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# Family court

Last year
Judge expresses 'utmost concern' for children in unsuitable care due to a lack of places
All time
Estranged wife of Dubai ruler asks UK court for forced marriage protection order
Judge directs that gardaí be made aware of abuse claims made against father of 11-month-old infant
'It's in crisis': Law Society raises concerns over security issues in family courts system
Gardaí arrest man armed with 'imitation firearm' and suspect device at Family Courts in Dublin
Minister keen to give Smithfield family court complex the green light
'Cramped, grim courts are no place for children': Calls for improved family courts to be rolled out
Child remains in care after parents refuse to answer phone or turn up to court hearing
'It's an extremely Draconian act': Judge denies Tusla bid to place children into care
UK police warn mother wanted for abduction 'may pose risk' to her sons
Child taken into care after her mother was found passed out on New Year's Eve
Grandparents living in fear of grandsons who are terrorising them in their own homes
Child in foster care has "serious anxiety" and worries about his mother's welfare
A day in the Family Court: Child not told when father might visit to 'avoid disappointment'
Care order extended for child whose mother tested positive for cocaine, cannabis and sedatives
Child whose foster parent died will be moved so no 'attachments' are formed in temporary home
DPP prevents media from reporting on a childcare case for the first time
Children found with lice and ringworm in a house with no food
Court hears child who set fire to bedroom wants to go to college
'I want my children to have the family I never had'
Garda tells court she found child wandering street with his drunk mother at 5am
Mother who relapsed and went on 'cocaine session' wants children back
Family courts were shrouded in mystery, now it's not, we should be paying attention
'My daughter is my life': Mother pleads with judge to return child from care
Care order extended for two young girls who described their mother as a 'junkie'
Parents 'at a loss to understand' why their children were taken into care
Christmas is not an excuse for delays: State told to find teenage girl in care a place to live
Most parents in child care court cases are not married and raising children alone
"Disgrace" of teen girl stuck with braces over pay dispute
A Week in the Family Court: The aftermath of relationship breakdowns
A Week in the Family Court: Judge warns parents that he wants no 'point scoring'
A Week in the Family Court: 'Last night he kicked my door in. I live in total fear of my son'
A Week in the Family Court: 'There needs to be intervention before we reach crisis point'
Judge: 'It is not very often I get to do this' - Two children returned to mother after three years in care
A Week in the Family Court: 6,500 children are in care - here are some of their stories
'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'
Child in residential care refuses to attend addiction services, Social Work Department says they can't force him
Court told of 'serious implications' if child who has had 'multiple foster homes' is moved again
Boy in State care set duvet on fire in the middle of the room while he was still in it
Babies of homeless parents remain in State care, but father has made 'huge progress'