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Ireland starts opening up family courts

This story from Ireland highlights a number of issues. Obviously there is a lot about this case (I am not aware of the case myself) which is not known.

In essence, however, it confirms my advice that the authorities in Ireland will apply to take children into care at the request of English authorities whether or not they would ordinarily take the children into care were they not to be English families.

Interestingly, however, the courts still follow the law from time to time in Ireland. I am aware of cases where the Irish courts have not followed the law properly.

Comments

Jerry said…
The point in cases like this is what we are seeing in the UK courts, the principles of "Nothing Else Will Do" is at the forefront of the decision making process, as we have seen with Judgments coming out of the COA, the Local Authority who identify problems within the family should be showing that they will provide services for the family to be kept together, which is rife in the case mentioned in the article, as soon as issues and problems are identified then there should be a robust focus on addressing them, removal of the children should always be a last resort or when exceptionally necessary, this reported case does show some valid concerns by the Authorities
Valid concerns are only valid if they can be proved by facts.. For example with the right knowledge medical records can be shown to be fabricated and the results of tests can be shown to be contrived. Basically things are not always what they seem.

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