Reform of the family law system: Guardianship rights for all fathers

In Digging, one of Seamus Heaney’s most memorable poems, he writes about watching his father “stooping in rhythm through potato drills” and concludes: “By God, the old man could handle a spade/Just like his old man.”


FF Senator opposed to Family Relationships Bill resigns from the party

A Fianna Fáil Senator has resigned from the party this afternoon.


Debate on Children and Family Relationships Bill to begin tonight

The justice minister says married couples who wish to adopt will not be discriminated against after new family laws are passed.


Family Relationships Bill could spell end to anonymous sperm donations

A new proposal is being discussed that could see the end of anonymous sperm donations in Ireland.