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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(...)

In Galway city all family law cases were held on the same day with criminal cases in other courts in the courthouse.

Childcare cases are being heard in overcrowded and “severely overworked” courts alongside criminal cases, in sometimes dilapidated courthouses without(...)

Homelessness has emerged as a factor keeping some children in the care of the State as judges are reluctant to send a child back to a parent who has n(...)

Mourners at the funeral of Eileen Battersby in Drogheda at St Peter’s Church, Drogheda, Co Louth.  Photograph: Donall Farmer

Literary critic, author and journalist Eileen Battersby was a “brilliant”, “beguiling”, “beautiful”, “courageous”, “dynamic” romantic who lived by her(...)

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It is “inevitable” there will eventually be a “car crash” where a suitable care place could not be found for a disturbed young person, the High Court (...)

The report examines ten “lengthy and complex” cases which “illustrate the difficulties in reconciling” the system of law with the child protection process. Photograph: iStock

Lack of co-operation between gardaí and social workers and inadequate supports for many district courts are contributing to child protection cases tak(...)

‘State institutions have been slow to put in place the necessary policies and structures to protect victims of child abuse.’ File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

After almost 20 years of commissions of inquiry and of extensive media coverage, it cannot be said by now that there is little awareness among the pub(...)

The project publishes regular reports from the courts making orders under the Child Care Act. Photograph: iStock

Cases involving two children allegedly sexually abused by 11 named individuals in the presence of their parents are included in the latest volume from(...)

A teenage boy who is ‘too dangerous’ for care in Ireland remains without a secure placement, according to a report published on Monday. File photograph: Getty Images/Vetta

A teenage boy who is “too dangerous” for care in Ireland remains without a secure placement, according to a report published on Monday. The case, de(...)

“Certain child-protection matters are very complex indeed and require considerable resources.” Photograph: iStock

Protracted child-protection cases, involving disagreements between State agencies as well as difficulties securing services for troubled teenagers, ar(...)

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