The Law Re form Commission’s proposals to extend guardianship to civil partners and to give unmarried fathers an automatic right to guardianship have been criticised by the pro-family Iona Institute.
The report on family relationships, published just before Christmas, reiterated its 1982 recommendation that all fathers, regardless of marital status, should have automatic guardianship rights.
It also made wide-ranging recommendations for reform ‘‘that reflect the changing patterns of family relationships that have emerged in...
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