custody reinstated by a judge.I(...)

Applications to the District Court made under domestic violence legislation increased from 10,652 in 2011 to 12,655 in 2012. Photograph: David Cheskin/PA Wire

Applications to the courts for protection from domestic violence have risen by almost 20 per cent, according to figures releas(...)