Tag Archives: Parenting

Marriage Equality Referendum is, in fact, about Marriage Equality

I am delighted that numerous independent experts have clarified that the Marriage Equality Referendum is, in fact, about Marriage Equality. I am delighted that Adoption Authority Chief Geoffrey Shannon has stated categorically that the adoption process will not change as … Continue reading

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Is ‘Balanced’ Debate Fair to Families?

Is the price of ‘balanced’ debate, in the context of the Marriage Equality Referendum in Ireland, too high? How is balance determined? Surely it is over simplistic to establish balance on the basis of air-time or column inches alone. Is … Continue reading

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Irish Mammies

Irish mothers do not have preferential status in Irish law The notion of an exclusive mother-child relationship is not universal The mother-child relationship is culturally constructed The notion of an exclusive mother-child relationship emerged circa 1830 Mother-child relationships are influenced by … Continue reading

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