Photograph: The judge was told the girl’s name would be placed on the “child protection register”. Photograph: Reuters

The Child and Family Agency has withdrawn an application to extend an interim care order for a teenager with whom they were “achieving nothing”.The gi(...)

A Dublin District Family Court judge has appointed a guardian for the mother of a child in State care after hearing that the woman did not have the ca(...)

A judge has directed the Child and Family Agency to find suitable therapeutic services for a young teenager who has requested counselling since Octobe(...)

The mother of a child in State care has successfully prevented the Child and Family Agency from reducing her access to her son.The agency wanted to re(...)

A father who left his children in Ireland and returned to his home country may be pursued for criminal abandonment, the Dublin District Family Court w(...)

 Judge Colin Daly: said he wanted a plan B from the social worker on  the next occasion. Photograph: Collins/Courts

A teenager in care referred to a plastic surgeon last February to have a scar assessed for removal will be waiting another six months before she is al(...)

Judge Colin Daly: said it was “an unnecessary trespass on her person that should be remedied”.  Photograph: Collins/Courts

The refusal of any orthodontist to remove braces from a child on the basis that they had not been paid is unethical, a spokesman for the Dental Counc(...)

 The Child and Family Agency: the agency has now received approval from management to pay the bill. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A teenager in the care of the Child and Family Agency has not had her braces removed because of a dispute over paying the orthodontist, the Dublin Di(...)

Court chambers: boy had discussion with Judge Brendan Toale.

A teenage boy in care, who had a series of foster placements that broke down over five years and a residential placement in which he was “deeply unha(...)

Judge Colin Daly, at the Family Court, appointed a guardian to the two unaccompanied siblings.  Photograph: Graham Hughes/Photocall Ireland

Two teenagers were taken into care yesterday at the Dublin District Family Court after telling social workers their village was burnt down by an “Isla(...)

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