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The Journal - September 15th 2014

Referendum on establishing Family Court 'not necessary' - Department of Justice has stated that a vote to amend the Constitution is not now considered necessary.
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The Daily Mail - August 28th 2014

Moaning wife dubbed NAGSBO arrested over claims she assaulted beleaguered husband - arrested for assaulting her 64-year-old husband.
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The Irish Independent - August 11th 2014

Divorcing couples face mandatory counselling to stave off court action - COUPLES who want to end their marriage could be forced to take part in mandatory counselling and mediation as part of proposals for a radical overhaul of the family law system being considered by the Government.
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The Journal - August 9th 2014

Stay at Home Dads: I was put through things a mother would never face to get custody. - I went through a long stressful time in the Family Law Courts trying in vain to get custody of of my children – but it was worth it.
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The Journal - July 19th 2014

Living with your boyfriend/girlfriend? Here’s how they could get maintenance after you break up - Shacked up with your other half? You need to read this.
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The Journal - July 18th 2014

What will compulsory birth registration of unmarried fathers' names mean for children? - A child has a right to the identity of both parents, and radical new legislation seeks to underline this.
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The Irish Examiner - July 11th 2014

Man stabbed 15 times by his wife but 'no one believed him' - A male domestic abuse survivor said no one would believe his wife had stabbed him 15 times.
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The Journal - July 11th 2014

New law would make it compulsory for fathers' names to be included on birth certs - The new Bill has been described as "the most important reform of family law for a generation".
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The Journal - July 6th 2014

Why are there no refuges for male victims of domestic violence? - One man told AMEN that his relation was sleeping in a park as he couldn't find shelter due to domestic abuse.
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The Irish Independent - June 26th 2014

Women more likely to control partners with physical abuse - Women are more likely than men to be controlling and aggressive towards their partners, a study has found.
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Sky News - June 25th 2014

Partner abuse: Report reveals men are just as likely as women to be victims of domestic abuse. - Men were just as likely as women to experience domestic abuse from their partner in the last year, a new report reveals.
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The Journal - June 21st 2014

'On one occasion she punched me in the face numerous times' - In my opinion, all victims of domestic abuse should be encouraged to approach the Gardai.
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The Irish Independent - June 16th 2014

Lack of justice for fathers one of biggest scandals of our time - Father's Day was celebrated in many households around the country yesterday, with cards and gifts - but for some it was cold comfort, a bitter day with little to celebrate.
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The Irish Catholic - June 5th 2014

Men told don't suffer abuse in silence - Domestic violence against men remains one of the great taboos that we don't talk about in Ireland.
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Daily Mail - 1st May 2014

Millionaire tech entrepreneur opens up about 'vicious beatings he suffered at the hands of his ex-girlfriend' - Millionaire tech entrepreneur opens up about 'vicious beatings he suffered at the hands of his ex-girlfriend' and how he 'hid the knives' in their San Francisco home for fear she'd stab him.
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TWnow.com - 29th April 2014

Another tech founder in shocking domestic abuse case - "I knew once you had hit me that you instantly regretted it, you started to blame it on drinking, your addiction to drugs and promised me it would not happen again."
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RTE - 14 April 2014

Bill on mandatory reporting of child abuse published - Frances Fitzgerald said the Bill will form part of a suite of child protection legislation
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Irish Times - 7th April 2014

Domestic violence applications up 20 per cent, new court figures show - Applications to the courts for protection from domestic violence have risen by almost 20 per cent, according to figures released by the Courts Service.
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Irish Independent - 18th March 2014

A small area of legislation with a huge impact on family life - Few areas of law have the capacity to affect as many people as family law.
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TheJournal.ie - 16th March 2014

Radical change on the way for (some) unmarried fathers - Groundbreaking new Bill could modernise family and child law to cater for the growing number of families whose needs are not adequately addressed in current law.
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TUSLA – 20th February 2014

Parenting course for separated parents (PDF) - A positive and practical course for Parents who are preparing for, going through, or have gone through a separation or divorce.
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Irish Times – 30th January 2014

Stay-at-home father’s child maintenance doubled - Man has full custody of two teenage children while ex-wife earns net pay of €620 a week.
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Irish Times – 18th January 2014

Judges and journalists make progress on right to report family and childcare cases - Family courts seemed a little stunned by glare of attention during their first few days of being open to the media.
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Irish Independent – 28th December 2013

Woman stabs man with ceramic squirrel for failing to buy beer for Christmas Day - Charged with criminal domestic violence.
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TheJournal.ie – 25th December 2013

Abused husband was ‘knocked out’ and had knife ‘lunged’ at him - MANY MALE VICTIMS of domestic abuse who are separated from their partners and wives face a lonely holiday season without their children, a charity has said.
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Daily Mail – 25th December 2013

I cut my ex out of our daughter's life: Now I'm glad he fought tooth and nail to see her - "Thank God her father, James, fought me all the way and dragged us through the hell of solicitors, legal bills and finally to the Family Court, where he won access to his little girl — access that was his by right."
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Daily Mail – 5th December 2013

It's one of Britain's last remaining taboos, but abuse against men in the home is on the rise - Why are so many MEN becoming victims of domestic violence?
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www.peterboroughtoday.co.uk – 1st December 2013

Male victims of domestic abuse to get help in pioneering scheme - A pilot scheme to help women who carry out domestic abuse will be launched in Peterborough in an effort to reduce violence at home.
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www.hinckleytimes.net – 1st December 2013

Campaign to help those suffering from male domestic abuse is launched - The new initiative hopes to encourage more men to come forward rather than suffering in silence, with posters being distributed to gyms and sports clubs.
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Daily Mail – 5th November 2013

Young mother, 21, 'stabbed her boyfriend for going out and not ringing in every two hours then casually lit up a cigarette as he lay on the floor fighting for life'
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Irish Independent – 5th November 2013

Law must recognise fathers' rights to be in children's lives - Fathers are fed up having no rights over their children and are fighting back.
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Amen Support Services Ltd – 22 October 2013

Unsure who will listen? We will - Domestic abuse awareness campaign, 21st October to 4th November 2013.
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BBC - Monday 16th September, 2013

Asian male domestic abuse victim: 'I was very scared' - A growing number of Asian men are becoming victims of domestic abuse by their partners and in-laws, according to a UK charity.
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Mail.co.uk - Sunday 15th September, 2013

'To be beaten by your wife is desperately humiliating' - Brain-damaged motorbike hero Eddie Kidd reveals abuse he suffered from his jailed wife
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The Irish Independent - Wednesday 4th September, 2013

Abused men 'forced by partners to live on €30' - THE hidden agony of men whose abusive partners demand their wages and demean them with an 'allowance of €20 to €30' a week is revealed in a new report.
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The Irish Independent - Tuesday 3rd September, 2013

MEN whose abusive partners or wives are not allowing them an ATM card and access to their weekly wages are among the desperate callers to a domestic violence support service. - Their hidden plight is revealed in the annual report of the support group Amen.
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www.theargus.co.uk - Tuesday 13th August 2013

More support for male victims of domestic violence - A man who survived an abusive relationship at the hands of his ex-girlfriend is starting a support group to help other male survivors.
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The Irish Examiner - Monday 13th August, 2013

Why men suffer domestic violence in silence - The issue of female-on-male assault hit the spotlight when The Only Way Is Essex star Sam Faiers admitted to slapping and pushing her ex-boyfriend Joey Essex during an argument, but tried to justify it by saying it was “only a slap” and that “everyone slaps their boyfriend once, when they deserve it”.
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The Irish Independent - Wednesday 7th August, 2013

The Male Victims of Domestic Violence - They fear not being believed and are embarrassed about how society will judge them.
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israelnationalnews.com - Tuesday 9th July, 2013

Israeli Domestic Violence Conference to Focus on Battered Men - Men are less likely to report being hit or to obtain treatment, says a domestic abuse expert. First conference on the subject in Israel.
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Huffington Post - Thursday 20th June, 2013

Male Domestic Abuse Victim: My Wife Tried To Stab Me - according to a 2010 report from the Centers for Disease Control, more than one in four men in the U.S. experience rape, physical violence and/or stalking by an intimate partner in their lifetime.
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The Irish Examiner - Thursday 20th June, 2013

Children ‘weapons of war in spousal disputes’ - Disputes between estranged spouses frequently turn into a “war over children”, inflicting “terrible damage” on them, Justice Minister Alan Shatter has said.
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The Daily Republic - Thursday 20th June, 2013

OUR VIEW: Gay or straight, people deserve protection from domestic abuse - If two people are in a domestic relationship and one takes advantage of that relationship to abuse the other, that’s wrong and potentially criminal.
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The Irish Times - Thursday 20th June, 2013

My wife’s violence when angry is eating me alive - ‘Face punching has become the norm’
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www.newsday.co.tt - Monday 17 June, 2013

Courts unfair to single fathers, laments group - 'All single fathers wanted this year for Father’s Day was to spend time with their children'. This was said by a member of the Single Fathers Association of Trinidad and Tobago (SFATT)
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The Irish Independent - Monday 17 June, 2013

TOWIE slammed by domestic abuse charity after Sam Faiers admits to pushing and slapping Joey Essex - A domestic abuse charity has condemned a comment made on reality TV show The Only Way is Essex that appeared to condone domestic abuse against men.
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TheJournal.ie - Monday 17 June, 2013

Over 3,000 domestic abuse victims helped by support commission last year - A NEW REPORT published today has shown that some 3,276 victims of domestic abuse were assisted by the Commission for the Support of Victims of Crime (CSVC) last year.
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Amen Support Services - Friday, June 14, 2013

Not Everyone has a Happy Fathers Day - Fathers Day can be an emotive time for many men who do not get to spend the day with their children due to being separated from their spouse.
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Amen Support Services - Monday, June 10, 2013

Men's Health Fair in Meath - Event to coincide with International Men's Health Week from Monday 10th June to Sunday 16th June.
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Amen Support Services - Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Amen Support Group meetings have recommenced - New ten week programme with group involvement and a different theme each week.
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HSE Dublin North East - Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Practical New Course to Tackle Stress - Free course will run for six consecutive Wednesday mornings from 11am to 1pm in the Dundalk Institute of Technology .
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Meath Partnership - Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Positive Mental Health Week 2013 - From 6th to the 14th of June, download the schedule.
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Irish Times - Monday, May 6, 2013

New legislation to remove legal obstacles for grandparents over access to grandchildren - legislation will make it easier for grandparents to apply for access to their grandchildren in circumstances where access is denied
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Navan Springboard Family Support Services - Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

Swings and Slides Parenting Programme - May/ June 2013 - Programme will run for six weeks finishing on Tuesday 25th June.
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Help Your Heart Event - Thursday 26th April 2013

Tips for a healthy Life, 2nd May - presented by Our Ladys hospital Navan and the Irish Heart Foundation.
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Amen Support Services Ltd - Thursday 11th April 2013

Men's Health Week, 10th to 16th June - Health fair targeted at men, to encourage healthy living both physically and mentally.
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Irish Times - Tuesday 19th March 2013

Media to be given access to family courts - The media would be given access to family law and child care cases under a draft law on court reform published today by Minister for Justice Alan Shatter.
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Irish Independent - Monday 21st January 2013

Judge blocks media coverage of landmark family law case - THE High Court has ruled that the media is to be excluded from covering a landmark family law action with "serious implications for the public interest.
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Amen - Thursday 1st October 2012

Christmas Story & Carols at the Lighthouse Community Church, in aid of AMEN - Lighthouse Community Church will present an evening of the Christmas Story & Carols on Tuesday 18th December at our facility on the Kentstown Road, Navan.
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Amen - Thursday 1st October 2012

It Can Happen to Your Father, Your Son, Your Brother... You - Awareness Campaign - The aim of the campaign is to encourage men, their family and friends to come forward and let them know that Amen Support Services Ltd. is there to help.
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Sunday Independent - Sunday Sep 30 2012

Dear Mary: I'm so scared of my violent wife that I just want to die - She threatens to kill me, she has tried stabbing me and throwing plates at me when we have a quarrel. She even pulled the steering wheel while I was driving.
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The Sun - Friday, 28th September 2012

Press Release - Being a Father at Christmas - Christmas can be an emotive and stressful time for many families. One group that faces stress and strain during the festive period are separated and unmarried fathers.
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The Sun - Friday, 28th September 2012

Corrie's Alan: Domestic abuse victims have followed Tyrone Dobbs' story - CORRIE'S Alan Halsall has said he received messages from male victims of domestic violence who have endured the same abuse as his character Tyrone Dobbs.
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The Irish Times - Friday, September 21, 2012

Divorce rate rises by more than 150% since 2002 - WHILE MARRIAGE has become more popular in the Republic in recent years, much greater growth has been seen in divorce rates, the latest census figures from the Central Statistics Office (CSO) have revealed.
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The Irish Times - Thursday, September 20, 2012

Broad welcome for wording of proposed children's amendment - THE GOVERNMENT looks set to secure a comfortable majority for its children's rights amendment to the Constitution in a referendum on November 10th, based on initial reaction to the wording announced yesterday. Opposition parties and other groups were broadly positive in their response to it.
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www.dailymail.co.uk - 12th September 2012

James Bond wouldn't have that! Roger Moore admits his first two wives were physically abusive towards him - Moore made the shocking revelations during an interview with Piers Morgan, and his ITV1 programme, Life Stories.
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Amen Support Services - 4th September 2012

Amen Support Services Ltd. Annual Report 2011 - Amen Support Services Ltd. is delighted to announce the launch of their third Annual Report. The 2011 Annual Report provides an overview of the different types of services provided to clients by Amen.
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www.rte.ie - Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Significant increase in the first half of this year of men seeking assistance from Amen - There has been a significant increase in the first half of this year of men seeking assistance from Amen, a charity that supports victims of domestic violence.
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The Irish Times - 4th September 2012

4,300 men report abuse by women - More than 4,300 men sought support last year from a national charity established for men suffering abuse at the hands of female partners.
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The Irish Times - Saturday, August 25, 2012

Men seek help over violence in home - A NATIONAL charity for men who are victims of domestic abuse has experienced a 33 per cent increase in the number of calls to its helpline in the first six months of this year.
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Dublin Institute of Technology - July 2012

Dublin Institute of Technology conduct EU Research on Domestic Violence - Looking for groups or individuals to contribute research questions to an on-line debate on the issue of domestic violence.
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Irish Independent - Tuesday May 29 2012

Equality for all -- unless you're a dad - Why is discrimination against fathers so widely acceptable -- and what's being done about it, asks Cathal Garvey.
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Irish Independent - Monday July 9th 2012

40pc jump in people using mediation to avoid costly divorce - THE number of people seeking help from the Family Mediation Service (FMS) has jumped by more than 40pc as separating couples seek to avoid costly court cases.
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www.dailymail.co.uk - 14th May 2012

Husband relives horror of moment petite blonde wife plunged steak knife into his chest after years of domestic abuse - A man who was subjected to terrifying violence at the hands of his petite wife has described the moment she plunged a steak knife into his heart.
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Journal.ie - 29nd April 2012

New law to clear up paternity confusion - LEGISLATION IS TO be rolled out to enable a mother to prove that her husband is not the father of all the children born during the marriage.
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Sunday Mail - Sunday 29 April 2012

Coronation Street star Natalie Gumede on domestic violence in the soap as her character Kirsty lashes out at Tyrone - She said: "After an intense scene it is hard to shake off the feeling, it really is draining. The first abusive scene left me feeling quite shaken, even though I didn't physically hit Alan, it was all camera tricks, the place I had to emotionally go to was quite ugly."
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Amen - 29nd March 2012

Join Amen Support Services for the Flora Mini Marathon! - Amen Support Services Ltd. are looking for volunteers to run, walk or crawl in the 2012 Flora Mini Marathon to raise funds to provide services for males victims of domestic abuse.
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RTE- 22nd March 2012

Corrie copying Fair City says star - Fair City actor Maclean Burke has accused Coronation Street of copying the Irish soap's storylines.
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RTE- 13th March 2012

Corrie to air domestic abuse storyline - a Coronation Street favourite will become a victim of domestic violence in a forthcoming storyline.
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Daily Mail - 26th January 2012

The 5ft 1in girlfriend who beat her businessman partner so badly he needed cosmetic surgery after two years of horrific abuse - Michelle Williamson beat her businessman boyfriend so severely that he almost lost his arm and will need cosmetic surgery to heal his horrific scars.
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Daily Mail - 25th January 2012

Businessman to have cosmetic surgery to heal horrific wounds after two years of abuse by his 5ft 1ins girlfriend - Ian McNicholl, 49, from Hull, suffered two years of abuse at the hands of Michelle Williamson, including one attack where she sprayed bleach in his eyes.
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The Gloucester Daily Times - Wed Jan 04, 2012

American Stats show domestic violence peaks in summer - Summer heat, not the tensions of the holidays, brought Gloucester's spikes in domestic violence over the past year.
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www.dailymail.co.uk - 2nd January 2012

Divorcing middle-classes failing to get a 'clean' break due to financial squeeze - more middle-class divorcees unable to cut ties with former partners.
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Amen - Monday, December 19, 2011

Amen Support Group meetings have recommenced - 10 week programme with group involvement, a different theme each week.
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The Irish Examiner - Monday, November 7, 2011

Money biggest cause of marital distress - FINANCIAL pressures mounting on couples are causing sleep deprivation, anxiety and alcohol abuse, and are increasingly a factor in troubled relationships.
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The Irish Times - Monday, November 7, 2011

Supreme Court strikes down family law orders as excessive - A High Court judgment containing various orders in a family law case, in particular an order of €1 million to buy a second house and €600,000 cash sum, was overturned and the case was remitted to the High Court for proper provision to be ordered.
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www.dailymail.co.uk - Wednesday, 2nd November, 2011

Fathers lose bid for equal custody rights after review of family law - Fathers' hopes of securing equal rights over their children will be dashed tomorrow when a review of family law is published.
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The Irish Times - Monday, October 31, 2011

Shatter denies Bill will not deal with family law cases - MINISTER FOR Justice Alan Shatter has denied that his proposed Legal Services Regulation Bill will prevent adjudications on costs in family law proceedings from being published.
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The Irish Times - Thursday, October 20, 2011

Provision for ex-wife found to be excessive- THE SUPREME Court has upheld an appeal by a divorced businessman against court orders requiring him to make better provision for his ex-wife.
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Irish Examiner ­ Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Volunteers could cut advocacy cost - A VOLUNTEER system could offset huge costs associated with providing an advocacy service for children in the court system, the head of a child protection organisation has said.
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The Irish Times - Friday, October 7, 2011

Surge in demand for civil legal aid services - THE LEGAL Aid Board has reported a significant increase in the demand for its services for the fourth year running.
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Amen - Thursday October 6th 2011

Domestic Abuse Against Men Awareness Campaign - 3rd October to 16th October - Amen Support Services Ltd is running the third awareness campaign to highlight domestic abuse against men.
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Meath Chronicle - Wednesday, 5th October, 2011

Tributes to Amen group founder after resignation - Tributes were paid to Mary Cleary, the founder of Amen, at the recent publication of the group's annual report.
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www.bbc.co.uk - Wednesday October 5th 2011

Domestic abuse against men rises in Scotland - The number of domestic abuse incidents with men as victims increased by 11% in the past year, a new study has said.
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The Irish Sun - Wednesday September 14th 2011

Blokes in home hell - There has been a sharp increase in the number of male domestic abuse victims coming forward to seek help, a new report has found.
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www.rte.ie - Monday, 12 September 2011

New report shows sharp rise in the number of male victims seeking help. - A new report into domestic abuse has shown a sharp rise in the number of male victims coming forward and seeking help.
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Amen - Monday, September 12, 2011

Amen Annual Report 2010 - Amen Support Services Annual Report 2010 is now available for Download (PDF 1.8Mb).
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Irish Independent - Friday September 9, 2011

My wife beat me up every week -- and there was nothing I could do about it... - Men may be stronger, but many are suffering violent beatings at the hands of the fairer sex, writes John Costello.
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Amen - Monday, September 5, 2011

Launch of Amen Annual Report 2010 - Amen is delighted to announce the launch of their second Annual Report on Monday September 12th at 11.00am, in their office in Navan.
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The Irish Times - Friday, September 2, 2011

Father and abducted daughter to be reunited - AN IRISH academic is poised to be reunited with his daughter four years after she was abducted by her mother.
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Amen - Monday, August 29, 2011

Amen Support Service's Men's Health Evening - Amen Support Service is pleased to announce their first Men's Health Evening on Tuesday 13th September 2011 at 7pm in the Parish Rooms of St. Anne's resource Centre, Navan.
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Irish Sun - Saturday, August 20, 2011

The hidden victims of Domestic Violence - Over a third of domestic abuse victims are men, but only a small number get the help they desperately need. (PDF - 3.2 Mb)
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Irish Independent - Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Children of divorce are born 'losers' claims bishop - MANY children from broken homes are born "losers" and so deprived of love that they grow up to be dysfunctional adults, according to a Catholic bishop.
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Amen - Thursday, August 4th, 2011

Domestic Violence against Men: Amen Questionnaire - Take part in a study examining Male sufferers' experiences of domestic abuse.
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The Irish Times - Monday, July 25, 2011

Maintenance reduced in order to reflect changed circumstances - The amount a man must pay to his former spouse and their two children was reduced to €3,000 a month because of a reduction in his income.
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Irish Independent - Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Laws extended to protect domestic violence victims - Domestic violence legislation is being extended to ensure the law can be used against a wider range of offenders.
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Irish Times - Thursday 23rd June 2011

Secret existence of men whose lives are destroyed by violence - There is some evidence that women in their 20s are more likely to inflict harm than older women, writes MARK HENNESSY.
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Irish Examiner - Thursday 23rd June 2011

12,000 crime victims get help - MORE than 12,100 victims of crime were assisted by funds disbursed through a governmental body to help those who had experienced domestic and sexual violence and other crimes.
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The Irish Times - Monday, May 30, 2011

Time is right for referendum to amend Constitution on divorce - The Government should introduce a divorce law whereby couples could be entitled to apply for divorce on the grounds that their marriage has been irretrievably broken down for in excess of one year.
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The Irish Times - Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Easing the children's heartache - WHEN PARENTS split up, it is not the separation itself but the way it is handled that really matters for any child caught in the middle.
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The Irish Times - Thursday, April 28, 2011

Campaign highlights partners' rights under Act to make range of claims - TENS OF thousands of unmarried partners may now be entitled to maintenance payments, a share of property or pensions from former partners in the event of a break-up or death, a group representing unmarried parents has said.
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Meath News & Sport - Saturday 30th April 2011

Amen seeking help with new book - The Navan based group is asking men to submit their experiences for inclusion in the publication which will be written by victims for victims.
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Still Films - Wednesday, April 20, 2011

GRANDMOTHERS! - TAKE PART IN AN RTE DOCUMENTARY - Documentary about what it's like being a grandmother in today's Ireland. PDF Download (52k)
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Amen Press Release - Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Letters to Amen - Amen Support Services Ltd are looking for male victims of domestic abuse to submit their experiences, to assist with the compilation and publication of a new book written by victims for victims.
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The Irish Times - Tuesday, April 19, 2011

How to avoid courting disaster - A new mediation service aims to make break-ups less acrimonious by helping couples to settle disputes out of court.
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The Telegraph - Thursday 31 March 2011

Grandparents will get legal right to see grandchildren after divorce battles - For the first time, separating parents will be expected to ensure grandparents continue to have a role in the lives of their children after they split up.
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The Irish Independent - Wednesday March 30, 2011

How a break-up can turn into a land war - Marital breakdown in rural Ireland is the source of countless cautionary tales of farmers walking up the aisle with a farm and walking back down with only half of it.
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The Irish Independent - Wednesday March 30, 2011

Young farmers want pre-nups - The Irish Farmers' Association has written to the Minister for Justice Alan Shatter asking that pre-nuptial agreements be given legal status and be taken into account in divorce cases involving farms.
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The Irish Independent - Tuesday March 29, 2011

I left my wife - but we still live under the same roof... - Relationship counsellors often hear warring couples talk of a wall between them. But, for the partners in at least one broken marriage, a wall literally divides them in the house they share.
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New Warrior Training Adventure - Personal development weekend designed specifically for men.(PDF 1.4MB)
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The Irish Times - Monday, March 21, 2011

Divorce makes provision for wife's nursing home care - In divorce proceedings many years after a judicial separation with a "full and final settlement" clause, Mr Justice Abbott ordered that the husband sell a property to cover the nursing home costs of his former wife.
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The Irish Times - Monday, March 21, 2011

Complaints about solicitors increase - COMPLAINTS TO the Law Society about solicitors increased by more than 20 per cent in the 12 months to last September, compared with a year earlier.
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Amen notification - 16 March, 2011

Free & informal get-together - for Dads, All Ages, All Stages. 10.30 am - 12.30 pm each Tues from Feb 15th 2011.
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Irish Examiner Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Mediation service for couples closes down with no warning - A STATE-FUNDED mediation service in Waterford for couples who have decided to separate or divorce has been closed down with no warning given to scores of people on a nine-month waiting list.
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Irish Examiner - Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Men's help group opens outreach clinic in Navan - AMEN is opening its first outreach clinic for men who need support but who cannot travel to the group's office in Navan, Co Meath.
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Amen Press Release - March, 2011

Outreach Support for Male Victims of Domestic Abuse - Amen Support Services Ltd are delighted to announce the opening of its first outreach clinic.
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The Irish Independent - Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Pre-nup bid to avoid land battles - PRENUPTIAL agreements are likely to become more common in the farming community in order to avoid messy battles over who ends up owning land and other assets after one partner dies.
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The Irish Times - Monday, February 14, 2011

Amount payable to wife reduced in family law proceedings - An order of the Circuit Court made in December 2009 in a family law case was varied on appeal by the husband, and the amount payable to the wife was reduced.
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www.bbc.co.uk - Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Male domestic abuse victims plea by Hartlepool Council - Male victims of domestic abuse in Hartlepool are being asked to contribute to an inquiry into what help is available.
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Amen - Wednesday January 26, 2011

People's Choice category at the IFTAS - The 2011 Irish Film & television Awards (IFTAS) has announced nominations to honour and celebrate outstanding Irish creativity, talent and achievement; to encourage a high standard of arts and technique in work produced.
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Evening Herlad - Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Fair City wife attack went over the top, admits Sarah - "When I got the scripts and read the things I was saying, I couldn't believe it. The verbal abuse was nearly worse. I was kind of going, 'God she's become really evil,' but I just of had to go with it.
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The Daily Mail - Thursday January 13, 2011

"My wife hugged me to say sorry for beating me up... then knifed me in the back" - Inside Britain's first refuge for MALE victims of domestic violence.
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Amen - Wednesday January 12, 2011

Brave Transition Year Student to Sky Dive for Amen - as part of the Young Social Innovators Project.
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The Irish Times - Tuesday January 11, 2011

Divorcees top the list for psychiatric hospitalisation - People who are divorced had the highest rate of hospitalisation in psychiatric units last year, new figures reveal.
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BBC News - Monday, 10 January 2011

Hidden male victims of domestic abuse - As many as four percent of men have been victims of domestic abuse according to crime statistics for England and Wales, and charities say an increasing number of victims are beginning to come forward.
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The Irish Times - Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Parental responsibility - THERE HAVE been many changes in the Irish family since the enactment of the 1964 Guardianship of Infants Act.
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The Irish Times - Monday, January 3, 2011

Mediation helps separating couples find accommodation in hard times - INCREASING NUMBERS of couples who decide to separate are turning to a new method of mediation in an effort to keep their costs down and avoid acrimonious and expensive court cases.
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The Irish Times - Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Parents' rights over children 'should be automatic' - FATHERS AND mothers, whether married or not, should have automatic guardianship of their children, according to the Law Reform Commission.
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Meath News and Sport - Saturday, December 18th, 2010

Abused fathers "dreading" Christmas without kids - In the run up to Christmas, Navan-based support group Amen is being inundated with calls from fathers who are being denied access to their children.
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Irish Times - Tuesday, December 14, 2010

No refuge for men - Men who are abused by their partners have very little support and often feel the legal system is against them, by FIONA GARTLAND.
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Irish Times - Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Splitting heirs over Christmas - Parents who are not going to be with their own children might be better off avoiding being with other people's children on Christmas Day and instead try to be in adult-only company, says Rita O'Reilly, manager of Parentline.
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Irish Times - Monday, December 13, 2010

Attempt to quash order for maintenance payment fails - Judge committed the applicant to prison for three months for non-payment. While in custody he appealed against his committal and against the maintenance orders.
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Irish Times - Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Dispelling myths about young dads - The stereotypical view of young unmarried fathers from lower socio-economic groups is challenged by study, writes BRIAN O'CONNELL.
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Irish Examiner - Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Calls from male victims of domestic violence soar 40% to over 5,000 - Amen, which received over 3,600 calls for help in 2009, expects this year's record figure to increase even further over Christmas.
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Amen Press Release for Christmas, December 6, 2010

Being a Father at Christmas - Christmas can be an emotive and stressful time for many families. One group that faces stress and strain during the festive period are separated and unmarried fathers.
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The Irish Times - Saturday, December 4, 2010

Court Service apologises for family law cases error - THE LAW stating that family law cases are heard in private was breached by the Courts Service.
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RTE.ie - Thursday 25 November 2010

Strong figures for Fair City storyline - The climax of 'Fair City's domestic abuse storyline has attracted over 721,000 viewers.
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The Irish Times - Monday, November 22, 2010

Pre-agreed terms mean shorter hearings in family law matters - Anne Egan outlines findings of her PhD research on family law, completed last year.
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The Star Newspaper, Friday November 19th 2010

Fair Play for Abused Husband Storyline - RTE soap praised for 'accurate' portrayal of violence.
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The Irish Sun, Thursday November 18th 2010

Fair City's Suzanne on Violent Storyline - Fair City's Suzanne has shocked viewers with her controversial hubby-beating storyline but in real life she's a perfect doting wife.
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The Press Association - Tuesday, 16th November 2010

Domestic abuse reported in Scotland 'declining' - Most of the victims were women attacked by men but there were 8,600 incidents of men being attacked by women.
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The Press Association - Tuesday, 16th November 2010

Male domestic abuse figures rise - The number of men reporting to be the victim of abuse by a female has more than doubled in less than a decade, new figures have revealed.
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www.uk.news.yahoo.com - Tuesday, 16th November 2010

Fathers 'need more child rights' - Fathers have no rights in relation to their children because the law has not kept up with the modern Irish family, campaigners say.
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The Irish Times - Monday, November 15th, 2010

Redress Board award should feature in maintenanc - It was not contrary to the Act setting up the Residential Institutions Redress Board to disclose the fact of an award under it to a family law hearing in the Circuit Court, and the award should be taken into account in awarding maintenance.
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Irish Daily Mirror, Saturday November 13th 2010

Domestic Abuse Special Investigation - It was a Fair City storyline that shocked the nation. But behind the violent attacks by character Suzanne Halpin on husband Damien in the RTE drama, is a growing real-life scourge of male domestic abuse in Ireland.
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The Irish Times - Monday, November 1, 2010

Dissenting judge calls for review and reform of marriage agreements law - Lady Hale said that the issue here may be simple, but underlying it are profound questions about the nature of marriage in modern law and the role of the courts in determining it.
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The Irish Times - Monday, November 1, 2010

Prenuptial agreement should have 'decisive weight' - The Supreme Court upheld a ruling of the Court of Appeal which had found against a High Court judgment overturning the terms of an ante-nuptial (prenuptial) agreement and awarding the husband, who had agreed before the marriage to make no claim on his wife's fortune, the sum of £5.56 million.
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The Irish Examiner - Saturday, October 30, 2010

Father wins €2k over daughter's operation details - A SEPARATED father has been awarded €2,000 after the Equality Tribunal found he had been discriminated against when he was forced to use a solicitor to access details of his daughter's tonsillectomy.
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The Evening Herald - Friday 29th October 2010

Men flood helpline over Fair City story - THE VIOLENT domestic abuse storyline in RTE drama Fair City has led to a significant rise in calls to a national support group for male victims.
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The Irish Times - Friday, October 29, 2010

Court to take redress award into account - THE SUPREME Court has ruled that a family law court is entitled to take into account an award made by the Residential Institutions Redress Board to a mother of two when deciding the issue of maintenance to be paid for her children, who are in the custody of their father.
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The Irish Times - Saturday, October 23, 2010

New Bill to recognise prenuptial agreements - The heads of the Bill are currently being prepared, but there is no date for their publication. The proposals will follow a report commissioned from an expert group by the then minister for justice, Michael McDowell, in 2007.
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The Irish Daily Mirror - Thursday, October 21, 2010

Calls To Abuse Hotline Up After Fair City Plot - CALLS to domestic abuse charity AMEN have soared since the issue was faced on Fair City.
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BBC.co.uk - Friday 15 October 2010

Scottish male domestic abuse figures rise - The charity AMIS claims there is a lack of services to help male victims of domestic abuse
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Radio Kerry - Thursday, October 14, 2010

Radio Kerry discusses male domestic abuse - interviews Niamh Farrell of Amen. (Mp3 audio file - 13 minutes)
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TV3 - Wednesday, October 13, 2010

TV3's Midweek programme discusses male domestic abuse - interviews Sandra Kelly and Declan Keaveney of Amen. (Mp3 video file - feature starts at 7 minutes into the programme.)
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The Irish Times - Monday, October 11, 2010

Mediation must top agenda in family law cases, says judge - MEDIATION MUST be put at the top of the agenda so that money that is available for the legal system is channelled into whatever alternative dispute resolution agency there is, according to Supreme Court judge Mr Justice Liam McKechnie.
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The Irish Times - Monday, October 11, 2010

English court rules for more transparency in family law proceedings - In a case where parents had been the subject of an inquiry by the local authorities into how their child sustained injuries, and who wished to publicise their experience, the experts involved in the case sought to have their anonymity maintained.
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TV3 - Wednesday, October 7th, 2010

TV3's Ireland AM programme discusses male domestic abuse - interviews Declan Keaveney of Amen. (Mp3 video file.)
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The Irish Times - Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Rights of Irish unmarried father not breached, rules European court - THE FAMILY rights of an Irish unmarried father who helped rear his children over a 10-year period were not breached by their mother bringing them to England, the European Court of Justice has ruled.
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The Irish Times - Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Statistics tell only one side of the story - Until the in camera rule is reformed, getting an accurate picture of how marriage breakdown is treated in the family law courts is impossible.
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The Irish Times - Tuesday, October 5, 2010

What happens to dads after a split - Recent research shows that when a marriage ends, most fathers are left without the family home or primary care of the children. Men who feel they were mistreated by the system tell their stories to KATE HOLMQUIST.
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The Irish Times - Monday, October 4, 2010

Seperation in a recession: Living together when a marriage ends - JUDICIAL SEPARATION is down 19 per cent and divorce down 13 per cent on last year, and it's not because relationships are improving. For many couples, "in a time of recession it's not possible to separate", says Lisa O'Hara of the Marriage and Relationships Counselling Service (MRCS).
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The Irish Times - Monday, October 4, 2010

The legal complications of seperating - IRELAND IS highly unusual in that we have a two-stage divorce regime, the result of the delayed introduction of divorce.
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The Irish Times - Monday, October 4, 2010

Upstairs, downstairs: how we made co-habiting work when the marriage didn't - At the time of the break-up, the family had just built an extension, so the builders returned to divide the three-bedroom terraced house in two, with separate entrances inside the front door - one for upstairs and one for downstairs.
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The Irish Times - Saturday, October 2, 2010

Upfronts - I'VE HAD MY share of "bathroom floor" moments over the years. That's an official Eat, Pray, Love -ism for the uninitiated.
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The Observer - Sunday, September 26, 2010

Children and divorce: the father's case - Family law has to move on from 1950s notions about gender, says a father who is going through the trauma of divorce.
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The Irish Times - Saturday, September 25, 2010

Options to avoid court 'sought by many' - PEOPLE INVOLVED in family law disputes would have to attend an information session on mediation before resorting to court proceedings, under proposals to be made by the Law Reform Commission.
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The Irish Independent - Thursday September 23 2010

My wife physically abused me for 20 years - Reluctant to report it, more and more men are becoming victims of domestic violence. John Costello reports
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The Daily Telegraph - Wednesday, September 22, 2010

The child-friendly divorce has arrived - Parenting under the stress of separation, says England's most senior family law judge, "is exceedingly difficult, and as a rule of thumb my experience is that the more intelligent the parent, the more intractable the dispute."
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RTE ten - Wednesday, September 22, 2010

'Fair City' abuse scenes 'will shock' - Flood's Suzanne Halpin will be seen attacking her husband Damien (Maclean Burke) with a snooker cue in a domestic abuse plot.
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The Irish Times - Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Separating parents use children as 'battlefield' - LONDON - Intelligent parents are more at risk of using their children as "ammunition" and a "battlefield" to carry on their disputes in a legal war after separation, England's most senior family court judge has said.
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Sunday Business Post - Sunday, 26 September 2010

Husbands the losers in divorce cases - Husbands are being ejected from their homes in 99 per cent of cases where the family law courts are giving one spouse a sole right of residence, according to a new study.
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The Irish Times - Thursday, September 16, 2010

Mediation cuts dispute resolution costs, says Chief Justice - LEGAL AID BOARD CONFERENCE: THE GOVERNMENT should foster and promote a professional mediation service and alter the perception of the courts as the first and only resort for dispute resolution, the Chief Justice has said.
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The Meath Chronicle - Wednesday, 15th September

Shanahan film in post-production - A new short film by acclaimed Navan actor Gerry Shanahan has recently finished shooting and is now in post-production in preparation for its release in the coming months.
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The Meath Chronicle - Wednesday, 15th September

Men don't have a monopoly on domestic violence - One of the most blatant anomalies of our times is that women demand equality, but only some of the time, and in certain situations - only when it suits us really. By Hilary McGrath
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TV3 - Thursday, September 09, 2010

TV3's Ireland AM programme discusses male domestic abuse - interviews Declan Keaveney of Amen. (Mp3 video file, feature begins at 5 minutes into the programme.)
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CountryMix fm - Monday, September 06, 2010

Country Mix radio feature on Amen's recent annual report - Audio file, Mp3 format.
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LMfm - Monday, September 06, 2010

LMfm radio feature on Amen, including interview with Niamh McGrath - Audio file, Mp3 format.
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The Observer - 5th September 2010

More than 40% of domestic violence victims are male, report reveals - Campaign group Parity claims assaults by wives and girlfriends are often ignored by police and media.
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Sunday World - 5th September 2010

My life improved the second I walked out on my abusive partner - Speaking on the sensitive subject of domestic abuse I expressed how I was, "shocked" at the AMEN Annual Report which revealed exceptionally high figures for domestic abuse against men. By Amanda Brunker
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The Irish Times - Saturday, September 04, 2010

Male domestic abuse calls to support group up by 80% - A SUPPORT SERVICE for male victims of domestic abuse has reported an 80 per cent increase in the number of people contacting their services after suffering abuse. By JAMIE SMYTH, Social Affairs Correspondent.
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The Irish Independent - Saturday, September 04, 2010

Thousands of men seek help after abuse by their wives - MORE THAN 3,600 contacts were made to Amen, the support organisation for male victims of domestic abuse, last year.
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The Irish Independent - Saturday, September 04, 2010

Men 'don't have a hope in hell with laws here' - "As soon as a woman has a tear in her eye and says that she is 'living in fear' she is believed."
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Breakingnews.ie - Friday, September 3, 2010

Abused men's support group to release annual report - The voluntary group which provides support to male victims of domestic abuse is launching its first annual report this morning.
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Amen - Friday, September 3, 2010

Amen Annual Report 2009 - Amen has released its Annual Report for 2009. The report provides an overview of the different types of services provided to clients by Amen. (pdf, 10mb)
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The Irish Independent - Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Parents face jail for refusing to pay child support - JUDGES will be permitted to jail men and women who refuse to pay child maintenance to their former spouses and partners under new laws published yesterday.
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The Irish Times - Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Ahern proposes to halve 12-year bankruptcy period - PERSONS ADJUDICATED bankrupt will be entitled to apply to be discharged from bankruptcy after six years rather than 12 under new proposals published yesterday.
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The Irish Examiner - Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Defaulting parents risk prison over maintenance - PARENTS who fail to keep up maintenance payments will face jail under new legal proposals unveiled yesterday, but the opposition claimed many maintenance recipients may still end up out of pocket.
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The Irish Times - Monday, August 30, 2010

Proposals to restore prison threat in maintenance cases - THE MINISTER for Justice will today publish proposals aimed at restoring the sanction of imprisonment for people who refuse to pay maintenance payments due under family law proceedings.
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Amen - Thursday, August 26, 2010

Launch of the first Amen Annual Report 2009 - Amen is delighted to announce the launch of their first ever Annual Report on Friday 3rd September at 11.00am, in their office in Navan.
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The Irish Independent - Thursday, August 26, 2010

Martina Devlin: Law not only failing fathers, it's failing their children too - Of all the subjects I have tackled, the topic that precipitated the most heartfelt emails -- an outpouring of cries in the dark -- was the way our society allows separated fathers to be isolated from their children.
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Amen - Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Fathers Count Course - Amen in conjunction with Springbaord Family Support Services, Navan are delivering a two session course entitled Fathers Count.
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Men's Heath Forum - Monday, August 16, 2010

Get up-Get out-Get Going! Challenge Runs! - 3K, 5K, 10k runs open to male competitors (and females prepared to dress as males!) on the 4th of September.
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The Irish Independent - Friday, August 13, 2010

Minister vows more rights for single dads - Equality Minister Mary White last night promised to help "decent dads" who are being denied access to their children by their former partners.
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The Irish Times - Friday, August 13, 2010

White to look at issue of single fathers' rights - Minister for Equality Mary White has indicated the plight of unmarried and separated fathers who have difficulty getting access to their children is to be addressed in the near future.
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The Irish Independent - Tuesday August 10, 2010

Men also suffer violence at home - Letter to the Irish Independent from Niamh McGrath.
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The Irish Times - Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Unmarried fathers in Germany promised greater custody rights - "Lawmakers thus place the parental rights of the father disproportionately below those of the mother, without it necessarily ensuring the child's wellbeing and without the possibility of a court examination of the reasons," the court said in its ruling.
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The Irish Independent - Tuesday August 3, 2010

New laws to protect battered partners - BATTERED partners will be spared having to relive their ordeal in open court in a bid to secure more successful prosecutions.
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The Irish Independent - Thursday July 22, 2010

Recession forcing unhappy couples to stay together, says family lawyer - THE recession has forced a growing number of unhappy couples to live together, according to a top family lawyer.
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The Irish Times - Thursday July 22, 2010

Dramatic rise in debt and insolvency cases - A DRAMATIC rise in cases involving debt, insolvency and the winding-up of companies has been recorded in the annual report of the Courts Service.
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The Irish Times - Wednesday July 21, 2010

Divorce at lowest level for 10 years - The number of people seeking an end to their marriages through judicial separation or divorce has fallen dramatically to its lowest level for a decade.
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BBC News, Northern Ireland - July 20, 2010

Woman 'lied about child abuse' in divorce case - A High Court judge in Belfast has concluded that a woman involved in a divorce case falsely accused her ex-husband of sexually abusing their children.
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The Herald, Scotland - July 9, 2010

Male abuse victims face extra barriers - Counsellors can struggle to help men who are in abusive relationships, because political correctness and their own assumptions get in the way, according to new research.
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The Irish Times - Monday, July 5, 2010

Lawyers urged to 'buy into' non-adversarial mediation - More lawyers need to become involved in mediation, a group of lawyer and non-lawyer mediators told CAROL COULTER.
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The Irish Times - Friday, June 25, 2010

Unmarried fathers urged to seek legal status as guardian - MANY UNMARRIED fathers still don't know that they have no rights to their child unless they have guardianship, the annual general meeting of Treoir has heard.
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The Irish Times - Monday, June 14, 2010

Legal Aid Board is keen to move mediation into the mainstream - The board is considering ways to actively promote the use of mediation and has organised training for some solicitors.
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The Irish Times - Saturday, June 5, 2010

Ireland opts out of scheme to harmonise divorce laws - IRELAND OPTED out yesterday when European justice ministers cleared the way for the EU to deploy new family law powers by allowing a group of countries to recognise each other's divorce laws.
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The Daily Mail - Monday, May 24, 2010

It's the side of domestic abuse you rarely hear about. But here, one wife shockingly admits... I was a husband beater - Losing control: Florence Terry would lash out at her husband. She now helps others to overcome conflict.
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The Irish Times - Friday, May 21, 2010

Court rules child must be returned to Latvia - THE SUPREME Court has ruled that a young girl was unlawfully brought from Latvia to Ireland by her mother against her father's wishes and must be returned for the Latvian courts to decide issues of custody and access.
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The Irish Times - Monday, May 17, 2010

No 'de facto' family in Ireland for unwed father - High Court Judgement: An unmarried father of three who had not applied for guardianship of his children did not have legal custody, and therefore could not seek under the Hague Convention on Child Abduction to have them returned from the UK to which they had been taken by their mother without his consent.
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The Irish Independent - Thursday, May 13, 2010

A new piece of feminist victimhood-folderol has entered the governing ideology of this state - Irish "multiculturalism" now embodies much of our strange politico-legal value-system, and this mysterious hybrid invariably exhibits a curious partiality when it comes to adjudicating on crimes in which the perpetrator is a woman and the victim is a man.
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The Irish Times - Thursday, May 13, 2010

Damages award over interim barring order upheld -THE SUPREME Court has unanimously dismissed the State's bid to overturn an award of €214,000 in damages to a Dublin man who successfully challenged the constitutionality of laws under which his wife got an interim barring order against him.
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The Irish Times - Monday, May 10, 2010

Guardians ad litem at risk in new child care Bill - THE NEW Child Care Bill could adversely affect the rights of children in the care of the State.
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The Irish Times - Thursday, May 6, 2010

Number of child abduction cases in 2009 down slightly on previous year - IRISH AUTHORITIES received 136 cases of child abduction last year, a slight drop on the number of cases notified in 2008.
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The Irish Examiner - Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Law on guardianship - Unmarried fathers no legal rights - Every child should be entitled to know his or her father and mother, but there is a danger that the unmarried father could be totally excluded from the lives of their children due to outdated family law practices.
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The Irish Times - Monday, May 3, 2010

Northside Community Law Centre celebrates 35 years - During turbulent times, the Coolock Community Law Centre opened its doors in the Northside Shopping Centre.
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The Irish Times - Saturday, May 1, 2010

Unmarried fathers - IT IS clear that legislative reform is required to uphold the rights of unmarried fathers, taking account of social changes which have had such a significant effect on the shape of family formulation and make-up.
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The Irish Times - Thursday, April 29, 2010

Unmarried father loses removal of children case - THE HIGH Court has rejected a challenge by a man to the legality of the removal by his former partner of their three children to England to live
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The Irish Times - Thursday, April 29, 2010

Ruling stresses no such thing as 'de facto family' in law - ANALYSIS: The High Court has stated that in family law the Constitution has priority over European law, writes CAROL COULTER Legal Affairs Editor.
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The Irish Times - Thursday, April 29, 2010

Change in guardianship law urged - The Labour Party has called for an updating of the guardianship law after the High Court yesterday rejected a challenge by a man to the legality of the removal by his former partner of their three children to England to live.
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BBC News - Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Helpline for male abuse victims - Scotland's first helpline for male victims of domestic abuse has gone live.
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The Irish Times - Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Father's custody challenge rejected - The High Court has rejected a challenge by a man to the legality of what the court described as the "reprehensible" removal by his former partner, with whom he had a ten year relationship, of their three children to England to live.
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The Sunday Independent - Sunday, April 25, 2010

Group in call to aid family harmony - A new support group for parents and children alienated from each other has called for 100 mothers or fathers affected by the problem to come forward.
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The Sunday Independent - Sunday, April 18, 2010

Couples who never tied the knot will be bound by law - Cohabiting partners need to take an interest in their legal rights, because they are about to change, writes Roisin Burke.
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The Irish Times - Friday, April 16, 2010

Another step towards criminalising fatherhood - Family 'contact centres' will normalise the wrongdoings of a heartless, misandrist family law system.
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The Irish Times - Tuesday, April 13, 2010

At the centre of broken family life - THE DISMAL choice between going to a park on a rainy day or a local fast-food restaurant is one that many separated fathers face during a precious hour or two with their children on a Saturday afternoon.
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The Irish Times - Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Child contact centres to open in Dublin - THE MINISTER for Children, Barry Andrews, will announce the setting up of two child contact centres in Dublin in the coming weeks, he indicated yesterday.
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The Irish Times - Monday, April 12, 2010

Family service calls for contact centres - THE GOVERNMENT should set up 37 specialist centres to facilitate meetings between children and parents who face difficulties when couples' relationships break down, a report published today has recommended.
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The Irish Times - Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Cohabiting couples - COHABITING COUPLES are the fastest growing family unit in the State.
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www.jezebel.com - Wednesday April 7th, 2010

Domestic Violence: Are Women As Abusive As Men? - Recent research on gender and aggression raises some difficult questions: Do women commit as much domestic violence as men? And does it matter?
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The Irish Times - Monday, April 5, 2010

Cohabitants to have legal rights after five years - THE CIVIL Partnership Bill is likely to be amended to extend the period of time a couple can cohabit before legal obligations come into force from three to five years, it is expected.
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The Irish Examiner - Monday, April 5, 2010

Law on civil partnership enacted by summer - A NEW law which will give people in long-term relationships many of the statutory rights of married couples is expected to be on the statute books before the summer.
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The Sunday Tribune - Sunday, April 4, 2010

'I genuinely don't want to hurt people and if I did, then I'm sorry' - Controversial newspaper columnist Brenda Power goes head to head with Una Mullally on marriage, children, gay rights and materialism.
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The Irish Times - Monday, March 29, 2010

Will debt let us part? - DIVORCE : The property crash has left many couples who want to divorce with no option but to live together.
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The Irish Times - Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Plan to grant legal rights to cohabiting couples criticised - THE GOVERNMENT has been urged to scrap legislation that will introduce legal rights for unmarried couples who separate because it will provide a "bonanza" for lawyers as couples look to secure a share of each other's wealth.
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The Irish Times - Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Cohabiting couples finally set for a legal embrace - The Civil Partnership Bill contains proposals aimed at giving legal protections to cohabitants at the end of a relationship - analysis by CARL O'BRIEN.
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Cosmopolitan - April, 2010

'Her Fist Slammed into my Face' - David never imagined he would fall victim to domestic violence. Here he shares his shocking story and asks others to take this crime seriously...
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The Irish Independent - Thursday, March 18, 2010

Martina Devlin: Separated parents must put children's rights first - Some women have no compunction about using a child to punish its father -- even if the child is injured in the process.
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The Irish Independent - Thursday, March 18, 2010

Thousands of dads not on birth certs avoid child payouts - Dail to debate rights of unmarried fathers.
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BBC News Online - Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Confidential advice for male victims of domestic abuse - Male victims of domestic abuse will be able to access help through a dedicated service being set up in Scotland.
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The Irish Examiner - Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Labour wants guardianship rights for unmarried fathers - UNMARRIED fathers should be given the automatic right of guardianship of their children, the Labour party has insisted.
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The Irish Times - Monday, March 15, 2010

Call for guardian status for all fathers - UNMARRIED FATHERS should be granted automatic guardianship on the birth of their children, the Equality Authority has said.
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The Irish Times - Saturday, March 13, 2010

Labour Bill on unmarried fathers - A Bill to enhance the parental rights of unmarried fathers is to be launched on Monday by Labour's equality spokeswoman Kathleen Lynch.
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The Blanch Informer - March, 2010

Helping male victims of domestic violence - Many people do not believe that men can be victims of domestic abuse.
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The Irish Examiner - Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Strategy on domestic violence welcomed - ORGANISATIONS supporting victims of domestic and sexual violence have welcomed the publication of the first national strategy to deal with such crimes.
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The Irish Independent - Wednesday, March 10, 2010

One-stop shop to help abuse victims - A 'One-Stop Shop' providing services to victims of sexual assault, domestic violence and other forms of abuse is urgently needed, Justice Minister Dermot Ahern said last night.
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The Irish Times - Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Plan to combat domestic violence outlined - MINISTER FOR Justice Dermot Ahern has insisted that a national strategy to improve the State's response to domestic violence will be properly resourced despite cuts in funding for the sector.
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The Irish Times - Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Absentee fathers 'must all pay' - UNEMPLOYED AND low-waged absentee fathers may be forced to pay maintenance for their children.
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The Irish Independent - Saturday, March 6, 2010

Chaotic family courts suffering with inexperienced judges, says Shatter - THE family law courts are a "dysfunctional system operating in a chaotic manner", a legal conference has heard.
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The Irish Times - Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Mediation urged as alternative to litigation - THE PROMOTION of mediation as an alternative to litigation is a governmental task, according to the Chief Justice John Murray.
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The Irish Times - Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Separation is not just about the parents - WHEN PARENTS separate it has an impact on the children of the couple. We know this to be true; what we can't predict as confidently is how much of an impact and how negative an impact it might have. By David Coleman.
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Sky News - Monday, March 1, 2010

Spotlight On Male Victims Of Domestic Abuse - A support group is claiming that a man dies every three weeks in the UK because of domestic violence.
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The Irish Independent - Friday, February 26, 2010

Want to protect children? Then promote marriage - The ESRI published a major report on the Irish family that had been commissioned by the Family Support Agency. By David Quinn.
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The Irish Times - Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Hanafin reviews lone-parent payment - MINISTER FOR Family Affairs Mary Hanafin is considering the removal of the one-parent family allowance when a child reaches 13 years of age, rather than the current cut-off age of 22.
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The Irish Times - Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Dads face uphill battle for access - Thousands of Irish fathers are finding they have no option but to take the legal route.
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The Irish Independent - Tuesday, February 23, 2010

More married couples breaking up after birth of their first child - MARRIED couples are up to 30pc more likely to split up after the birth of their first child than those with no children or more than one, a groundbreaking study on families in Ireland has found.
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The Irish Independent - Friday, February 19, 2010

Arguing parents fined for neglect of twins (3) - A SEPARATED couple left their three-year-old twins outside in the rain for 20 minutes while they argued over who should mind them.
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The Irish Times - Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Committee finalises child rights proposals - The wording for a referendum recognising the rights of children as individuals, will be recommended by the Oireachtas committee on the constitutional amendment on children in its final report today.
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The Irish Times - Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Authorities left without guidance by lack of defined rights of child - The courts have been reluctant to rule on a situation where the rights of the child conflict with the rights of the constitutional family, as they clearly did in this case.
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The Irish Independent - Monday, February 15, 2010

Jealous love-cheat killed husband in drunken frenzy - A mother-of-four stabbed her husband to death in a drunken rage, after she betrayed him by running off with one of his friends.
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Irish Examiner, Saturday, February 13, 2010

Couples in marriage counselling up by 10% - THE Catholic marriage service Accord has unveiled new figures which show a 10% increase in the number of couples seeking marriage counselling in 2009.
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Breakingnews.ie, Thursday, February 11, 2010

Woman charged after man stabbed in eye with stiletto - Police said the stiletto penetrated the eye socket and touched the victim¹s brain.
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The Irish Times - Thursday, February 11, 2010

Referendum on children's rights considered - Taoiseach says the report of the Committee on the Constitution dealing with the rights of children will be launched next week.
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Irish Independent, Thursday, February 11, 2010

Jilted lover murdered victim by lacing curry with poison - Man was blind, paralysed an hour after eating dish.
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Irish Examiner, February 08, 2010

Number waiting for free legal aid doubles to 2,200 - MORE than 2,200 people are on waiting lists for free legal representation from solicitors and barristers - almost double the number waiting two years ago.
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The Irish Times, 2nd February 2010

Man claims wife used blackmail over divorce - Claims that charges of indecently assaulting his son were brought against him by his estranged wife to blackmail him into agreeing a divorce on terms favourable to her.
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Irish Examiner, February 02, 2010

Concerns child services report not getting local input - Review of Adequacy of Child and Family services is now being prepared without the formal input of local reports as it was in previous years.
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The Irish Times, 1st February 2010

Lisbon may have impact on children's rights - THE LISBON Treaty could have a major impact on children's rights in the Irish courts, a child law expert told the Four Jurisdictions Family Law Conference.
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The Meath Chronicle, 30th January 2010

Cleary book adapted for stage - An issue-based play about male victims of domestic abuse based on a book by Mary Cleary is being staged in Wexford this week.
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BBC News Online - 26 January, 2010

Wife 'threw deep fat fryer at me' - Mr B said he had no-one to speak to while he was being abused, adding: "My ex-wife threatened me a few times with a knife. On one occasion she told me if I went to sleep I would be stabbed."
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The Evening Herald, January 25th, 2010

Ahern targets dads dodging child payments - Justice Minister Dermot Ahern is to explore ways of closing a legal loophole, which was highlighted by a Supreme Court ruling in June last year.
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RTE, Ear to the Ground, January 12th, 2010

Video feature: Darragh McCullough investigates domestic violence against Men, including interview with Amen's Mary Cleary - Available on the RTE site until February 2nd, 2010.
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TV3, The Morning Show, January 12th, 2010

Video Interview with Declan from Amen, former Garda, on the domestic violence he endured - Interview starts at 3.22 mins, finishes at 21.22 mins
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The Weekender, January 9th, 2010

Calls to male abuse victims centre soar - Massive increase in calls to Meath Centre. By Niamh Cahill.
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The Irish Times - Thursday, January 7, 2010

'Psychological violence' to be offence - THE FRENCH government is considering the introduction of a law to punish those who repeatedly insult or threaten their spouse or partner. by RUADHAN Mac CORMAIC.
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Amen Press Release, Wednesday, December 23th, 2009

Being a Father at Christmas - One group that faces stress and strain during the festive period are separated and unmarried fathers.
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The Daily Telegraph, Monday, December 07, 2009

'Barbaric' family courts behind 'state sponsored kidnap' - Bob Geldof - The singer and anti-poverty campaigner described the current child custody laws as "barbaric and abusive" and dismissed the system as a "disgraceful mess".
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The Kildare Nationalist, Friday, December 4, 2009

Men can be victims of demestic violence too - by Noel O'Driscoll of the Kildare Nationalist newspaper.
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Irish Times Monday, December 14, 2009

Implications of judgment on fathers' rights may be far-reaching - Recent European Court of Human Rights judgment on the rights of an unmarried father may have far-reaching implications for Ireland.
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Irish Times Monday, December 7, 2009

Rights-based approach to child law now widespread - Over the last 20 years, international family law has come to play an increasing part in Irish law. By URSULA KILKELLY.
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Irish Times Monday, December 7, 2009

Family rights of unmarried father violated in German courts - The court found a violation in the case of a father who was denied a judicial review of a court decision that he could not obtain a joint custody order without the consent of the mother.
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www.onlineopinion.com.au - November 27, 2009

Australia: One in three victims of family violence is male - According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, more than 435,000 men have experienced violence from their current or previous partner since the age of 15. By Greg Andresen.
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Irish Times - November 24, 2009

Call to clarify child access after divorce - Many grandparents want a clearer understanding of what access they would have to their grandchildren should their children separate or get divorced.
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Irish Times - November 23, 2009

Couples delaying separation due to credit crisis - FEWER FAMILY law cases are coming to the High Court because of the financial crisis, according to leading family law barrister Gerry Durcan SC.
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Irish Times - November 20, 2009

Child to go to Australia for domiciliary ruling - AN IRISHWOMAN who married an Australian and had a child by him there must return the child to Australia to allow courts there to determine where the child should live.
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Sky News Online - November 9th, 2009

Surge In Claims Of Child Sex Abuse By Women - New research reveals the helpline experienced a 132% rise in complaints of female sexual assaults over the period, compared with a 27% increase in reports of abuse by men.
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The Weekender - November 7th, 2009

Celebration of work of Ireland's volunteers - Meath women chosen for national honours.
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The Irish Examiner - November 4th, 2009

Barnardos: Huge instance of children suffering bullying and domestic abuse - By Jennifer Hough
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Amen Awarness Campaign - Pictures

A selection of images from our recent awareness campaign
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The Irish Times - November 2, 2009

Register of guardians' agreements found not necessary - The absence of a public register of guardianship agreements between the unmarried parents of their children did not violate the constitutional rights of such children.
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The Irish Times - October 12, 2009

Court finds objective bias in family law hearing - A family law litigant had a reasonable apprehension that a Circuit Court judge had already determined his case prior to the conclusion of the evidence, and was entitled to have the case heard by another judge.
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www.examiner.com - October 1st 2009

Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2009 - India - India is observing "Domestic Violence Awareness Month" for the first time this year to make it an International event for all men's rights and fathers' rights groups across the world. By Trudy Schuett
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The Irish Times - September 29 2009

Campaign for male victims of domestic abuse - The second annual Domestic Violence Against Men Awareness Week, organised by Amen. By Fiona Gartland
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The Irish Times - September 29 2009

Demand for legal aid up 18% due to economic downturn - By CAROL COULTER, Legal Affairs Editor
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The Daily Mail - September 24 2009

Why I loathe feminism... and believe it will ultimately destroy the family - By ERIN PIZZEY. (External link)
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The Irish Times - September 22 2009

Initiative from Accord to help couples affected by recession - By PAUL CULLEN
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Sunday Independent - September 20 2009

John and Eamon need to walk out that door - By Eilis O'Hanlon
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Sunday Independent - September 20 2009

Dear Patricia: Hurt by her disdain now I'm jobless - letters to the Sunday Independent.
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The Evening Herald - Saturday, September 12, 2009

A move in the right direction for unmarried fathers - The Law Reform Commission's proposals to give fathers and grandparents greater rights. Report by Padraig O'Morain.
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Irish Times - Friday, September 11, 2009

Unmarried fathers just want equality - The LRC has retreated from its proposal of 27 years ago that guardianship be extended to all fathers as of right. Opinion by JOHN WATERS.
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Irish Times - Thursday, September 10, 2009

Changes in unmarried fathers' rights mooted - FAR-REACHING CHANGES in the law relating to the rights of non-marital fathers are discussed in a consultation paper from the Law Reform Commission. Report by CAROL COULTER.
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Irish Examiner - Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Law Reform Commission says unmarried fathers should have guardianship rights to their children - report by Ed Carty.
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Student thanks Amen, August, 2009

Garda student thanks Amen - for a recent lecture given by an Amen volunteer in the Garda college, Templemore.
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Woman's Way - Tuesday, 11 August, 2009

Men can be Victims too - Woman's Way looks at how domestic abuse can affect men, by Aine Toner.
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The Irish Catholic - Tuesday, 6 August, 2009

Men Suffering in Silence (PDF download) - Domestic abuse against men remains a lesser known part of what goes on behind closed doors. One service stands alone in raising awareness and offering support to men who suffer abuse in the home. Mags Gargan reports.
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Metro Eireann - Tuesday, 30 July, 2009

The Other Victims - Domestic violence against men in Ireland is on the increase - and eastern Europeans and Africans are among those most affected by abuse. By Catherine Reilly
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Irish Times - Wednesday, 29 July, 2009

Woman ordered to pay €2.14m to former husband - by Mary Carolan
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The Sunday Times - Sunday, 26 July, 2009

Rise in teen girl bullies hits Ireland - Experts say equal society and ladette culture may be to blame for confusing role models.
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Irish Times - Thursday, 14 July, 2009

McAleese urges vigilance to eradicate domestic abuse - by Patsy McGarry
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Irish Times - Thursday, 14 July, 2009

Managing conflicts and negative emotions - by John Sharry
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Irish Times - Thursday, 14 July, 2009

When anger takes over
first of a three-part series on how to maintain emotionally intelligent relationships, by John Sharry
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Irish Times - Thursday, 2 July, 2009

Divorce laws are 'shambolic' - Shatter
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Irish Times - John Waters - Friday, 26 June, 2009

It remains acceptable to criminalise ex-husbands
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RTE News - Friday, 26 June, 2009

23,000 suffer from elder abuse - report
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Irish Times - Monday, 22 June, 2009

Ruling may undermine orders to pay family maintenance
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Amen win Community Award

Amen win Community Award
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Amen Awareness Campaign

Amen Awareness Campaign
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Invitation to participate in study

to investigate personality characteristics of men who have experienced any emotional/physical aggression from their female partners.
The Abused Men
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Judge Judy

YouTube - TV Courtroom Show
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Irish Times - Friday, 29 May, 2009

Reporting of family law cases may be possible
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Irish Times - Friday, 29 May, 2009

Cautious moves to open up family law hearings
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Sunday Independent - 24 May, 2009

Men, don't suffer abuse in silence
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Washington Times - Editorial - Monday, 19 May, 2009

Anti-Dad bias
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Sunday Times - 10 May, 2009

Mum jailed for telling son she loves him
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Irish Daily Mail- Wednesday, 15 April, 2009

Fathers 'can't be forced to sign birth certificates'
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Irish Times - Letters (responses to column below) - Tuesday, 7 April, 2009

Perspectives on Family Law
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Irish Times - Friday, 3 April, 2009

Empathy spurs my writings on family law
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The Irish Catholic - Thursday, 2 April, 2009

The importance of fathers
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Sunday Tribune - 29 March, 2009

Mother sentenced to two months over custody battle
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Irish Times - Friday, 27 March, 2009

New book examines workings of family law courts and recommends improvements
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Sunday Independent - 22 March, 2009

My divorced lover is busy with his children
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Evening Herald - Thursday, 19 March, 2009

Divorced couples cannot move out
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The Independent (UK) - Letters - 17 March, 2009

Social workers seek order stopping man from harassing them
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Irish Times - Saturday, 7 March, 2009

Woman loses court action to get annulment
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Irish Times - Saturday, 7 March, 2009

Inside the family courts
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Irish Times - Friday, 6 March, 2009

Surprised to feel at home at Equality Authority
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Press Release - 27 February, 2009

New Website launched for Irish dads and dads-to-be
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Sunday Independent - 15 February, 2009

Bitter land feud behind wrongful sexual assault conviction
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Irish Times - Tuesday, 10 February, 2009

Woman admits she made up sex assault allegations
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Sunday Independent - 18 January, 2009

Good Samaritan needs law's help in cases of abuse
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Alive - January, 2009

Absence of fathers 'biggest problem' for society today
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Irish Times - Friday, 14 November, 2008

Society launches code of practice for family law
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Irish Times - Law Matters - Monday, 13 October, 2008

Protection orders found to be constitutional
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Irish Times - Law Matters - Monday, 13 October, 2008

Protection orders found to be constitutional
The full text of this judgment is here.
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Irish Times - Monday, 13 October, 2008

Girls becoming more abusive and aggressive, say parents
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Irish Independent - Friday, 03 October, 2008

What happens when the victim of domestic violence is a man?
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Irish Independent - Thursday, 02 October, 2008

President calls for new debate on domestic violence
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Aras an Uachtaráin, Phoenix Park, Wednesday 1st October 2008

Remarks by President McAleese at Forum on Domestic Violence
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Press Release - Friday, 26 September, 2008

Come Forward -- Speak Out
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Irish Times - Thursday, 18 September, 2008

New rules will speed up family law cases in Circuit Court - Ahern
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Irish Independent - Tuesday, 12 August, 2008

A bird in the hand Legal aid on call
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Irish Times - Friday, 18 April, 2008

Same-sex parenting is crying out for legislative reform
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Irish Times - Opinion - Friday, 18 April, 2008

Drunk with hubris, have we reinvented wheel of life?
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Sunday Independent - 02 March, 2008

Punishment is now a dirty word
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Sunday Independent - 03 February, 2008

Why do men find it so hard to admit they are being abused by their partners?
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Irish Times - Tuesday, 22 January, 2008

Teenage angst for dads
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Irish Times - Friday, 18 January, 2008

Barristers to provide fee estimates from March under new ruling
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Irish Examiner - Letters - Friday, 21 December, 2007

Lonely days for fathers cut off from children
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Press Release - Tuesday, 18 December, 2007

Fathers at Christmas
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Irish Independent - Letters - Tuesday, 18 December, 2007

Reporting vital on male victims
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Irish Independent - Tuesday, 18 December, 2007

Unmarried father wins battle to have his children returned from UK
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Irish Times - Opinion - Monday, 17 December, 2007

Are men victims of domestic violence to the same extent as women?
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Irish Times - Tuesday, 11 December, 2007

Home violence 'affects 25%' of men
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Sunday Independent - 02 December, 2007

Alienated by sisters who simply won't listen
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Irish Times - Health Supplement - Tuesday, 23 October, 2007

Mum's not the only word
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Irish Examiner - Letters - Tuesday, 23 October, 2007

Funding Imbalance
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Irish Examiner - Letters - Wednesday, 17 October, 2007

Gender Inequality
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Psychiatry News - 3rd August, 2007

Men Shouldn't Be Overlooked as Victims of Partner Violence - By Joan Arehart-Treichel
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Irish Times - Thursday, 21 June, 2007

'Collaborative law' gives families less traumatic results
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Irish Independent - Tuesday, 19 June, 2007

Many men taking risks over pregnancy and infections
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Irish Independent - Tuesday, 19 June, 2007

Dad in bid to stop ex-partner taking daughter abroad
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Irish Times - Tuesday, 19 June, 2007

Earlier sex education call
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Irish Examiner - Tuesday, 19 June, 2007

Young men unaware of sexual risks
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Sunday Independent - 17 June, 2007

Man sues State over 'false' evidence he was abusing son
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Irish Times - Wednesday, 13 June, 2007

Barnardos wants bigger role for separated fathers
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Sunday Independent - 6 May, 2007

Women's Council badly needs some joined-up thinking
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Irish Examiner - LETTERS - Thursday, 01 March, 2007

The truth about out-of-court settlements
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Irish Times - HEALTH - Tuesday, 27 February, 2007

Yes, fathers do still matter
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Irish Examiner - LETTERS - Monday, 29 January, 2007

Domestic violence is not a gender issue
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Irish Times - LETTERS - Wednesday, 24 January, 2007

Lawyers and Marital Breakdown
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Irish Examiner - LETTERS - Wednesday, 24 January, 2007

Blaming the men: Labour stance on domestic violence challenged
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Irish Examiner - LETTERS - Tuesday, 23 January, 2007

Male victims still await fair share of resources
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Irish Examiner - LETTERS - Tuesday, 16 January, 2007

Domestic violence campaign vilifies men
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Irish Times - Monday, 15 January, 2007

Irish Times Report finds 66% of Irish people want EU to act in divorce cases
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Evening Herald - Friday, 12 January, 2007

When men are victims
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Irish Examiner - LETTERS - Friday, 12 January, 2007

Legal advert exposes opportunistic system
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Irish Times - Tuesday, 09 January, 2007

Where sexual abuse is still taboo
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Irish Times - Monday, 08 January, 2007

Gardaí find knife linked to Cork death of Uzbek man
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Irish Independent - Monday, 08 January, 2007

Solicitors may face music on 'tasteless' advert
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Sunday Independent - Letters - 07 January, 2007

FG senator calls for review of our no-fault divorce laws
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Irish Independent - LETTERS - Tuesday, 02 January, 2007

Neglecting the abused men
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Irish Independent - Saturday, 30 December, 2006

Campaign is male bashing
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Irish Independent - Monday, 18 December, 2006

Abusers and wife beaters?
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Irish Times - Monday, 18 December, 2006

Prenuptial pacts not without some value
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Irish Examiner - LETTERS -Tuesday, 12 December, 2006

Selective approach to domestic violence
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Donegal News - Monday, 04 December, 2006

Donegal's lone fathers face prejudice in community - study
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UK Independent - LETTERS - Saturday, 02 December, 2006

When blaming the 'feckless father' can harm the children
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Seanad Debate on Domestic Violence - Wednesday, 29 November, 2006

SeanadDebate.doc (180K)
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Irish Times - LETTERS - Tuesday, 28 November, 2006

Plight of older separated men
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Irish Examiner - Friday, 24 November, 2006

Male and Female victims' domestic violence
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Irish Independent - LETTERS - Saturday, 18 November, 2006

Children of the unmarried
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Daily Mail - Friday, 17 November, 2006

Fury as judge blames women for a glut of false allegations
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Irish Examiner - LETTERS - Monday, 30 October, 2006

Not even a statistic: Why were male victims left out of equation?
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Irish Examiner - LETTERS - Monday, 30 October, 2006

A hard day's night for men abused by women
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Irish Times - LETTERS - Thursday, 26 October, 2006

Prenuptial deals better than family law system
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Irish Examiner - LETTERS - Thursday, 26 October, 2006

Prenuptial deals better than family law system
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Independent - Friday, 13 October, 2006

Family law remains secret
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Irish Times - LETTERS - Tuesday, 05 October, 2006

Plight of separated fathers
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Daily Mail - Wednesday, 04 October, 2006

How marriage causes violence, by the Church
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Irish Times - Tuesday, 03 October, 2006

Alleycat Couple
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Daily Mail - Monday, 02 October, 2006

Outcry as clergy say calling God 'He' or 'Lord' encourages wife-beating
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Daily Mail - Tuesday, 19 September, 2006

Domestic violence on males 'ignored'
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Irish Independent - Monday, 18 September, 2006

Male victims of violence get 'pittance' in support
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Irish Independent - Monday, 18 September, 2006

Top garda who knows all about domestic abuse
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Sunday Independent - Letters - 17 September, 2006

Our family life marred as drink-fueled mum attacked dad
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Irish Examiner - LETTERS - Friday, 15 September, 2006

Domestic violence: no help for male victims
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Irish Times - Tuesday, 12 September, 2006

Rise in reports of domestic violence against men
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Sunday Business Post - 20 August, 2006

Access denied
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Sunday Business Post - 13 August, 2006

Tape of alleged racial abuse is admissible in case
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Evening Herald - Wednesday, 9 August, 2006

JUSTICE MUST BE SEEN TO BE DONE - FOR THE SAKE OF LOVING DADS
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Dorset Daily Echo - Tuesday, 18 July, 2006

Help at hand for male domestic abuse victims
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The Times - Wednesday, 28 June, 2006

Children's right to anonymity ended for family courts
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Sunday Independent - Life - 18 June, 2006

Domestic Violence against men
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Spiked - Thursday, 15 June, 2006

Doctors cannot stop domestic violence
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National Post, Canada - Wednesday, 14 June, 2006

Welcome to the matriarchy
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National Post, Canada - Wednesday, 14 June, 2006

Domestic violence isn't one-sided
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Evening Herald - Monday, 12 June, 2006

Depressed men suffer in silence
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Daily Mail - Wednesday, 29 May, 2006

Conduct in court
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Irish Times - Tuesday, 23 May, 2006

My Working Day
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Irish Times - Wednesday, 17 May, 2006

A new era in family law
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Irish Independent - Wednesday, 17 May, 2006

20,000 children at risk of not knowing their dads
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Washington Times - Friday, 12 May, 2006

Family violence soars
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Americus Times-Recorder - Friday, 05 May, 2006

Jury acquits Rucker Smith
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Sunday Tribune - LETTERS - 01 May, 2006

'With half my worldly goods I thee endow'. . .
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Sunday Tribune - LETTERS - 16 April, 2006

Braiden's position on Board of the Court Service is an affront
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Sunday Independent - LETTERS - 09 April, 2006

Dear Sir
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NewsWithViews.com - 09 April, 2006

Child Support Gold-Diggers
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Sunday Independent - 02 April, 2006

The heartache of a loving granny frozen out by son's marriage split
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Irish Times - Friday, 31 March, 2006

Letter from Amen to Amnesty conference delegates
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Sunday Independent - 26 March, 2006

I'm sick with worry for my granddaughter's safety
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Irish Times - Tuesday, 14 March, 2006

An Irishman's Diary
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Examiner - Monday, 20 February, 2006

Surprising omission on domestic violence
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Irish Times - Wednesday, 08 February, 2006

Father wins costs in medical records case
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Irish Examiner - LETTERS - 16-25 January, 2006

Funding for domestic violence
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Irish Examiner - LETTERS - Wednesday, 25 January, 2006

O'Reilly 'wrong to refuse access to records'
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Irish Times - Wednesday, 25 January, 2006

Information officer erred in denying father access to records
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Irish Times - LETTERS -- Wednesday, 25 January, 2006

Funding for violence victims
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Sunday Times - 22 January, 2006

No room for fathers’ rights in constitution
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Irish Times - LETTERS - Friday, 20 January, 2006

Rights of fathers in family law
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Irish Times - An Irishman's Diary - Monday, 16 January, 2006

Silence hides this injustice
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Irish Times - An Irishman's Diary - Monday, 16 January, 2006

Silence hides this injustice - John Waters
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Irish Times - LETTERS - Monday, 16 January, 2006

Lack of support for male victims of violence
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Sunday Times - 10 January, 2006

Study finds one in three are victims of domestic violence
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Sunday Independent - 27 November, 2005

One-size feminism can't be designed to fit all
news

Irish Independent - Saturday, 26 November, 2005

Divorce is just no big deal in Ireland any more
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UK Times - Thursday, 17 November, 2005

Blair orders abolition of failing child support body
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Independent UK - Sunday, 13 November, 2005

Record numbers of men are being hit by their stressed-out wives and girlfriends
'I went frantic, punching him'
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Irish Independent - Saturday, 12 November, 2005

Judge turns his anger on 'black widows'
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Irish Examiner - Friday, 11 November, 2005

Constitution 'inconsistent' with life
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Irish Independent - Thursday, 10 November, 2005

It's better that parents be family-friendly than alone
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Irish Examiner - LETTERS - Wednesday, 09 November, 2005

EastEnders stars strike a blow for male victims
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Irish Independent - Wednesday, 09 November, 2005

Wife murders husband in new attack
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Irish Examiner - Tuesday, 08 November, 2005

Pharmacy chain to offer 'men's NCTs'
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Irish Examiner - Tuesday, 08 November, 2005

Actors' stories inspire callers
news

Irish Times - OPINION - Monday, 07 November, 2005

Double standards on violence
news

Irish Independent - Monday, 07 November, 2005

Are men dying of fear?
news

Irish Independent - Monday, 07 November, 2005

EastEnder a-genders
news

Sunday Times UK - 06 November, 2005

The female ninjas are stirring
news

Sunday Independent - 06 November, 2005

Media, hypocrisy and the dark side of the Sun
news

Daily Mirror - Friday, 04 November, 2005

TROUBLE 'N STRIFE
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Daily Star - Friday, 04 November, 2005

The Bruise Brothers
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Amen Press Release - Friday, 04 November, 2005

Media coverage of male victims of domestic violence
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Sunday Times UK - 23 October, 2005

Feminists trip up on man tax
news

Irish Times - Monday, 17 October, 2005

How State usurps role of fathers
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Irish Independent - LETTERS - Monday, 17 October, 2005

The price of separation
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Irish Examiner - LETTERS - Monday, 17 October, 2005

Cowardly stance of our henpecked rulers
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Irish Times - Saturday, 15 October, 2005

Most children thrive in a stable marriage
news

Irish Times - LETTERS - Monday, 10 October, 2005

Domestic Violence and Gender
news

Edmonton Journal Sunday, 09 October, 2005

Abuse Against Men Ignored
news

Amen response - Wednesday, 27 July, 2005

To Margaret Martin Letter
news

Irish Times - LETTERS - Thursday, 21 July, 2005

Gender and Violence: Margaret Martin
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Irish Times - OPINION - Monday, 18 July, 2005

Two sides to domestic violence
news

Irish Examiner - LETTERS - Monday, 18 July, 2005

Feminist line on home violence rejected
news

Amen response - Wednesday, 13 July, 2005

To Seán Love article
news

Irish Times - Tuesday, 12 July, 2005

Ending secrecy is a good beginning
news

Irish Times - OPINION - Tuesday, 12 July, 2005

Save your anger for perpetrators of abuse
news

Irish Examiner - LETTERS - Saturday, 9 July, 2005

Domestic violence: the truth is out
news

Irish Examiner - LETTERS - Thursday, 7 July, 2005

Amnesty ignores men abused by women
news

Irish Independent - Wednesday, 6 July, 2005

15pc of women severely abused by their partners
news

Irish Examiner - Wednesday, 6 July, 2005

15% of women and 6% of men 'severely abused by partner'
news

Irish Times - OPINION - Monday, 4 July, 2005

Amnesty surrenders credibility
news

Irish Independent - LETTERS - Thursday, 30 June, 2005

One-quarter of women victims of sex abuse, says Amnesty
news

Amen View - Wednesday, 29 June, 2005

Amnesty's anti-man campaign
news

Irish Times - Monday, 27 June, 2005

Violence and women
news

Irish Examiner - LETTERS - Saturday, 25 June, 2005

Male crime victims also need support
news

Irish Times - LETTERS - 19 June, 2005

Amnesty, Violence and Gender
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Wednesday, 15 December, 2004

Landmark High Court ruling: Father can access daughter's hospital files (140K PDF)
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Wednesday, 09 October, 2002

Landmark Supreme Court ruling: Interim Barring Orders are unconstitutional
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