Dublin District Family Court: judge Marie Quirke heard the infant’s mother was screaming and shouting at the door, was wearing her pyjamas and appeared “dishevelled”. Photograph: Stephen Collins

An emergency care order was granted yesterday for an infant whose parents refused to let a garda and social worker into their home. The infant (...)

 The Dublin District Family Court at Dolphin House, East Essex Street.  Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins

A father who claimed access to his son in care was reduced after the boy made allegations of malpractice against his care home, has been granted fortn(...)

A father who left his children in Ireland and returned to his home country may be pursued for criminal abandonment, the Dublin District Family Court w(...)

 Judge Colin Daly: said he wanted a plan B from the social worker on  the next occasion. Photograph: Collins/Courts

A teenager in care referred to a plastic surgeon last February to have a scar assessed for removal will be waiting another six months before she is al(...)

The judge granted an emergency care order to the Child and Family Agency after a teenager told a doctor in a hospital emergency unit she would harm herself if she was sent back home.

Children detained involuntarily in psychiatric units should have the same “checks and balances” as those afforded to adults, a judge at the Dublin Dis(...)

Judge Sinéad Ní Chulacháin granted a protection order, requiring the young man not to use violence against his mother or put her in fear of violence. She adjourned the ex-parte case – in which only one side is heard – to the new year when she will hear from both parties.

Five emergency domestic violence orders were granted by a judge at the Dublin District Family Court yesterday after violent incidents over the weekend(...)

Judge Colin Daly: said it was “an unnecessary trespass on her person that should be remedied”.  Photograph: Collins/Courts

The refusal of any orthodontist to remove braces from a child on the basis that they had not been paid is unethical, a spokesman for the Dental Counc(...)

 The Child and Family Agency: the agency has now received approval from management to pay the bill. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A teenager in the care of the Child and Family Agency has not had her braces removed because of a dispute over paying the orthodontist, the Dublin Di(...)

Court chambers: boy had discussion with Judge Brendan Toale.

A teenage boy in care, who had a series of foster placements that broke down over five years and a residential placement in which he was “deeply unha(...)

Three-quarters of abusers were male intimate partners, with 57 per cent current husbands or partners

The courts system dealing with domestic violence applications is “falling apart” and women are waiting four months for full barring orders, the head (...)

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