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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 […]

August 25th, 2016

Fathers4Justice storm the Rose of Tralee

Fathers4Justice founder Matt O’Connor invokes the spirit of Father Ted as he storms the stage of the Rose of Tralee beauty pageant in Ireland. Full story and press coverage below. The Irish Examiner – Matt O’Connor: Why Fathers4Justice stormed the stage at the Rose of Tralee http://www.irishexaminer.com/viewpoints/analysis/matt-oconnor-why-fathers4justice-stormed-the-stage-at-the-rose-of-tralee-417534.html   The inequality and lack of rights facing fathers […]

July 20th, 2016

UKIP Leadership hopeful promotes Shared Parenting & Family Law reform 

Bill Etheridge, UKIP MEP for the West Midlands, has launched a radical proposal for shaking up Family Law by advocating shared parenting as a default setting in the event of parental break-up. The blueprint is designed to give all parents a right in law to have a meaningful parenting relationship with their children. Nearly one […]

June 18th, 2016

Simon Danczuk MP backs Fathers4Justice

Simon Danczuk, the MP for Rochdale and his ex wife Karen, today announced their backing for the Fathers4Justice campaign. The announcement comes after Mr Danczuk met F4J founder Matt O’Connor in Parliament to discuss the issues of fatherlessness and shared parenting. Said Matt O’Connor, “We have a productive chat about the issues and it’s great that […]

June 14th, 2016

Fathers4Justice announce Child Support Strike with release of ‘Pay As You Go’ single by Rapman

Fathers4Justice today announced the launch of a Child Support Strike with the release of the single, ‘Pay As You Go’, by hip-hop artist Rapman, featuring his 10-year-old-son, Micai, who stars in the video. The track details Rapman’s battle to see his son – and his calling Fathers4Justice – after the mother denied him access because […]

June 13th, 2016

Radio Kerry: Campaign for fathers’ rights rolls out in Kerry

A campaign to give guardianship rights to separated unmarried fathers is being rolled out in Kerry. It is calling for the automatic presumption of guardianship for fathers and ensuring that children can grow up with a dad. The Fathers for Justice Campaign have launched a poster entitled Brenda Kenny which sees Enda Kenny’s face covered […]

May 30th, 2016

Greenwich Council launch investigation into drug taking and violence at kids party

Fathers4Justice today welcomed the launch of an investigation by the Director of Children’s Services in Greenwich into allegations of violence and drug taking at a contact handover involving the Hope Empowered Domestic Violence charity in Greenwich. In correspondence with Fathers4Justice, Councillor Don Austen, who is a trustee of the charity, also confirmed there was a […]

May 7th, 2016

The ‘agony’ of being a 50/50 mother? Oh please. It’s called equality – and fathers deserve their share just as much as women

Stand By Your Manhood author Peter Lloyd hits back at mums upset with 50/50 access. ‘The idea of equality seems to have come as a shock to some mothers,’ says Matt O’Connor, who founded Fathers4Justice in 2001 and, 15 years on, is still battling to get equal parenting for both parents enshrined in law. Just […]

May 7th, 2016

John Waters on George Galloway, Fathers4Justice & London The Fatherless Capital

The Gallo way: Yin and Yang, mother and father. By John Waters. The Village Magazine, May 2016. Ireland’s political and cultural magazine. Pic: The Village Magazine, May 2016. Archie O’Connor & George Galloway, Parliament, 2013. George Galloway and Mo George, London: The Fatherless Capital, 27/4/16. “104 MPs signed a motion which supported shared parenting and […]

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