Child law

Denise Kirwan: Victims of crime – protections for child complainants

The Victims of Crime Act 2017 transposes Directive 2012/29EU into Irish law and defines a victim as “a natural person who suffered harm including physical, mental or emotional harm or economic loss which was directly caused by an offence”. Denise Kirwan, a partner in child and family law at Comyn Kelleher Tobin details the essentials of the legislation.

Published 26 June 2019

David Taylor: Who decides where a child in care should live?

David Taylor, solicitor in the child and family law team at Comyn Kelleher Tobin, considers a recent High Court judgment clarifying the powers of the District Court under the Child Care Act 1991.

Published 30 May 2019

Judge puts accent on tough love

A judge warned a teenager from Co Clare that he would be sent to Oberstown for so long that he would return home with a Dublin accent if he breached his bail conditions again, the Irish Examiner reports.

Published 7 February 2019