Saturday 21 October 2017

Mother in court as daughter misses 135 school days

A mother is facing prosecution after her 14-year-old daughter missed 135 school days since September
A mother is facing prosecution after her 14-year-old daughter missed 135 school days since September

Tom Tuite

A mother is facing prosecution after her 14-year-old daughter missed 135 school days since September.

The woman is facing prosecution by the Child and Family Agency (CFA) at Dublin District Court due to the number of days her child has missed.

The case has been adjourned to allow time for welfare reports to be furnished to the court.

The mother could be fined up to €1,000 and jailed for a month if convicted of breaking the Education (Welfare) Act for not complying with an official warning to ensure her child went to school.

Judge Michael Coghlan heard that the woman's daughter has missed 135 school days in the current academic year.

Child protection services had got involved, the court was also told.

Irish Independent

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