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Parents Who Still Cannot Speak Publicly About Their Murdered Children "Retraumatised".

File image; Kathleen Chada/RollingNews

Ban on naming child victims of violent crime lifted yesterday.

Parents who still can't publicly speak about their murdered children are being "retraumatised".

Yesterday, the Children's Act was amended and a ban on identifying child victims of violent crime was lifted.

However, there are several cases subject to separate legal orders that prevent parents speaking freely.

Kathleeen Chada's sons Eoghan and Ruairi were murdered by their father in 2013 - she was prevented talking about her children in the media until the amendment came into effect.

She says she was "gagged":

 

Kathleen Chada, who had not been able to speak publicly since last year about her two sons Eoghan and Ruairí who were murdered by their father, has welcomed the change to Section 252 of the Children’s Act

Posted by The Irish Times on Friday, May 7, 2021

Kathleeen Chada says families are angry and frustrated:

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