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Yesterday’s News

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Friday 18 July, 2014

Opinion: What will compulsory birth registration of unmarried fathers’ names mean for children?

A child has a right to the identity of both parents, and radical new legislation seeks to underline this.

Sunday 16 March, 2014

Column: Radical change on the way for (some) unmarried fathers

A groundbreaking new Bill could modernise family and child law to cater for the growing number of families whose needs are not adequately addressed in current law, writes Margot Doherty.

Monday 20 January, 2014

Column: Removal of One Parent Family Credit is to the detriment of children

The effects of the removal of the tax credit for lone parents is now being seen, significantly reducing overall income for parents who are living apart, writes Margot Doherty.

Thursday 16 January, 2014

Column: Tragic case of newborn boy highlights unmarried fathers' lack of rights

A Dublin hospital has secured a court order to withdraw life-support from a severely brain-damaged baby whose his young mother died after delivery. As the child’s parents were unmarried, the father was not deemed the legal guardian.