The president of the High Court, while emphasising that there must be “no shortcutting” of the human rights of wards of court, has approved a range of proposals aimed at reducing wards of court lists while the coronavirus crisis continues.
Mr Justice Peter Kelly also described as “appalling” that a video, since taken down by Facebook, was posted on social media featuring the man - who is a ward of court on foot of evidence he lacks capacity - being confronted by several people and aggressively “interrogated”.
A daughter of an elderly woman with Alzheimer's cannot represent her mother's estate in a legal dispute over €115,000 arrears of nursing home fees under the Fair Deal scheme due to conflict of interest concerns, the president of the High Court has ruled.
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.
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.
The girl’s court-appointed guardian has raised serious concerns about why the girl and her siblings were not taken into care earlier as social work services were familiar with the family before the girl was born.
A High Court judge has ordered the arrest of an extremely vulnerable woman so she can undergo urgent detoxification and other treatment amid fears, unless that is done, she is likely to be “dead in days”.
A teenage girl with severe anorexia who is still being tube-fed 10 months after being moved to a specialist eating disorder unit in the UK has written directly to the President of the High Court appealing to be let return home to Ireland for a visit.