President of the District Courts, H. Judge Colin Daly, will tomorrow announce the resuming of Family Law cases concerning the breaching of access and child maintenance. Such cases will be heard as a matter of urgency.
This comes as organisations have raised concerns about breaches of access and maintenance since the beginning of this coronavirus public health emergency. Speaking to RTE this morning Treoir CEO Damien Peelo said:
Since the Covid-19 restrictions came into place, the phones have been constantly ringing.
CEO Damien Peelo said they’ve “had all sorts of calls” to the information service looking for guidance on what to do.
“We’ve had issues where children have gone on their court order access or custody visit and parents have held on to the child but because they’ve said they’ve to cocoon due to suspected coronavirus for 14 days the mother couldn’t come and collect the child”.
Treoir welcome this decision as many parents have experienced huge challenges in their parenting during this pandemic with children feeling the biggest impact.
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