Even in smaller countries ‘Parental Child Abduction’ is at epidemic proportions. THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE and The Central Authority for Child Abductions in IRELAND dealt with 147 new cases of suspected child abductions in 2012, figures rel…eased by the department have revealed. The new cases for 2012 involved 192 children. 83 of the cases related to attempts to bring children out of the country while the remaining 64 cases dealt with children entering the State. When broken down by country, the 147 new cases included the following: 46% (68) involved the United Kingdom 10% (14) involved Poland 8% (12) involved Latvia 24% (36) involved other European countries 12% (17) other contracting states (i.e. USA; Canada; Australia; South Africa) Parental Child Abduction is affecting small children in all countries around the world yet, very few hear about these poor children.