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Friday 7 November, 2014

Opinion: Legislation is urgently needed following Supreme Court ruling on surrogacy
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# Reproduction

Opinion: Legislation is urgently needed following Supreme Court ruling on surrogacy

Nov 7th 2014, 6:10 PM 464 Views 68 Comments

It is a fact of life that parents will enter into arrangements of whereby a third party bears their child – so we need legislation that deals directly with surrogacy.

Wednesday 24 September, 2014

Opinion: Ireland is out of sync with the rest of the world – prenups can strengthen a marriage
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# Prenup

Opinion: Ireland is out of sync with the rest of the world – prenups can strengthen a marriage

Sep 24th 2014, 8:00 AM 169 Views 28 Comments

The enforceability of prenuptial agreements remains a major question in Ireland; but in a country legal aid is limited, avoiding long battles in court is essential

Wednesday 15 January, 2014

Column: Behind the veil – a new era has begun for family courts
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Behind the veil – a new era has begun for family courts

Jan 15th 2014, 1:00 PM 310 Views 53 Comments

The easing of the in camera rule in Irish family courts will see many social issues come to light – many of which may have been hidden behind from the public for generations, writes Katherine Irwin.

Monday 25 November, 2013

Column: A review of guardianship, adoption and surrogacy law is underway, but what can we expect?
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# Opinion

Column: A review of guardianship, adoption and surrogacy law is underway, but what can we expect?

Nov 25th 2013, 7:15 AM 337 Views 55 Comments

The Children and Family Relationships Bill is proposing a sweeping and comprehensive review of an area of law that touches all of our lives, writes Katherine Irwin.