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Adoption tracing legislation ‘risks being found unconstitutional’, O'Gorman tells Committee
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Adoption tracing legislation ‘risks being found unconstitutional’, O'Gorman tells Committee

Sep 28th 2021, 5:35 PM 7,459 Views 2 Comments

Failure to balance the privacy rights of mothers with the identity rights of children could spark legal challenges to new laws, he said.

O'Gorman says term 'birth mother' is 'reductive and hurtful' ahead of legislation debate
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O'Gorman says term 'birth mother' is 'reductive and hurtful' ahead of legislation debate

Sep 28th 2021, 11:36 AM 26,736 Views 34 Comments

The minister is set to discuss the Birth Information and Tracing Bill at a meeting of the Oireachtas Children’s Committee this afternoon.

Vomiting and fever among side effects experienced by children who took part in GSK trials
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Vomiting and fever among side effects experienced by children who took part in GSK trials

Sep 1st 2021, 2:18 PM 51,890 Views 15 Comments

The pharma company has today published information about nine trials it carried out in Irish institutions between 1934 and 1973.

Donnelly says all restrictions should be gone by Christmas, Holohan says he hopes 'much sooner'
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Donnelly says all restrictions should be gone by Christmas, Holohan says he hopes 'much sooner'

Updated Aug 24th 2021, 3:15 PM 49,251 Views 61 Comments

Cabinet will meet next week to sign off on a reopening plan.

O'Gorman 'welcomes' new report that contradicts findings of Mother and Baby Home Commission
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O'Gorman 'welcomes' new report that contradicts findings of Mother and Baby Home Commission

Updated Jul 12th 2021, 4:20 PM 25,970 Views 37 Comments

A new report has found “significant evidence” of inhuman treatment and forced adoptions in Mother and Baby Homes.

Hungarian government writes to Ireland and EU ministers over criticism of anti-LGBT law
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Hungarian government writes to Ireland and EU ministers over criticism of anti-LGBT law

Jul 9th 2021, 4:02 PM 53,551 Views 116 Comments

Leaders from 17 EU countries condemned the Hungarian law last month.

Department 'in breach of EU law' unless it gives health records to Mother and Baby Home survivors
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Department 'in breach of EU law' unless it gives health records to Mother and Baby Home survivors

Jul 9th 2021, 12:05 AM 13,146 Views 25 Comments
  • A data expert says the Minister for Children's approach breaches GDPR, Órla Ryan writes
  • Survivors have said a GP should not be involved in the process - at odds with the Department
  • Minister Roderic O'Gorman is in discussions with Cabinet colleagues about new regulations
Minister for Equality praises people of Waterford for 'incredible solidarity' with LGBTQ+ community
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Minister for Equality praises people of Waterford for 'incredible solidarity' with LGBTQ+ community

Updated Jun 21st 2021, 4:15 PM 17,225 Views 0 Comments

There have been a number of anti-LGBTQ+ incidents in this city so far this Pride Month.

'It sends a clear message': Government minister to visit Waterford after Pride flags burned in city
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'It sends a clear message': Government minister to visit Waterford after Pride flags burned in city

Jun 18th 2021, 6:30 AM 16,749 Views 0 Comments

There has been a recent string of anti-LGBTQ+ incidents in the city.

Mother and Baby Homes: State argues that Philomena Lee and others taking legal action aren't recognisable in report
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Mother and Baby Homes: State argues that Philomena Lee and others taking legal action aren't recognisable in report

Jun 16th 2021, 10:00 AM 18,587 Views 0 Comments
  • A number of survivors are seeking judicial reviews of the Commission of Investigation's final report
  • The Government is set to argue that Lee and others taking legal action are not identifiable in the final report, Órla Ryan reports
  • It will also stress the fact that, although set up by the Government, the Commission acted independently
Committee 'disappointed' by commissioners' refusal to attend meeting but 'accepts it'
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Committee 'disappointed' by commissioners' refusal to attend meeting but 'accepts it'

Jun 15th 2021, 4:13 PM 8,457 Views 14 Comments

The Oireachtas Children’s Committee will work “very closely with the minister and the department regarding the next steps”.

'I am fuming, it's so disrespectful': Survivors react to commissioners' refusal to appear before Oireachtas
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'I am fuming, it's so disrespectful': Survivors react to commissioners' refusal to appear before Oireachtas

Jun 12th 2021, 12:10 AM 19,213 Views 0 Comments
  • Mother and Baby Home survivors say recent developments have silenced them all over again, Órla Ryan reports
  • One of the women taking legal action against the Commission's findings says she will continue to fight for justice
  • The commissioners have refused the latest invitation to appear before the Oireachtas Children's Committee
Minister tells survivors he believes them as opposition call report 'whitewashed fiction'
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Minister tells survivors he believes them as opposition call report 'whitewashed fiction'

Updated Jun 8th 2021, 9:50 PM 19,336 Views 5 Comments
  • Roderic O'Gorman has told survivors that the Commission into Mother and Baby Homes was not prohibited from using their testimony
  • "For my own part, I want to be clear - you are believed," the minister said
  • Survivors and relatives have said the latest revelations are "insulting" and "dehumanising", Órla Ryan writes
24 Emergency Accommodation centres for asylum seekers to be closed this year
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24 Emergency Accommodation centres for asylum seekers to be closed this year

Jun 8th 2021, 4:51 PM 13,296 Views 21 Comments

The move is part of the government’s plan to end the institutionalised Direct Provision system by 2024.

White Paper for ending Direct Provision 'won't work unless processing times get significantly shorter' - O'Gorman
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White Paper for ending Direct Provision 'won't work unless processing times get significantly shorter' - O'Gorman

May 22nd 2021, 8:00 AM 13,212 Views 33 Comments

There are 5,225 people living in Direct Provision at present and a 1,185 people living in hotels and B&Bs.

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Covid-19 and restrictions have had 'devastating impact' on mental health of LGBTI+ young people in Ireland

May 20th 2021, 6:30 AM 10,036 Views 0 Comments

A new report provides insight into what life is like for LGBTI+ young people.

DNA testing for Mother and Baby Home sites could include 'aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews'
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DNA testing for Mother and Baby Home sites could include 'aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews'

May 18th 2021, 5:40 PM 8,385 Views 10 Comments

The minister has discussed plans for “very significant DNA-based identification process”.

'Groundbreaking' legislation will give adopted people access to birth certs and early life information
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'Groundbreaking' legislation will give adopted people access to birth certs and early life information

Updated May 11th 2021, 5:45 PM 45,994 Views 33 Comments
  • The legislation will provide a clear right of access for adopted people and others with questions on their origins to birth certs, birth and early life information.
  • The Bill will have to first undergo pre-legislative scrutiny, which is expected to take place in the coming months.
  • A separate memo addressing the issue of illegal birth registrations was brought to Cabinet this morning.
Over 1,000 people with status to remain are stuck in Direct Provision as they can't find other housing
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Over 1,000 people with status to remain are stuck in Direct Provision as they can't find other housing

May 7th 2021, 6:00 AM 13,810 Views 0 Comments

Eoin Ó Broin says these people should be included in the government’s homelessness figures.

O'Gorman stresses GSK's 'moral obligation' over vaccine trials but company's position 'remains unchanged'
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O'Gorman stresses GSK's 'moral obligation' over vaccine trials but company's position 'remains unchanged'

Updated Apr 28th 2021, 3:22 PM 33,908 Views 0 Comments

Representatives from the pharmaceutical giant met with Children’s Minister Roderic O’Gorman today.

Illegal adoption investigator says she was treated 'disrespectfully and in an unprofessional manner' by Dept
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Illegal adoption investigator says she was treated 'disrespectfully and in an unprofessional manner' by Dept

Apr 25th 2021, 12:05 AM 48,166 Views 28 Comments

She lodged a complaint about the department’s ‘failure to comply with the assurances’ provided to her.

Migrants in Ireland 'fear speaking out' about gender-based violence over worries they will lose legal status
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Migrants in Ireland 'fear speaking out' about gender-based violence over worries they will lose legal status

Apr 21st 2021, 2:34 PM 7,713 Views 4 Comments

The findings were contained in a report by the independent Anti-Racism Committee.

'Imagine someone clicked their fingers and you had no family or history, that's the reality for thousands of us'
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'Imagine someone clicked their fingers and you had no family or history, that's the reality for thousands of us'

Apr 6th 2021, 4:46 PM 13,431 Views 16 Comments

Adopted people have called for long-awaited tracing and information legislation to be published as a matter of urgency.

Campaigner Derek Leinster says Protestant survivors and those living abroad 'not a priority' for redress
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Campaigner Derek Leinster says Protestant survivors and those living abroad 'not a priority' for redress

Mar 25th 2021, 6:05 AM 22,014 Views 3 Comments

Leinster, who was born in Bethany Home in Dublin in 1941, has campaigned for redress for over 20 years.

Department says consulting firm was hired due to 'urgency' in setting up mother and baby home redress scheme
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Department says consulting firm was hired due to 'urgency' in setting up mother and baby home redress scheme

Mar 17th 2021, 9:30 AM 16,555 Views 10 Comments

The government has hired OAK Consulting to oversee the consultation process at a cost of €20,000.

Trial by Telegram: Ireland's far right mobilising on 'privacy-first' messaging app
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Trial by Telegram: Ireland's far right mobilising on 'privacy-first' messaging app

Mar 16th 2021, 12:01 AM 28,361 Views 0 Comments

Final part in a four-part investigation into the far right in Ireland analyses the growth of US-style tactics used by Irish influencers on the platform.

O'Gorman says adopted people will get birth certs and other information under new legislation
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O'Gorman says adopted people will get birth certs and other information under new legislation

Updated Mar 10th 2021, 5:10 PM 18,747 Views 15 Comments

The minister has also launched a consultation process for a redress scheme for survivors of Mother And Baby Homes.

Report into illegal adoptions estimates there are thousands of 'suspicious' files, but advises against inquiry
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Report into illegal adoptions estimates there are thousands of 'suspicious' files, but advises against inquiry

Mar 9th 2021, 4:26 PM 10,024 Views 12 Comments

Minister Roderic O’Gorman says “deep ethical issues” arise in relation to illegal birth registrations, and an inquiry may still happen.

Minister to bring memo on illegal birth registrations to Cabinet next week
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Minister to bring memo on illegal birth registrations to Cabinet next week

Mar 3rd 2021, 2:09 PM 7,522 Views 6 Comments

The review was commissioned in 2018 but its publication was delayed.

O'Gorman says there is 'no meaningful reason' to extend Mother and Baby Homes Commission
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O'Gorman says there is 'no meaningful reason' to extend Mother and Baby Homes Commission

Feb 26th 2021, 3:02 PM 8,062 Views 9 Comments

The minister noted that members of the commission “can’t be compelled to come before the Oireachtas”.

O'Gorman will 'consider' State apology on Direct Provision but 'the best thing we can do is create new system'
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O'Gorman will 'consider' State apology on Direct Provision but 'the best thing we can do is create new system'

Feb 26th 2021, 11:35 AM 11,212 Views 5 Comments

Plans to end Direct Provision by 2024 were unveiled today.

TDs ask how testimony 'miraculously appeared down back of sofa', as time runs out to extend Commission
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TDs ask how testimony 'miraculously appeared down back of sofa', as time runs out to extend Commission

Updated Feb 24th 2021, 4:37 PM 33,371 Views 32 Comments

A Social Democrats’ motion to extend the commission’s term by one year had broad support but is non-binding and is not being acted on by government.

TDs still pushing for extension of Mother and Baby Homes Commission despite 'miraculous' recovery of testimony
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TDs still pushing for extension of Mother and Baby Homes Commission despite 'miraculous' recovery of testimony

Feb 24th 2021, 6:05 AM 14,773 Views 8 Comments

The commission is due to dissolve on 28 February but a number of TDs want its term extended amid concerns over deleted audio recordings.

Audio recordings of Mother and Baby Home testimony can be retrieved, Dept confirms
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Audio recordings of Mother and Baby Home testimony can be retrieved, Dept confirms

Feb 23rd 2021, 7:58 PM 10,689 Views 18 Comments

The Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes has agreed to deposit the recordings with the Department.

Restrictions for March to be set out 'with clarity' this week, minister says
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Restrictions for March to be set out 'with clarity' this week, minister says

Feb 21st 2021, 1:42 PM 66,168 Views 94 Comments

Legislation on mandatory hotel quarantine is due to come before the Dáil this week.

O'Gorman says Mother and Baby Homes Commission *may* be able to retrieve recordings
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O'Gorman says Mother and Baby Homes Commission *may* be able to retrieve recordings

Updated Feb 19th 2021, 3:10 PM 21,098 Views 56 Comments

“We all know how difficult it is to permanently destroy electronic information,” the minister said today.

If government extends term of Commission we need to know it will serve a purpose - Varadkar
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If government extends term of Commission we need to know it will serve a purpose - Varadkar

Feb 18th 2021, 2:39 PM 12,056 Views 21 Comments

The Tánasite said he could not make a commitment today that it would be extended beyond 28 February.

Audio recordings of Mother and Baby Home testimony 'cannot be retrieved', O'Gorman confirms
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Audio recordings of Mother and Baby Home testimony 'cannot be retrieved', O'Gorman confirms

Updated Feb 16th 2021, 6:44 PM 33,225 Views 53 Comments

The minister said the Commission informed him of the latest development today.

County home survivor told to contact police in England, not gardaí, over destruction of testimony
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County home survivor told to contact police in England, not gardaí, over destruction of testimony

Feb 16th 2021, 12:00 PM 45,896 Views 30 Comments

A number of witnesses have contacted the gardaí and Data Protection Commissioner to date.

Chair of mother and baby home commission declines invitation to appear before Children's Committee
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Chair of mother and baby home commission declines invitation to appear before Children's Committee

Feb 5th 2021, 2:06 PM 18,401 Views 5 Comments

Committee members are “very disappointed” by the latest development.

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