Working Group set up on Domestic Partnerships

Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform

An Roinn Dlí agus Cirt, Comhionannais agus Athchóirithe Dlí

SUBMISSIONS SOUGHT

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS ON “DOMESTIC PARTNERSHIP”

A Working Group on Domestic Partnership has been established by the

Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform.

The Working Group is to prepare an Options Paper on Domestic Partnership

for presentation to the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform by

October 2006, within the following terms of reference:

• To consider the categories of partnerships and relationships outside of

marriage to which legal effect and recognition might be accorded, consistent

with Constitutional provisions, and

• To identify options as to how and to what extent legal recognition could be

given to those alternative forms of partnership, including partnerships entered

into outside the State.

The Group is to take into account models in place in other countries.

The Working Group is now calling for submissions from any interested

person, organisation or group to provide input into its work based on the

terms of reference.

The deadline for receipt of submissions is Friday 28 April 2006.

All submissions received will be subject to the provisions of the Freedom of

Information Act, 1997, as amended.

Your submission can be forwarded to:

Working Group on Domestic Partnership

Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform

Bishop’s Square

Redmond’s Hill

Dublin 2

Tel: (01) 4790200

Or e-mailed to: Domesticpartnership@justice.ie

Author: Stephen

Cork born and bred, proud European and Irishman. Involved in many organisations and politics. Also writes for SpirtualityIreland.org and UCC Express.

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