If you would like to submit a contribution to our Readers Blog section then follow this link. Be sure to include your full name, address and contact number otherwise your submission will not be considered for publication. We will contact you prior to publication.
Your correspondent Ciaran O Raghallaigh (Letters, March 16) disputes my assertion that neither the European Union (EU) nor United Nations (UN) state that a child has a right to a father and mother ‘where possible’.
I would like to challenge that point.
This is the full text of Article 7 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child:
‘The child shall be registered immediately after birth and shall have the right from birth to a name, the right to acquire a nationality and as far as possible, the right to know and be cared for by his or her parents.’
© Irish Examiner Ltd. All rights reserved