Guardianship of Infants Act 1964

F84[Non-admissibility as evidence of certain communications relating to agreement.


23.F85[(1)]An oral or written communication between any of the parties concerned and a third party for the purpose of seeking assistance to reach agreement between them regarding the custody of the child, the right of access to the child or any question affecting the welfare of the child (whether or not made in the presence or with the knowledge of the other party) and any record of such communication, made or caused to be made by any of the parties concerned or such a third party, shall not be admissible as evidence in any court.]

F85[(2) Subsection (1) does not apply to

(a) an admission by a party that indicates a child has been abused or is at risk of abuse, or

(b) a disclosure by a child that indicates the child has been abused or is at risk of abuse.

(3) In this section, abuse means physical, sexual or emotional abuse.]




Part IV (ss. 19-30) inserted (9.01.1998) by Children Act 1997 (40/1997), s. 11, this section commenced as per s. 1(2).


Inserted (18.01.2016) by Children and Family Relationships Act 2015 (9/2015), s. 61, S.I. No. 12 of 2016.