“The teenager’s mother told Judge Dermot Simms that the father had “a religious way of going on”. Photograph: Alan Betson

A teenager has resisted access visits because his father was bringing him to Mass all the time, a mother told the Dublin District Family Court on Thur(...)

Judge Paula Murphy at Dublin District Family Court said the evidence in a case around breach of access was conflicting and she would not make a finding on it. File photograph:  iStockPhoto

A young girl refused to attend access with her father after photos were taken of her in a bra top and posted on social media, the girl’s mother told t(...)

It is possible to track the location of a phone using certain information, such as an email address and password, provided the phone’s location services are switched on.

A woman had to leave a domestic violence refuge after her husband tracked her there using the location of her phone, the Dublin District Family Court (...)

Family Court: The husband said he had not moved out of the house, he had been thrown out.

A judge at the Dublin District Family Court has refused barring orders for a husband and wife against each other. The wife denied she smashed a pictu(...)

Judge Gerard Furlong at the  Dublin District Family Court said he was formally warning a mother that her liberty was in jeopardy if she frustrated a court order on breaching an access order regarding her child. “I am very serious when I give you that warning: you are sailing close to the wind,” he said. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

A woman has claimed her young daughter was exhausted, stressed and slept for 15 hours after “assisting in the personal care” of her disabled father du(...)

A boy in the care of the Child and Family Agency, Tusla, may not be able to attend primary school if he is not supplied with a special needs assistant, Dublin District Family Court heard. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A boy in the care of the Child and Family Agency, Tusla, may not be able to attend primary school if he is not supplied with a special needs assistant(...)

Court-appointed guardian said the teenager had a “relatively difficult” experience in care. He had had no contact with his father and his mother was “ambivalent”.

Homelessness is a central fear for a teenager due to leave the care of the Child and Family Agency soon, Dublin District Family Court has been told. (...)

 Care order extended: judge advised father to accept any help on offer. Photograph: Vladimir Cetinski/Getty

A social worker at the Dublin District Family Court has said she feared the father of a child in care was going to assault her. In a hearing to exten(...)

The judge  made an order prohibiting publication of the case until the end of July. At that stage, it will be open to the DPP Claire Loftus (above) to apply for an extension of the order, should she deem it necessary

An application by the Director of Public Prosecutions to prevent publication of a report of childcare proceedings has been granted at the Dublin Distr(...)

Dublin District Family Court:  Child and Family Agency tells judge in  access application of nine-month waiting list for such reports. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins

A father has claimed his former partner deliberately made herself and their son homeless, so that she could get on a local authority housing waiting l(...)

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