The challenges facing single parents and the status in law for children born outside of marriage.

Social Worker Anne Sherrard working in Kilkenny outlines the rights and obligations of both mothers and fathers when it comes to the status of "illegitimate" children.

Children who are born out of wedlock don't have the same rights as other children.

'This Day' broadcast on 20 October 1974. The reporter is Nodlaig McCarthy.