Bill entitled an Act to vindicate the rights of the child pursuant to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 20 November 1989, to give further effect to the European Convention on Human Rights done at Rome on 4 November 1950, to extend guardianship responsibilities for the purposes of enhancing and better protecting the welfare of children irrespective of the marital status of their parents, to vindicate the right of the child to the society of both of the child's parents, absent compelling circumstances, and to provide for related matters

Last updated: 1 Feb 2011

Sponsored by: Kathleen Lynch

Source: Private Member

Originating House: Dáil Éireann

History of this Bill

The Bill lapsed with the dissolution of the Dáil and Seanad

01 Feb 2011

Dáil Éireann
Seanad Éireann
  • Dáil First Stage

    1 Apr 2010

    Dáil First Stage

    The Bill is initiated or presented to the House

    1 Apr 2010

    Completed

  • Dáil Second Stage

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    Dáil Second Stage

    The general principles of the Bill are debated

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  • Dáil Third Stage

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    Dáil Third Stage

    The Bill is examined section by section and amendments may be made

    (Also known as Committee Stage)

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  • Dáil Fourth Stage

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    Dáil Fourth Stage

    Amendments arising out of Committee Stage are considered

    (Also known as Report Stage)

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  • Dáil Fifth Stage

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    Dáil Fifth Stage

    Final statements on the Bill are made and it is set down for Second Stage in the Seanad

    (Also known as Final Stage)

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    Future Stage

  • Seanad First Stage

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    Seanad First Stage

    The Bill is deemed to have passed Seanad First Stage

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  • Seanad Second Stage

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    Seanad Second Stage

    The general principles of the Bill are debated

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  • Seanad Third Stage

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    Seanad Third Stage

    The Bill is examined section by section and amendments may be made
    (Also known as Committee Stage)

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    Future Stage

  • Seanad Fourth Stage

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    Seanad Fourth Stage

    Amendments arising out of Committee Stage are considered
    (Also known as Report Stage)

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    Future Stage

  • Seanad Fifth Stage

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    Seanad Fifth Stage

    Final statements on the Bill are made
    (Also known as Final Stage)

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    Future Stage

  • Enacted

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    Enacted

    The Bill is signed into law by the President

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1 Apr 2010

As Initiated

Guardianship of Children Bill 2010

Debates

1 Apr 2010

Dáil Éireann

Guardianship of Children Bill 2010: First Stage.