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# Family Courts

This year
Green light given for development of long-awaited Dublin Family Courts complex
Last year
Significant recommendation to make children's voices a 'priority' in family justice system
All time
Our family law courts are not fit for purpose and we owe it to children to address this now
Karen Kiernan
'A breeding ground for abuse': Children at risk behind the closed doors of Covid-19
"I feel constantly suffocated": The domestic violence epidemic raging behind closed doors of Covid-19
Concern at increasing levels of 'aggression, threats and violence' towards barristers
Parents' focus on 'winning' custody battles is harming Irish children
'Cramped, grim courts are no place for children': Calls for improved family courts to be rolled out
Opinion: 'A father’s right to access should not outweigh a child’s right to safety'
Margaret Martin
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
Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday
A Week in the Family Court: 'There needs to be intervention before we reach crisis point'
A Week in the Family Court: 6,500 children are in care - here are some of their stories
Column: Behind the veil – a new era has begun for family courts
Katherine Irwin
Referendum will allow radical reform of courts system