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# adopted-people - Wednesday 12 January, 2022

Adopted people to get access to their birth certs and other records under new legislation
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Adopted people to get access to their birth certs and other records under new legislation

Updated Jan 12th 2022, 4:30 PM 29,959 Views 38 Comments

Children’s Minister Roderic O’Gorman said the Bill represents “a massive step forward” but campaigners have criticised elements of the legislation.

Roderic O'Gorman: We hope today's legislation will right decades of wrongs against adopted people
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# Adoption

Roderic O'Gorman: We hope today's legislation will right decades of wrongs against adopted people

Updated Jan 12th 2022, 2:00 PM 7,831 Views 7 Comments

Children’s Minister Roderic O’Gorman reacts to the new Birth Information and Tracing Bill launched today.

Adopted people will no longer have to attend mandatory information session when seeking records
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# New Law

Adopted people will no longer have to attend mandatory information session when seeking records

Jan 12th 2022, 6:30 AM 13,724 Views 13 Comments

The long-awaited Birth Information and Tracing Bill will be published today.

# adopted-people - Tuesday 28 September, 2021

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

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

Sep 28th 2021, 5:35 PM 7,701 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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# Adoption

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

Sep 28th 2021, 11:36 AM 27,001 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.

# adopted-people - Tuesday 11 May, 2021

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

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

Updated May 11th 2021, 5:45 PM 46,463 Views 34 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.

# adopted-people - Wednesday 10 March, 2021

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

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

Updated Mar 10th 2021, 5:10 PM 18,885 Views 15 Comments

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