A mother has told a court that she is denying her ex-partner access to their son because she is protecting the boy and her family from coronavirus. The couple are estranged and live in separate homes a number of miles away from each other in Co Clare. The father hasn’t seen his 12-year-old son since March 4th and solicitor for the father, Frank Doherty stated he has been denied access on 13 separate dates in March in breach of a court order in place for access to the child. Mr Doherty stated there are 16 access dates scheduled during April. The mother said she was denying access because “the HSE is telling us not to mix with other people – that is why I am protecting my family from people coming into my house from other houses”.
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