Tusla’s social worker said the agency had visited the family many times and the foster child was “very settled and happy”.

The Catholic parents of a child in foster care would not consent to her attending a Church of Ireland school, the latest issue of the Child Care Law R(...)

It is 24 years since the Law Reform Commission first proposed the establishment of a Family Court division within our court system, and the proposal has been repeated since by judges, lawyers and all those at the coal-face of the family law system. File photograph: Dave Meehan

Ireland is one of the only developed countries that does not have a specialist court dealing with family matters, including authorising the State to r(...)

‘The first 12 months of a child’s life is a particularly vulnerable time in terms of both of physical and psychological development.’ Photograph: iStock

Tusla, the Child and Family Agency, obtained more emergency care orders for babies aged less than 12 months old than for any other age category among (...)

 Arising out of the woman’s refusal to comply with orders granting the receiver possession of the property she was jailed for contempt last May. She was released from Mountjoy Prison in late August after giving undertakings she and her children would vacate the property.

A woman and her former partner have broken back into and re-occupied their former south Dublin residence, forcing the new owner and his tenants onto t(...)

The High Court has heard the parents had not opposed their several other children being taken into care over concerns of neglect, domestic violence and the mother’s mental health. File Photograph:  Collins Courts.

A day old baby boy was forcibly removed from his mother at a maternity hospital due to “great concern” he was at serious risk of injury or possible de(...)

Barry O’Donnell SC, for the Child and Family Agency, described the case as perplexing.

A man whose newborn son remains in interim care after being forcibly removed from his breastfeeding mother in a maternity hospital has argued the “dra(...)

The grandmother has brought proceedings seeking orders compelling Tusla, the Child and Family Agency, to apply to have the children placed in the grandmother’s permanent care.

A grandmother is seeking to be made the permanent carer of her three grandchildren over fears for their safety if they are returned to their mother. (...)

During the first quarter of 2017 there were 69 people in the Oberstown facility in north Dublin, all of them males aged 13-18.

More than half of the children detained in the State’s youth detention facility at the start of last year had lost one or both parents. During the fi(...)

A Garda told the court she told the mother her son was in an ambulance and ‘he was freaking out’, but she  ‘basically refused to come with us’.

A mother hit her young son on the head and body with a cricket bat when he didn’t tidy up his bedroom, a court has has been told. At a Family Law Cou(...)

Boy’s parents could be fined up to €1,000 and jailed for a month if convicted of breaking the Education (Welfare) Act.

A father and mother could face a jail sentence and a fine after a judge heard their child missed at least 243 days of primary school over a three-year(...)

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