The Naked Truth

More than 1,000 people take up American artist Spencer Tunick’s “Dare to Bare” challenge in the grounds of Blarney Castle.

Irish Woman challenges UK Child Support Agency for alleged failure to secure maintenance

An Irish woman living in the UK has sought a declaration in the European Court of Human Rights that the provisions of the UK Child Support Act 1991 were incompatible with Article 6.1 of the European Convention on Human Rights as they denied a parent with children the right of access to a court to seek maintenance. She also sought damages against the UK Child Support Agency for the delay in trying to obtain maintenance payments from her estranged husband for her and her children. Click here to read Irish Times report. Click here to view the judgment of the European Court of Human Rights.

New Government Strategy to Accommodate Homeless People

Click here to read about the new Irish Government five year strategy to tackle homelessness by using private rented accommodation rather than emergency hostel beds.