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#Family Courts

# family-courts - Monday 6 July, 2020

Our family law courts are not fit for purpose and we owe it to children to address this now
# Opinion
# Opinion

Our family law courts are not fit for purpose and we owe it to children to address this now

Jul 6th 2020, 7:00 AM 19,748 Views 25 Comments

CEO of One Family Karen Kiernan says we desperately need a new modern, fit-for-purpose family law system.

# family-courts - Tuesday 21 April, 2020

'A breeding ground for abuse': Children at risk behind the closed doors of Covid-19
# Trapped With Tormentors
# Trapped With Tormentors

'A breeding ground for abuse': Children at risk behind the closed doors of Covid-19

Apr 21st 2020, 12:05 AM 30,933 Views 10 Comments

The second part of Noteworthy’s investigation into domestic abuse finds vulnerable children are losing out on supports and escape during the pandemic.

# family-courts - Monday 20 April, 2020

"I feel constantly suffocated": The domestic violence epidemic raging behind closed doors of Covid-19
# Trapped With Tormentors
# Trapped With Tormentors

"I feel constantly suffocated": The domestic violence epidemic raging behind closed doors of Covid-19

Apr 20th 2020, 6:35 AM 64,128 Views 13 Comments

The first part of Noteworthy’s in-depth investigation into domestic abuse finds that services are dangerously underfunded during the coronavirus crisis.

# family-courts - Sunday 9 June, 2019

Concern at increasing levels of 'aggression, threats and violence' towards barristers
# Safety
# Safety

Concern at increasing levels of 'aggression, threats and violence' towards barristers

Jun 9th 2019, 7:30 AM 19,399 Views 19 Comments

The Bar Council is calling for an increased garda presence at courts and for screening facilities to be installed at all courthouses.

# family-courts - Wednesday 13 March, 2019

Parents' focus on 'winning' custody battles is harming Irish children
# Family Courts
# Family Courts

Parents' focus on 'winning' custody battles is harming Irish children

Mar 13th 2019, 8:10 AM 18,845 Views 45 Comments

An Oireachtas committee will today hear from various interest groups about proposals to reform the family law system.

# family-courts - Friday 3 November, 2017

'Cramped, grim courts are no place for children': Calls for improved family courts to be rolled out
# Child Welfare
# Child Welfare

'Cramped, grim courts are no place for children': Calls for improved family courts to be rolled out

Nov 3rd 2017, 6:15 AM 8,704 Views 17 Comments

The Law Society of Ireland says a 21st century approach to family law is needed.

# family-courts - Tuesday 23 May, 2017

Opinion: 'A father’s right to access should not outweigh a child’s right to safety'
# Domestic Violence
# Domestic Violence

Opinion: 'A father’s right to access should not outweigh a child’s right to safety'

May 23rd 2017, 6:20 AM 8,159 Views 106 Comments

Child protection and safety should be prioritised in all custody and access proceedings, writes Margaret Martin.

# family-courts - Tuesday 2 August, 2016

Care order extended for child whose mother tested positive for cocaine, cannabis and sedatives
# Family Court
# Family Court

Care order extended for child whose mother tested positive for cocaine, cannabis and sedatives

Aug 2nd 2016, 6:10 AM 16,443 Views 18 Comments

The court was told the mother had been going to rehab but had fallen back in with drug use.

# family-courts - Monday 1 August, 2016

Child whose foster parent died will be moved so no 'attachments' are formed in temporary home
# Family Court
# Family Court

Child whose foster parent died will be moved so no 'attachments' are formed in temporary home

Aug 1st 2016, 7:45 AM 30,582 Views 68 Comments

It is hoped the child will be placed in a long-term home after the summer.

# family-courts - Wednesday 17 September, 2014

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

Sep 17th 2014, 11:28 PM 17,330 Views 1 Comment

Everybody’s talking about protests outside Leinster House, Lucinda Creighton, and Scottish independence.

# family-courts - Tuesday 16 September, 2014

A Week in the Family Court: 'There needs to be intervention before we reach crisis point'
# Family Courts Series
# Family Courts Series

A Week in the Family Court: 'There needs to be intervention before we reach crisis point'

Sep 16th 2014, 10:59 PM 16,827 Views 5 Comments

TheJournal.ie spent a week observing cases in the Family Court. Here’s what the people working in child protection think needs to be done.

A Week in the Family Court: 6,500 children are in care - here are some of their stories
# Family Courts Series
# Family Courts Series

A Week in the Family Court: 6,500 children are in care - here are some of their stories

Sep 16th 2014, 10:55 PM 37,858 Views 28 Comments

TheJournal.ie spent a week observing cases in the Family Court. Here are a selection of the care orders that appeared before the courts.

The 5 at 5: Tuesday
# Take 5
# Take 5

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

Sep 16th 2014, 4:54 PM 6,254 Views 0 Comments

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

# family-courts - Wednesday 15 January, 2014

Column: Behind the veil – a new era has begun for family courts
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Behind the veil – a new era has begun for family courts

Jan 15th 2014, 1:00 PM 292 Views 54 Comments

The easing of the in camera rule in Irish family courts will see many social issues come to light – many of which may have been hidden behind from the public for generations, writes Katherine Irwin.

# family-courts - Tuesday 17 July, 2012

Referendum will allow radical reform of courts system
# Court Reform
# Court Reform

Referendum will allow radical reform of courts system

Jul 17th 2012, 5:26 PM 4,040 Views 10 Comments

The Cabinet has approved plans for a major reform to the courts service – including the possibility of a secular oath for judges.