Irish Family Law Handbook cover


Annotated to indicate amendments or repeals so that key legal information is quickly accessible and clearly outlined, the 7th edition includes coverage of:

- Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union (Consequential Provisions) Act 2020 Council Regulation (EU) 2019/111
- Mediation Act 2017
- Domestic Violence Act 2018
- Family Law (Divorce) Act 2019
- Child and Family Agency (Amendment) Act 2021
- Family Leave and Miscellaneous Provisions Act 2021
- Childcare Support Act 2018
- Family Relationships Act 2015

The authors have expertly selected the family law statutes to which busy practitioners need to refer on a regular basis, as well as EU regulations and the Rules of Court. Regardless of the area of family law in which you practise, this essential guide will ensure you have the latest legal guidance and reference information to hand.

This title is included in Bloomsbury Professional's Irish Child and Family Law online service.

Table of Contents

Part 1
General Family Statutes
Guardianship of Infants Act 1964
Maintenance Orders Act 1974
Family Law (Maintenance of Spouses and Children) Act 1976
Family Home Protection Act 1976
Family Law Act 1981
Domicile and Recognition of Foreign Divorces Act 1986
Status of Children Act 1987
Family Law Act 1988
Judicial Separation and Family Law Reform Act 1989
Family Law Act 1995
Domestic Violence Act 1996
Family Law (Divorce) Act 1996
Family Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1997
Land and Conveyancing Law Reform Act 2009
Civil Partnership and Certain Rights and Obligations of Cohabitants Act 2010
Children and Family Relationships Act 2015
Domestic Violence Act 2018
Family Law Act 2019
Part 2
Other Sources of Law
Bunreacht na hÉireann 1937
Article 41
Article 42
Article 42A
Part 3
Court Rules
Circuit Court Rules 2001
Order 59
Order 59A
Rules of the Superior Courts 1986
Order 70
Order 70A
Order 70B
Part 4
European Union Legislation
Council Regulation (EC) No 2201/2003
List of Abbreviations used in Index

Product details

Published 29 Feb 2024
Format Ebook (PDF)
Edition 7th
Extent 700
ISBN 9781526526144
Imprint Bloomsbury Professional
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors


Deirdre Kennedy

Deirdre Kennedy is a practising barrister.


Elizabeth Maguire

Elizabeth Maguire S.C. is a Judge of the Circuit C…