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April 7th, 2017

The love that dare not speak its name

By Matt O’Connor, Founder, Fathers4Justice As the father of three boys, I’ve long been aware that showing any affection to your children in public can land you in hot water if you are a dad. Recent media coverage has included the story of dad Craig Darwell, who was staying in a Travelodge with his teenage […]

April 7th, 2017

F4J Founder told not to hug son in restaurant as it was ‘inappropriate’

The founder of Fathers4Justice has told The Sun newspaper of his anger after claiming a waiter told him he was making fellow diners “uncomfortable” for hugging his son. Matt O’Connor, 50, said he was in a restaurant in London with just his youngest son, Archie, 11, last November when he was reprimanded by staff. The […]

February 3rd, 2017

The heartbreaking story of Scottish dad Lee McGregor, who took his own life after losing his children

Loving dad and Aberdeen oil worker, Lee McGregor, was 31 years of age when he took his life, paralysed by grief at losing two children he desperately loved, Alicia aged 12, and Logan aged 9. While mum would often disappear for nights on end, Lee was a conscientious father who took his kids on holiday […]

September 19th, 2016

Tory MP Eric Pickles brands Fathers4Justice “the most pointless organisation in the entire world”

Tory MP Eric Pickles has told a Fathers4Justice supporter he was getting on his nerves and didn’t support equal rights for dads, before branding the campaign group “the most pointless organisation in the entire world”. Father-of-one, Adam Lowe, from Brentwood went to see his MP to ask him for help to see his young son, […]

September 12th, 2016

The London Economic: The Shocking Cost of Fatherlessness in the UK

By Matt O’Connor, Founder, Fathers4Justice While the debate around the fatherless society is normally framed by emotional and legal arguments, few have considered the seismic impact this has on our economy. The devastating cancer of family breakdown and fatherlessness isn’t just laying waste to families, it also comes at a punitive human and economic cost […]

August 30th, 2016

Irish Daily Star: Rose protestor Matt O’Connor did us all a favour

Sometimes people do us a good turn and we don’t even recognise it. Matt O’Connor presented us with an issue for consideration which for far too long has been brushed well and truly under the nation’s dirty carpet. He reminded us how we’ve consistently and deliberately abused the rights of natural fathers. And the simple […]

June 20th, 2016

Greenwich Council accused of funding drug taking at DV Charity & cover-up

Fathers4Justice today accused Greenwich Council of knowingly putting children in the borough at risk by failing to properly investigate allegations of violence and drug-taking involving children. The group say that a further allegation of drug-taking by the founder of the Greenwich funded charity, Hope Empowered, has not been investigated by the council, which they say […]

June 16th, 2016

Channel 4 / Top Dad: Ashley Walters talks to Matt O’Connor about why he started Fathers4Justice

Actor, rapper and musician, Ashley Walters, talks to Matt O’Connor about why he started Fathers4Justice 15 years ago. Part of Top Dad, a series of short films for Channel 4. To watch the programme click on the following link: http://www.channel4.com/programmes/top-dad/on-demand/62738-005

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