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'Sections 54(1) and (2) of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008 are incompatible with the rights of the Applicant and the Second Respondent under Article 14 ECHR taken in conjunction with Article 8 insofar as they prevent the Applicant from obtaining a parental order on the sole ground of his status as a single person as opposed to being part of a couple.'The President was satisfied that, in all the circumstances, the declaration sought was soundly based in fact and law. Despite being invited to express his views as to how the incompatibility may be remedied, he declined to go further on the basis the matter related to a controversial area of social policy which was constitutionally a matter for the legislature, and for the government to decide whether or not to use the Ministerial power.