Brendan Toale

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A toddler found soaking wet in a park with her drunk and unconscious father has been taken into the care of the State, the Dublin District Family Court has heard.  File photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins

A toddler found soaking wet in a park with her drunk and unconscious father has been taken into the care of the State. The Dublin District Family Cou(...)

The principal of the child’s school said the girl was capable, with good attendance, but had very poor self-esteem. File photograph: Getty Images

A girl who suffered hallucinations and nightmares involving a fictional internet character had a supervision order made for her at the Dublin District(...)

Judge Brendan Toale: made his ruling last week, and included an order preventing reporting of the case for seven days. Photograph: Collins Courts

A judge at Dublin District Family Court who found there was “reasonable cause to believe” a child had been sexually abused, has refused an application(...)

A boy in the care of the Child and Family Agency, Tusla, may not be able to attend primary school if he is not supplied with a special needs assistant, Dublin District Family Court heard. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A boy in the care of the Child and Family Agency, Tusla, may not be able to attend primary school if he is not supplied with a special needs assistant(...)

A garda said he visited the toddler’s home with social workers from Tusla  last month. He found the toddler in dirty clothes and with greasy hair, sitting on the floor with toys everywhere. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A toddler taken into emergency care last month was returned to her mother last night after the Child and Family Agency withdrew an application for an (...)

Court-appointed guardian said the teenager had a “relatively difficult” experience in care. He had had no contact with his father and his mother was “ambivalent”.

Homelessness is a central fear for a teenager due to leave the care of the Child and Family Agency soon, Dublin District Family Court has been told. (...)

 Care order extended: judge advised father to accept any help on offer. Photograph: Vladimir Cetinski/Getty

A social worker at the Dublin District Family Court has said she feared the father of a child in care was going to assault her. In a hearing to exten(...)

The judge  made an order prohibiting publication of the case until the end of July. At that stage, it will be open to the DPP Claire Loftus (above) to apply for an extension of the order, should she deem it necessary

An application by the Director of Public Prosecutions to prevent publication of a report of childcare proceedings has been granted at the Dublin Distr(...)

As part of a review of the case, Judge Brendan Toale was  told that the boy said he refused to see his parents for a year because his former foster mother told him he would have a better life with her. Photograph: Michaela Rehle/Reuters

A boy in care who wrote his mother a “why I’m angry” letter has now said his former foster carer told him what to write, the Dublin District Family C(...)

The Dublin District Family Court has heard a social worker and court-appointed guardian said two  children in interim care should be allowed to take a holiday with their foster carers. They were looking forward to it and were very excited. File photograph: Getty Images

Two young children in interim care are to be allowed to travel abroad on holiday with their foster carers after a judge at the Dublin District Family (...)

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