Author Archives: Dr Louise Crowley

A Housing Crisis – Ireland’s families in turmoil – Donal Hynes

Due to the housing crisis the rental market has faced major hikes in costs, with rents in Dublin rising 8.8 percent in the year to March 2016, and by 16 percent in the last twelve months in Cork. This has … Continue reading

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Cohabitation in Ireland: Happily Never After?

Cohabitation in Ireland: Happily Never After? Deirdre Kelleher As the country becomes accustomed to life after the successful Marriage Equality referendum it is worth pausing to consider the lived reality of thousands of Irish couples for whom equality remains elusive. … Continue reading

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The position of the perpetrator in Irish Domestic Violence law

The position of the perpetrator in Irish Domestic Violence law  By Aislinn Collins Women’s Aid has defined domestic violence as “one person trying to control and assert power over their partner in an intimate relationship”. It can manifest as physical … Continue reading

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Would you let a stranger decide what’s best for your Family – Consider Mediation?

Would you let a stranger decide what’s best for your Family – Consider Mediation? by Linda O’Mahony When faced with determining the resolution of a relationship breakdown dispute, it is surprising that so many people choose to leave it to … Continue reading

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What happened to ‘Grace’? (Children in State Care)

The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything” –Albert Einstein What happened to ‘Grace’? by Linda Gibbons Described ‘as the most savage rape, physical abuse and neglect ever … Continue reading

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Surrogacy: a legal vacuum

  Surrogacy: a legal vacuum by Ciara Herlihy While the Children and Family Relationships Act 2015 introduces significant changes to Irish law in the areas of guardianship, custody, access and adoption, and regulates the area of donor assisted human reproduction … Continue reading

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Religious dominance in School Admissions in Ireland – Not Catholic, No School?

Religious dominance in School Admissions in Ireland – Not Catholic, No School? By Sarah Berkery Rule 68 of the Rules for National Schools states that: “Of all the parts of a school curriculum Religious Instruction is by far the most … Continue reading

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