A teenage boy who is ‘too dangerous’ for care in Ireland remains without a secure placement, according to a report published on Monday. File photograph: Getty Images/Vetta

A teenage boy who is “too dangerous” for care in Ireland remains without a secure placement, according to a report published on Monday. The case, de(...)

The judge noted the allegations of violence against the teen had yet to be proven.

The High Court has made orders allowing Tusla, the Child and Family Agency to place a teenage boy accused of participating in the rape of his sister (...)

Ms Justice Mary Faherty ruled the District Court must reconsider its refusal to pay the legal costs incurred by her lawyers after they continued to work for her for free, resulting in the Child and Family Agency   withdrawing its application to put the baby in care.

A homeless mother who successfully fought an attempt to take her newborn baby into care was wrongly refused her legal costs because the State’s legal (...)

One of the man’s daughters alleged she bore a child by him and other grandchildren of his were the children of her sisters.

A man who opposed interim care orders for three children has lost a High Court challenge to refusals to give him legal costs of the care proceedings. (...)

The mother said her daughter had told her she was booked to get married on July 23rd next in the UK, the day she celebrates her 16th birthday.

A 15-year-old Co Clare girl has left school and her home to get married to a “young lad” in Britain, a court was told yesterday. The girl’s mother t(...)

Fred McBride chief executive of Tusla says ‘blame’ discourse is affecting social workers.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

A growing “blame” culture against Tusla, the Child and Family Agency, is affecting child-protection work, making it more difficult to retain staff and(...)

“Certain child-protection matters are very complex indeed and require considerable resources.” Photograph: iStock

Protracted child-protection cases, involving disagreements between State agencies as well as difficulties securing services for troubled teenagers, ar(...)

Last week Ms Justice Bronagh O’Hanlon suggested it would make “a lot more sense” for the HSE to continue funding the young man’s placement in the British unit than fund a legal team to oppose the plan

A young man with severe autism is to remain in a specialist unit in Britain until next year after the HSE reversed a plan to return him to Ireland. (...)

HSE has funded autistic man’s care in UK at cost of £170,000 (€203,580) a year.

Returning a severely autistic young man from a British specialist unit to Ireland for a second time without an adequate aftercare plan would be “catas(...)

“In essence, X has been a victim of child physical and sexual abuse, but had very little knowledge of how to process that information or be aware of (...)

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