The court heard that the man’s other children had also been taken into care due to allegations of abuse and neglect. Photograph: Michaela Rehle/Reuters

The father of an infant taken into care last year by the Child and Family Agency yesterday threatened to take his child back during a hearing at th(...)

The parents of a young teenager in care have refused to engage with the Child and Family Agency until their child undergoes an “invasive” test to see if she has been sexually active, the Dublin District Family Court has heard. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The parents of a young teenager in care have refused to engage with the Child and Family Agency until their child undergoes an “invasive” test to see (...)

A woman told Judge Gearty her husband  had threatened to kill her via Facebook after she obtained a protection order against him. Photograph: Graham Hughes/Photocall Ireland

A domestic violence order was granted at the Dublin District Family Court yesterday against a man who allegedly beat his wife because she had not cook(...)

 Dublin District Family Court: Judge Brendan Toale said while reading the girl’s text messages might seem “a minor issue”, it could undermine her placement in the unit. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins

A teenager in a residential care unit was entitled to “a degree of privacy” and it was not necessary for staff to examine her text messages without di(...)

A Dublin District Family Court judge has appointed a guardian for the mother of a child in State care after hearing that the woman did not have the ca(...)

A judge has directed the Child and Family Agency to find suitable therapeutic services for a young teenager who has requested counselling since Octobe(...)

The woman said that after hacking her email and finding out she had been having an affair, her partner chased her around the house, punching and hitting her. Photograph: Collins

A woman has been granted a barring order against her partner after the Dublin District Family Court was told he hit her with his vehicle a week before(...)

Family Court: Judge Sinéad Ní Chúlacháin heard a 30-week-pregnant woman was woken  by her husband who then pushed her into the living room and ordered her to undress. Photograph:  Stephen Collins

Three pregnant women were among applicants at the Dublin District Family Court yesterday who experienced domestic violence over Christmas. One woman, (...)

The mother of a child in State care has successfully prevented the Child and Family Agency from reducing her access to her son.The agency wanted to re(...)

Judge Brendan Toale heard at the Dublin District Family Court that the missing  teenager had fathered a child and was seeking access to the infant through the courts. Photograph: Frank Miller

A teenager in the care of the State has been missing since last week, the Dublin District Family Court has been told.The boy was put out of his most r(...)

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