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6 June 20232 minute read

OUTLaw: Surrogacy, Donor Conception and Rainbow Families with Claire O’Connell

6 June 2023, 17:30 – 20:00 BST

DLA Piper Dublin
40 Molesworth Street
Dublin 2
D02 YV57

DLA Piper’s Iris network in Ireland is pleased to host this OUTLaw seminar in collaboration with Irish Women Lawyers Association, on the topic of surrogacy and the Children and Family Relationships Act 2015. Claire O’Connell, who recently addressed the Oireachtas Committee on International Surrogacy, will talk about the current legal status of Irish parents who grow their families through a surrogacy journey, the proposed legal framework and the work of campaigners to influence this new legislation.

Claire is a legal clerk with the Legal Aid Board, PhD student in children’s rights/legal parentage in AHR, Board Member of LGBT Ireland.

This event is eligible for 1 hour general CPD.

In partnership with:
OUTLaw Network
Bringing together LGBT+ people and allies in the Irish legal sector.


17:30 – Arrival

18:00 – Presentation

19:00 – Drinks & networking


Claire O’Connell

PhD Student (UCC)
Board Member (LGBT Ireland)
Legal Clerk (Legal Aid Board)