Shane O’Connor (17) whose body was found on Friday. Photograph: Sinéad O’Connor/Twitter

The death of a teenage son of singer Sinéad O’Connor and musician Donal Lunny, a day after he left Tallaght hospital, will be referred to the Nat(...)

In his ruling, the judge said the in-camera ruling in childcare matters shields the public at large from such cases and also ‘shrouds in secrecy’ the ‘often heroic efforts’ of the Child and Family Agency. File photograph: Getty

A judge’s concern about “no room at the inn” for a vulnerable autistic boy with serious behavioural problems led to him subpoenaing the secretary gene(...)

The judge approved the the application as in the boy’s best interests. File photograph: Getty

A High Court judge has criticised the “system failure” that led to an 11th-hour adoption application and caused stress and upset to a teenager’s birth(...)

A Tusla social worker said that there would be less upheaval for the boy if he attended the school of their choice. Photograph: Alan Betson

A judge has rejected a mother’s request for her son attend the primary school of her choice. The boy is due to start primary school next week and at (...)

‘Parents are under tremendous pressure ... with Playstations and video games and whatever, that will sometimes take over,’ said Judge Anthony Halpin

Two teenage truants whose mother faced a possible jail sentence because they missed “chunks” of school have agreed to a change of rules about their Pl(...)

The court heard the girl has been the victim of two serious sexual assaults by older men. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Child and Family Agency (CFA) has secured a temporary respite placement for a teenage girl who had been staying at a hostel which the High Court h(...)

The girl told the High Court she wanted the adoption to go through.

A High Court judge has cleared the way for a teenage girl abandoned by her birth mother to be legally adopted by her foster parents. Mr Justice John (...)

The High court found the proceedings were inadmissible because the foster mother brought her action outside of the three month period legally allowed to have the Child and Family Agency’s  actions judicially reviewed.

A woman has lost her High Court challenge over the manner in which the Child and Family Agency removed a child she was fostering from her care. In hi(...)

Ms Justice Leonie Reynolds has directed that her judgment outlining her concerns at the lack of placements for vulnerable children should be provided to the Department of Health so the issues can be drawn to the “urgent attention” of the Minister.

A High Court judge has said it is “alarming” and “incomprehensible”, given “unprecedented” demand for special care places for vulnerable children, tha(...)

The woman claims the forcible removal earlier this month of the day-old infant, breaches their personal and family rights under the Constitution and European Convention on Human Rights.  Photograph: Collins Courts.

A breastfeeding mother said she experienced “torture” when social workers and gardaí entered her hospital room and forcibly removed her newborn child,(...)

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