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Ennis District Court heard it was the intention of the parents’ whose children had high school absentee records  to return to the UK in January.

A 13-year-old boy at the centre of a judge’s threat to jail his parents for Christmas has the learning capacity of a six-year-old due to chronic educa(...)

Norah Gibbons, chairwoman of Tusla, the Child and Family Agency: it could be hugely beneficial for children to meet their birth parents and “get an explanation” as to why they were in care. Photograph: Alan Betson

Adopted children must have the right to contact with their birth families, leading advocates for children’s rights have said. Among those making the(...)

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(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe at the announcement of Budget 2018 in Government Buildings, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Fears that a lobbying campaign by the property industry could derail the budget’s key revenue-raising measure prompted the Government to seek a Dáil v(...)

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Katherine Zappone: Challenge. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Tusla, the Child and Family Agency says it cannot “be precise” on how mandatory reporting of child abuse concerns, which comes into force on December (...)

The annual report from Tusla, the Child and Family Agency, shows there was a 9% increase in child protection referrals last year to 47,399.

Fewer than half of all registered “early years” services, for children under the age of seven, were inspected last year according to figures published(...)

Garda whistleblower Keith Harrison with his partner Marissa Simms: was transferred to Donegal town after revelation. Photograph: Leah Farrell/

A retired garda sergeant told the Charleton tribunal on Monday that the death of a colleague in the line of duty had “a devastating effect” on officer(...)

Jim Gibson, chief operations officer of Tusla, at the Charleton tribunal in Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

A senior Tusla executive has denied there was a cover-up after a false allegation of sexual abuse was placed in a file against Garda whistleblower Sgt(...)

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