Gareth Noble

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The family law division of the District Court was one of the last jurisdictions to introduce remote hearings. Photograph: Alan Betson

Family law practitioners have raised concerns that virtual childcare hearings will result in aggrieved parents uploading footage of cases to the inter(...)

Children were being ‘subjected to voluntary consent for significant periods of time’. Photograph: Alan Betson

Temporary measures to take children into State care without a court order have been found in some cases to have been used indefinitely by Tusla, the c(...)

A crowd of supporters surround John Waters and Gemma O’Doherty outside the Four Courts following their High Court action. Photograph: Collins Courts

Questions have been raised about the enforcement of Covid-19 restrictions after a Debenhams workers’ protest was broken up by gardaí, while a gatherin(...)

Garda checkpoint  in the Phoenix Park due to Covid-19: we are moving towards hard paternalism. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Until now the State has been employing what behavioural scientists call “soft paternalism” in its approach to coronavirus – urging rather than orderin(...)

Oberstown Children Detention Campus:  Visits take place only in “exceptional circumstances” to prevent Covid-19 spreading. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Almost all visits to children in residential care and detention facilities have been suspended as a result of the coronavirus crisis, including visits(...)

Ana Kriégel. Photograph courtesy of family.

We know a huge amount about what happened to Ana Kriégel on May 14th, 2018, both before and during her murder by two 13-year-old boys. CCTV footage m(...)

Mr Justice  Charleton  didn’t hold back in his opinion of Tusla’s filing system. In fact, it could not be dignified by calling it a system, he said. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Buried within the 406 pages and 230,000 words of the Disclosures Tribunal report is a section called “Measuring the Pressure”, which describes a syste(...)

Chief executive of Barnardos Fergus Finlay: Too many children were  “automatically granted, on the day of their birth, the right to stand in queues for services that never came”.  Photograph: Dave Meehan

Ireland’s rate of child homelessness, which has risen by 287 per cent in three years, is unmatched anywhere in Europe, the Irish Society for the Preve(...)

The behaviour of members of An Garda Síochána is in focus at the moment. Trust in policing has been damaged by a number of controversies. Children in the inner city were ahead of the curve on this distrust. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Every day in parts of Dublin, teenagers are searched and talked to by gardaí as though they are adult criminals. I see this occasionally as I walk thr(...)

Tomás Heneghan: said he was cautiously optimistic about the new Government policy.  File photograph: Collins Courts

The Minister for Health’s decision to end the permanent prohibition on blood donations by gay men has lead to a man withdrawing his High Court challen(...)

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