Irish Father Seeks Return of Son to Ireland after Mother Allegedly Abducts Son to England

Mother and Father live in Ireland with Son.

Mother and Father break up.

Mother allegedly abducts Son to Britain.

Father brings an application for Son’s return to Ireland under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction.

Father seeks guardianship of Son in an Irish Court.

A British Court orders that Mother’s and Son’s passports be deposited into Court pending further order of the Court at a hearing next month.

A spokesman for the Irish Family Breakdown Support Services notes that Ireland is in need of new laws to strengthen the legal rights of unmarried fathers in Ireland.

In the last year, Ireland has seen a twenty-five percent uptake in parental abduction cases.

Read more in this Irish Independent article: Father fights for return of son (5).