Family and Care Amendments and Beyond – A Critical View of 2024 Referendums

The fifth annual Sherie de Burgh commemorative seminar jointly hosted by One Family and the School of Social Work and Social Policy, Trinity College Dublin examined the upcoming Family and Care referendums and their potential impact on unmarried families and carers in Ireland. You can learn more about the Referendum Campaign here.

The event took place on Thursday 22 February 2024 from 4-6pm in the TRiSS Seminar Room in Trinity College Dublin. This was a hybrid event.

Some of the event speakers spoke to camera about Sherie de Burgh and the upcoming referendums. Hear what they have to say!

Ursula Barry, Emeritus Associate Professor, School of Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice at UCD

David Kenny, Professor in Law at the Law School, TCD

Catherine Conlon, Assistant Professor, Social Policy & Course Director M.Sc. in Social Policy & Practice and M.Sc. in Child Protection & Welfare, TCD

Karen Kiernan, CEO of One Family

Event Agenda


Chair: Dr Catherine Conlon, Associate Professor, TCD

Speaker: David Kenny, Professor in Law, TCD

Speaker: Ursula Barry, Emeritus Associate Professor, UCD

Speaker: Mary Kerrigan, Founder of Cherish/One Family

Closing Speaker: Karen Kiernan, CEO of One Family