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Minister for Children Roderic O’Gorman has published legislation that will allow adopted people access to their full birth certificate and other information for the first time. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Potentially thousands of people who were the subject of illegal adoptions will have rights of inheritance from both their birth parents and the people(...)

 Minister for Children Roderic O’Gorman said the tracing service would be ready at the end of the three-month period public awareness campaign period and that he believed it would be open this year. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

A new national tracing service for adopted people or parents seeking contact is expected to be up and running this year. Minister for Children Roderi(...)

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(...)

The High Court has made orders continuing the detention of a 12-year-old boy, whose behaviour was putting his life at risk, at a special secure unit f(...)

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 man denied forcing himself sexually on the woman or physical assaulting her.

A woman has been granted a three year barring order against her partner after alleging he raped and physically assaulted her, including throttling her(...)

Bernard Gloster, chief executive of Tusla. Photograph: Tom Honan

Tusla, the Child and Family Agency, has criticised social media companies, particularly Twitter, for allowing their platforms to be used for the haras(...)

The boy’s care team had been concerned that he would act out violently before or during the international transfer, which was the reason for keeping secret the motivation of the trip.

A team of social workers had to deceive a high-risk teenage boy into believing he was going on holiday in order to safely transfer him to a new crisis(...)

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 (...)

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