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New bill aims to streamline guardian-at-law system

Katherine Zappone is to be applauded for getting a lot of things right in her proposals, writes Francesca Comyn

20th April, 2017
Minister for Children Katherine Zappone Pic: RollingNews.ie

Overhauling how children are represented in child care proceedings is not an easy business and the Minister for Children Katherine Zappone is to be applauded for getting a lot of things right in her proposals to streamline the current system.

For the last two years, her department has been engaged in a review of the guardian ad litem (Gal) system - a process that has resulted in consultations and submissions from the various stakeholders' lawyers,...

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