A vulnerable young woman at the centre of a "horror story" of alleged sexual abuse by more than 12 males before she was taken into care aged 10 has told the president of the High Court she will need supports into the future.
Mon, 24 Jun, 2019
The "deliberate and intentional policy" of the Child and Family Agency (CFA) not to apply to the High Court for a special care order to put an at-risk teenage boy in a secure unit was unlawful, a judge has ruled.
Thu, 20 Jun, 2019
The president of the High Court has authorised the taking of legal action against State agencies over their alleged “appalling” failures over years to protect a child from alleged sexual abuse by more than 12 males.
Wed, 19 Jun, 2019
The High Court has struck out proceedings by retired garda sergeant Maurice McCabe and his family against the State, the HSE and the Tusla/Child and Family Agency (CFA) following successful mediation talks last week.
Wed, 08 May, 2019
A teenage boy has been engaging in criminal and drug-related activity which could lead to him becoming a target for gangland figures because of a refusal to return him to a secure care unit, the High Court has heard.
Wed, 10 Apr, 2019
The uncertainty surrounding Brexit is probably behind "unusual" delay by the UK authorities in clearing the way for the transfer of a vulnerable high-risk teenager in care here to a specialised unit in the UK, the president of the High Court has said.
Tue, 09 Apr, 2019
A mother whose newborn baby boy was forcibly removed from her at a maternity hospital due to serious concerns of possible risk to his health and life if she left hospital with him is claiming damages against the Child and Family Agency.
Wed, 28 Nov, 2018
Complex child protection cases are taking years to move through the courts, plagued by multiple adjournments, poor co-operation between gardaí and social workers, limited judicial resources and limited specialist services for the victims of child sex abuse.
Wed, 06 Jun, 2018
A homeless mother who successfully fought an attempt to take her newborn baby into care is entitled to her legal costs after her lawyers had to work for her for free because the State's legal aid system had reached its quota in the month she applied.
Fri, 20 Oct, 2017
A teenager with a condition on the autism spectrum is “very distressed” that her return to Ireland next month from a psychiatric hospital in England may not proceed due to a delay in finding a suitable placement for her here, the High Court has heard.
Fri, 17 Jul, 2015