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Child Care (Amendment) Bill 2019 presented to Dáil Éireann

The Child Care (Amendment) Bill 2019 was presented to Dáil Éireann on 8 August 2019. An initiative backed by Minister Katherine Zappone, the Bill seeks to regulate the 'ad hoc' of guardian ad litem system as a means of ensuring that minor's going through childcare proceedings have their voices are heard in court. Read more
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Q&A with Keith Walsh: Author of Divorce and Judicial Separation Proceedings in the Circuit Court

Our online editor caught up with family law solicitor and Bloomsbury author, Keith Walsh (@KWSolicitors), whose new book on divorce and judicial separation proceedings hit shelves on 11 July, 2019. Read more
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Article 42A: Did it have an appreciable impact on family law proceedings?

With tomorrow’s divorce referendum just a matter of hours away, our online editor takes a look at whether Article 42A, which was inserted into the Constitution following the 2012 children’s rights referendum, has had a measurable impact on family law proceedings in this jurisdiction. Read more
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Domestic Violence Act 2018: No definition provided, but some useful innovations included

On 12 December 2018, S.I. 532/2018 was signed by the Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan. Cited as the Domestic Violence Act (Commencement) Order 2018, this statutory instrument enacted the named legislation from 1 January 2019. Read more
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High Court issues comprehensive statement on solicitors’ duty in family law litigation

Mason Hayes and Curran v Queally [2018] IEHC 614   Read more
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Law Society joins in call for a ‘yes’ vote on divorce referendum

In late April, the Law Society's non-standing Family and Child Law Committee released a report entitled Divorce in Ireland: The Case for Reform. This landmark piece of research takes stock of socio-legal developments and research in the area of divorce law in Ireland over the past 20 years, and makes 11 key. Read more
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