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Divorce referendum 'to ask voters if politicians should have power to decide on 'pause period''

By: Keith Walsh
Posted on: 26-Feb-2019
Our Keith Walsh welcomes this recent announcement by Minister for Justice that referendum to reduce waiting time for Divorce will be held at the end of May 2019.

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Woman loses bid to get support from ex-fiancé after two lengthy splits February 2019

By: Keith Walsh
Posted on: 20-Feb-2019
Woman loses bid to get support from ex-fiancé after two lengthy splits February 2019

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Divorce Referendum 2019: Positive and sensible reform proposals promise an end to the divorce trap

By: Keith Walsh
Posted on: 30-Jan-2019
Dublin solicitor Keith Walsh, chair of the Law Society of Ireland’s child and family law committee, writes for Irish Legal News on the government’s announcement of a divorce referendum in May 2019. The confirmation by Ministers Flanagan and Madigan that the referendum to reduce the waiting time for divorce is to go ahead at the end of May 2019 finally brings Irish divorce law into the 21st century and marks a very humane approach to this complex area of law.

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Divorce Referendum in Ireland

By: Keith Walsh
Posted on: 22-Jan-2019
Keith was on Newstalk to discuss the new Divorce referendum in May 2019 with Pat Kenny. The referendum proposal is a reduction in waiting time for Divorce from 4 to 2 years. Currently married couples must be living 4 out of previous 5 years apart before they can start the Divorce procedure. In Keith's opinion, this is too long. Minister Josepha Madigan was very quick to get the ball rolling! 

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Updated 4 MOST IMPORTANT effects of BREXIT on Divorce and Family Law disputes concerning Ireland and the UK

By: Keith Walsh
Posted on: 17-Oct-2018
Updated 4 MOST IMPORTANT effects of BREXIT on Divorce and Family Law disputes concerning Ireland and the UK

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NEW CIRCUIT COURT RULES INTRODUCED TO MAKE RECEIPT OF COURT DOCUMENTS BY EMAIL EASIER 

By: Keith Walsh
Posted on: 16-Oct-2018
NEW CIRCUIT COURT RULES INTRODUCED TO MAKE RECEIPT OF COURT DOCUMENTS BY EMAIL EASIER COME INTO EFFECT 17th October 2018

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Best interests of child

By: Keith Walsh
Posted on: 24-May-2018

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