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February 13th, 2017

F4J Valentine’s Day Poll shows that people think mums love their kids more than dads

A poll for Valentine’s Day has revealed that 23% of Scots believe mothers love their children more than fathers. The poll, by Progressive Partnership in partnership with YouGov, was released as part of the “Forgotten Fathers” initiative from Fathers4Justice (F4J) which aims to highlight the increase suicide risk amongst separated dads in Scotland. The campaign […]

February 13th, 2017

Fathers4Justice launch “Forgotten Fathers” campaign in Scotland

Fathers4Justice launched their “Forgotten Fathers” campaign on Valentine’s Day outside the Scottish Parliament with MSPs, Bill Kidd (Scottish Government Chief Whip) and Fin Carson. The campaign was created in memory of separated dad Lee McGregor, an oil worker from Aberdeen, who took his own life last year after losing contact with his children. His father, […]

February 10th, 2017

The Sun: Fathers4Justice back Jeremy McConnell

THE FOUNDER of Fathers4Justice has backed Jeremy McConnell in his plight to find out if he is the dad of his ex-girlfriend’s baby. Speaking exclusively to The Sun online, Matt O’Connor, the founder of Fathers4Justice said that Jeremy “needs to stand up for his rights AND the rights of the child.” He said: “Stephanie Davis […]

February 10th, 2017

The Telegraph: Hollywood’s dads must break their omertà over the crisis of fatherlessness by Matt O’Connor   

Hollywood, it seems, has a problem with the idea of parental equality. In recent years, Jeremy Renner, Jason Patric, Guy Ritchie, Mel Gibson and Alec Baldwin have all found themselves embroiled in toxic access disputes. Some of these men have been attacked in the media by their ex-partners, and now receive only limited access to […]

January 12th, 2017

Lawyers for actress January Jones threaten Fathers4Justice over campaign

Lawyers for the actress January Jones, Harbottle & Lewis, have written to Fathers4Justice putting them on notice that it would be wrong for them to continue with their Hollywood billboard campaign, which features the actress on one of their posters. John Kelly at Harbottles wrote to F4J to say, “You are on notice…it would be […]

January 2nd, 2017

The Sun: ‘It nearly killed me’. Matt O’Connor of Fathers4Justice talks about his first Christmas in 2000 without his boys

Pic: Fathers4Justice founder, Matt O’Connor, pictured with second wife Nadine O’Connor One person who knows the pain of being separated from your children at Christmas is Matt O’Connor, founder of campaign group Fathers4Justice. He exclusively told The Sun Online: “Christmas is meant to be about family. Sadly, for tens of thousands of dads, they will […]

November 2nd, 2016

Minister claims dads seek court orders to see kids in attempt to REDUCE child maintenance payments

Pic: Matt King & son / Caroline Nokes MP A government minister has told a Fathers4Justice supporter that dads who seek court orders to see their kids, do so in order to reduce their child maintenance payments. In a letter to Robert Syms, MP for Poole, the Minister for Welfare Delivery at the Department for […]

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 […]

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