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Justice Committee to hold its final meeting on family law reform

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The Joint Committee on Justice and Equality will hold its third and final meeting on potential reforms to the family law system on Wednesday, March 13, at 9 a.m.

Scheduled witnesses include

  • Geoffrey Shannon, Special Rapporteur on Child Protection
  • Kenneth Burns, UCC senior lecturer in social work
  • Eilis Barry, chief executive of Free Legal Advice Centres (FLAC)
  • David Walsh, chairman of Men’s Voices Ireland

“The Committee has made reform of the family law system a work priority for 2019,” said Committee Chairman Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin TD. “We have gathered a wide range of views from stakeholders and leading experts in this area. The Committee intends to publish a report and recommendations following the completion of our own deliberations.”

The meeting in Committee Room 2 can be viewed live here.

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