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#Ward of Court

# ward-of-court - Thursday 19 September, 2019

Seriously ill woman with eating disorder opposes being made ward of court

Earlier this week, the High Court made orders allowing the HSE to take steps aimed at saving the woman’s life.

# ward-of-court - Friday 7 September, 2018

High Court rules detention of woman with dementia whose son threatened to kill her is lawful

The court previously heard that the woman’s son had been secretly recorded threatening and verbally abusing her.

# ward-of-court - Monday 13 August, 2018

Man was secretly recorded threatening and verbally abusing his mother, court told

The HSE was told by the High Court that it can keep an elderly woman at a nursing home.

# ward-of-court - Sunday 12 August, 2018

'Broken' wards of courts system 'depriving people of their liberty'

A man lost his bid to leave a nursing home during the week.

# ward-of-court - Tuesday 7 August, 2018

Man loses bid to leave nursing home, is made ward of court

An advocacy group representing the man said he has lost “his rights as a citizen”.

# ward-of-court - Sunday 29 July, 2018

Courts Service of Ireland reduces shares in Big Tobacco, but still holds €4.5m worth in stocks

Critics state the Courts Services continued investment in the tobacco industry flies in the face of the government’s Tobacco Free Ireland vision.

# ward-of-court - Thursday 18 January, 2018

Ward of court system is 'inadequate, archaic and has no place in the 21st Century'

A new report published today says there is “confusion and lack of understanding” around the whole system.

# ward-of-court - Thursday 15 September, 2016

No prosecution for parents accused of sexually abusing their two children

Legal action has been brought by the children’s foster parents in an effort to block them from being reunited with their natural parents.

# ward-of-court - Thursday 17 December, 2015

An 1871 law catering for 'lunatics' was FINALLY repealed today

A new law will repeal the Lunacy Regulations Act, which has been on Ireland’s statute books for 144 years.

# ward-of-court - Wednesday 11 January, 2012

High Court rules boy, 6, with brain injury should not be resuscitated

Resuscitating the boy, who sustained a serious brain injury after nearly drowning four years ago, is ‘not in his best interests’.