Healy O'Connor

Guardianship for Fathers in Ireland

Guardianship concerns a number of rights and responsibilities that automatically vest in the parents of a child born within marriage and in the mother of a child born outside marriage. These rights and responsibilities are in relation to the upbringing of that child. A guardian of a child has the right and the responsibility to […]

Guardianship, Custody and Access Rights for Gay Couples

The Government has recently announced proposed changes to the laws in respect of Guardianship, Custody and Access in Ireland in relation to gay couples. According to Justice Minister Alan Shatter, the Government intends bringing in laws by the end of year to extend Guardianship, Custody and Access rights to non biological fathers of children in […]