Two headmasters gave evidence in the trial after a prosecution was brought by Tusla, the Child and Family Agency.  Photograph: Alan Betson /The Irish Times

A Dublin couple has been fined for failing to ensure their children went to school. One child missed 87 per cent of days in one year. After a two-day(...)

Chief Justice Susan Denham. “The report highlights a lack of availability of suitable and appropriate services for vulnerable parents.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Vulnerable parents must be provided with “appropriate supports” to break the “vicious cycle” of their children being taken into care, the Chie(...)

The Links Creche, Abington, Malahide, Co. Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A Dublin crèche that was charged with breaking childcare laws following allegations made in an RTÉ television investigation has been fined €1,000. Th(...)

Court entitled to adjudicate debtor a bankrupt notwithstanding that he had been adjudicated a bankrupt in foreign country In re Sean Dunne (a bankrupt(...)

The woman is facing prosecution by the Child and Family Agency (CFA) at Dublin District Court as a result of the high level of school days her child missed

Sentencing has been adjourned in the case of a mother who admitted she “put her head in the sand” while her 11-year-old child missed 133 school days i(...)

A mother could be fined up to €1,000 and jailed for a month after pleading guilty to breaking the Education (Welfare) Act for not complying with an official warning to ensure her child went to school. File photograph: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

A mother has appeared in court after her 11-year-old son missed 133 school days since September.The woman is being prosecuted by the Child and Family (...)

A Children’s Hearing took place in Scotland and ordered that the child reside in “any place of safety” away from the mother. File photograph: Collins

The High Court had no power to order that a British boy brought by his mother to Ireland should be returned to the care of the Scottish authorities wi(...)

The Links Creche and Montessori Ltd in Malahide, Co Dublin. The creche and its director Deirdre Kelly will go on trial charged with breaking childcare laws following allegations made in an RTÉ television documentary. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A Dublin creche owner will go on trial in September charged with breaking childcare laws in connection with allegations made in an RTÉ television docu(...)

A judge has granted a sentence reprieve for the parents of a girl who missed 381 days of school since 2012. File photograph: Thinkstockphoto

A judge has granted a sentence reprieve for the parents of a girl who has missed 381 days of school since 2012.Dublin District Court was told the girl(...)

Mr Justice Paul McDermott heard the teenager’s situation had worsened after she was admitted to a hostel and there had been evidence of self-harming. She had allegedly also been  smoking cannabis.

A 13-year-old teenage girl, who is “a danger to herself and others”, is waiting for a bed in a secure placement to become available, a High Court judg(...)

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