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Name: Children Act, 1997 (No. 40 of 1997).
Country: Ireland
Subject(s): Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 1997-12-09
Entry into force:
Published on: Official Gazette, Acts, 20 p.
ISN: IRL-1997-L-48503
Bibliography: Official Gazette, Acts, 20 p.
Abstract/Citation: Amends the Guardianship of Infants Act, 1964, by providing a mechanism for the recognition of natural fathers as guardians, for taking into account the wishes of children in guardianship, custody and access decisions regarding their welfare, and for the representation of children in certain court proceedings.
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