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# family court series

All time
'You have come a long way': Court hears how mother turned life around to regain access to child
Child remains in care after parents refuse to answer phone or turn up to court hearing
'It's an extremely Draconian act': Judge denies Tusla bid to place children into care
'I don't want waiting lists': Judge rules 'with a heavy heart' for kids to remain in foster care
Judge: 'It is not very often I get to do this' - Two children returned to mother after three years in care
'I feel if I do cry here, I’m seen not to be capable and if I don’t cry I look like I have a heart of stone'
Child in residential care refuses to attend addiction services, Social Work Department says they can't force him
Court told of 'serious implications' if child who has had 'multiple foster homes' is moved again
Boy in State care set duvet on fire in the middle of the room while he was still in it
Babies of homeless parents remain in State care, but father has made 'huge progress'
Toddler left alone in Direct Provision centre removed from mother, custody awarded to father
Children stay in care of the State as mother remains in prison