This Life: We are family
One Family has campaigned for non-nuclear families to be recognised as legitimate units, and it is a process that is beginning to bear fruit, writes Siobhán Brett.
As it stands, the Irish constitution recognises the family as the natural primary and fundamental unit group of society, and as a moral institution "possessing inalienable and imprescriptible rights".
As promising and certain as this seems, the reality of the family unit has changed substantially in recent decades, a change which hasn't been mirrored constitutionally. The present reality needs to be reflected in the policy-making that affects parents, guardians, work-life balance and societal attitudes, according...
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