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The Covid-19 crisis is being used as an excuse to wrongly deny divorced or separated parents access to their children.

Although significant restrictions have been introduced to limit the spread of the virus, they do not include any prohibition on access to children by a parent who no longer lives in the same household.

The Department of Justice told the Irish Independent that as things stand, court orders must be adhered to.


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