According to Irish Times, many fathers in Ireland are unaware that they have no “automatic right” to their own child’s custody and guardianship. And while married and happy relationships would never unearth this sort of lack of rights, the legal trouble comes to light when mothers abduct their kids. This difficult disparity is also illustrated by the statistic that one third of births in Ireland occur in unwed relationships.

To read some of the nitty gritty details, check out the Irish Times, sauced below.