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# family-court-series - Friday 21 April, 2017

'You have come a long way': Court hears how mother turned life around to regain access to child
# Progress
# Progress

'You have come a long way': Court hears how mother turned life around to regain access to child

Apr 21st 2017, 6:05 AM 16,288 Views 0 Comments

The judge adjourned the case until October, when the mother and child’s progress will be seen.

# family-court-series - Thursday 20 April, 2017

Child remains in care after parents refuse to answer phone or turn up to court hearing
# Family Court
# Family Court

Child remains in care after parents refuse to answer phone or turn up to court hearing

Apr 20th 2017, 6:15 AM 22,384 Views 0 Comments

The family court heard that the family had living arrangements “unsuitable for a young child”.

# family-court-series - Wednesday 19 April, 2017

'It's an extremely Draconian act': Judge denies Tusla bid to place children into care
# Child Welfare
# Child Welfare

'It's an extremely Draconian act': Judge denies Tusla bid to place children into care

Apr 19th 2017, 6:05 AM 14,743 Views 0 Comments

“This court doesn’t operate on worries or concerns,” the judge said. “It operates on facts.”

# family-court-series - Tuesday 18 April, 2017

'I don't want waiting lists': Judge rules 'with a heavy heart' for kids to remain in foster care
# Court
# Court

'I don't want waiting lists': Judge rules 'with a heavy heart' for kids to remain in foster care

Apr 18th 2017, 12:05 AM 22,966 Views 0 Comments

The judge rejected an application to return the children home to their father.

# family-court-series - Tuesday 16 September, 2014

Judge: 'It is not very often I get to do this' - Two children returned to mother after three years in care
# Family Courts Series
# Family Courts Series

Judge: 'It is not very often I get to do this' - Two children returned to mother after three years in care

Sep 16th 2014, 10:55 PM 39,557 Views 27 Comments

TheJournal.ie spent a week observing cases in the Family Court.

'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'
# Family Courts Series
# Family Courts Series

'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'

Sep 16th 2014, 7:00 PM 9,766 Views 2 Comments

TheJournal.ie spent a week observing cases in the Family Court.

Child in residential care refuses to attend addiction services, Social Work Department says they can't force him
# Family Courts Series
# Family Courts Series

Child in residential care refuses to attend addiction services, Social Work Department says they can't force him

Sep 16th 2014, 6:29 PM 10,059 Views 27 Comments

TheJournal.ie spent a week observing cases in the Family Court.

Court told of 'serious implications' if child who has had 'multiple foster homes' is moved again
# Family Courts Series
# Family Courts Series

Court told of 'serious implications' if child who has had 'multiple foster homes' is moved again

Sep 16th 2014, 5:58 PM 7,930 Views 10 Comments

TheJournal.ie spent a week observing cases in the Family Court.

Boy in State care set duvet on fire in the middle of the room while he was still in it
# Family Courts Series
# Family Courts Series

Boy in State care set duvet on fire in the middle of the room while he was still in it

Sep 16th 2014, 4:45 PM 11,412 Views 10 Comments

TheJournal.ie spent a week observing cases in the Family Court.

Babies of homeless parents remain in State care, but father has made 'huge progress'
# Family Courts Series
# Family Courts Series

Babies of homeless parents remain in State care, but father has made 'huge progress'

Sep 16th 2014, 3:45 PM 10,122 Views 8 Comments

TheJournal.ie spent a week observing cases in the Family Court.

Toddler left alone in Direct Provision centre removed from mother, custody awarded to father
# Family Courts Series
# Family Courts Series

Toddler left alone in Direct Provision centre removed from mother, custody awarded to father

Sep 16th 2014, 1:10 PM 20,464 Views 11 Comments

TheJournal.ie spent a week observing cases in the Family Court.

# family-court-series - Monday 16 September, 2013

Children stay in care of the State as mother remains in prison
# Family Court
# Family Court

Children stay in care of the State as mother remains in prison

Sep 16th 2013, 6:29 AM 5,443 Views 0 Comments

TheJournal.ie spent a week observing cases in the Family Court.