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The majority of calls to the CRA’s helpline came from children and their parents who feel the opinions of young people are not being taken into account in family law proceedings, according to chief executive Tanya Ward. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill/THE IRISH TIMES

Irish children are being ‘pushed out of a family law system that is crying out for reform’ and where young people’s voices are not heard, according to(...)

Forty-seven reports based on orders made under the Child Care Act are being published by the Child Care Law Reporting Project on its website on Monday. Photograph: iStock

A child in care had nowhere to go after a placement in a private facility broke down on the eve of a bank holiday because of financial issues with the(...)

Tusla, the State’s child and family agency, strongly advises parents not to take children out of school for holidays during the school year. Photograph: iStock

It’s almost summer and the cost of taking a holiday is set to soar. For many parents, there’s a dilemma: do you skip school early to take advantage of(...)

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 (...)

A detective told the court    the images were of the most serious Category 1 type.

A 34-year-old man was found with over 2,000 child porn images at his home in Cork city while he was working for the Child and Family Agency, Tusla, a (...)

‘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(...)

Geoffrey  Shannon said more is required in domestic violence legislation to take into account the impact of such violence in households on children.  File photograph: iStock

Children should be given powers to make their own court applications relating to issues of domestic violence without having to rely on their parents, (...)

A High Court judge has overturned an emergency care order under which a day-old baby was forcibly removed from his mother at a maternity hospital due (...)

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(...)

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