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Saturday 25 March 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# records

This year
# Adoption Authority of Ireland
Officials warned that lack of social workers would delay giving adopted people their records
New documents reveal that officials in the AAI and Tusla had raised concerns about difficulties recruiting staff in the months leading up to the Birth Information and Tracing Act coming into effect.
New documents reveal that officials in the AAI and Tusla had raised concerns about difficulties recruiting social workers, Órla Ryan reports
In December, adopted people were informed that they may not receive their records until autumn 2023
In the months leading up to the Birth Information and Tracing Act being enacted, efforts were made to hire more staff
Adopted people 'disgusted' and 'distraught' they might not get their records until autumn 2023
Last year
# Quiz
Quiz: How much do you know about the Guinness Book of World Records?
You don’t need to know all 53,000 records don’t worry
Tusla cannot confirm how many records it has about St Gerard's mother and baby home
A report by
Órla Ryan
The Child and Family Agency refused an FOI request from Tuam survivor Peter Mulryan, saying it could not locate records about his sister.
Tusla confirms it has records about St Gerard's but can't say how many, Órla Ryan reports
The agency said it cannot read the documents unless a person requests them via FOI or under GDPR
Tusla refused an FOI request from Peter Mulryan, saying it cannot locate records about his sister
'Two babies from one family, gone': Tusla unable to locate records despite 'extensive' search
'Where is she?': Survivor of Tuam home discovers he has a second sister with no burial record
# access to records
Almost 900 people sign up to adoption tracing system - 32 have 'no contact' preference
A total of 891 adopted people and relatives applied to the new register in July.
# Weather
Hotspots: where were temperature records broken in Ireland yesterday?
Multiple weather stations in the country topped 30°C on Monday.
# New Law
Adopted people to get access to their birth certs and other records under new legislation
Children’s Minister Roderic O’Gorman said the Bill represents “a massive step forward” but campaigners have criticised elements of the legislation.
All time
Deaths in Direct Provision to be recorded and released by Department for first time
It comes after a number of TDs and Senators called for greater transparency.
# records
All survivors of institutional abuse to be allowed request access to personal data, Taoiseach confirms
The Taoiseach told the Dáil that applying GDPR will allow it to “affirm the rights of people to access their own personal data”.
# Explainer
Q&A: Why was the Commission into Mother and Baby Homes set up and what did it examine?
The commission is due to submit its final report today, over five years after it was set up.
# clann project
Mother and baby home campaigners lodge complaint over Senator's comments
The Clann Project has called for Barry Ward to make a public apology.
# Mental Health
Concerns raised for survivors 'torn apart' by 'omnishambles' of mother and baby home legislation
An adoption rights group said recent debates “have caused huge distress, with severe implications for people’s mental health”.
# Database
Legal advice is that GDPR is 'prohibited' by 2004 Act on Mother and Baby Homes Commission - Department
The minister has defended the legislation but said he regrets poorly communicating what it intends to do.
# Sealed
Q&A: What is the mother and baby home legislation passed in the Oireachtas this week?
The Bill allows the transfer of a database of 60,000 records compiled by the commission to Tusla, the Child and Family Agency.
# Industrial School
'The beatings were regular and we worked until our fingers bled': My childhood in an industrial school
Mary Harney shares her personal story on a day where the fate of records of the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes was debated on the Dáil floor.
# Commission
'When your mother cried during labour, she was paying for her sins': Stories of mother and baby home survivors read into Dáil record
Powerful testimonies of survivors from mother and baby homes were read out in the Dáil last night.
# Seanad
'The nuns sent me away with your child in a wheelbarrow': Powerful speeches in debate on mother and baby homes
Senators are debating legislation related to records compiled by the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes.
# Commission
Senators express 'serious concern' that mother and baby home records will be sealed for 30 years
The Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes is due to submit its final report later this month.
# family history
New birth, marriage and death records made available for public to access online
The records cover civil marriages from 1845, births for 1919 and deaths for 1969.
# records
Information about deaths in Direct Provision no longer released by department
Between 2003 and 2013, 53 people who lived in Direct Provision died.
# Genealogy
New historical birth, marriage and death registers available online for public to access
These records hold the births for 1917 and 1918, marriages from 1864 to 1869, 1942 and 1943 and deaths for 1967 and 1968.
Nursing home staff member accused of 'squeezing resident's face and using abusive language'
The allegations are contained in documents released to under the Freedom of Information Act.
# Radical idea
'Revolutionary' plan to wipe existing world records in athletics
The European Athletics Council has proposed the move as a way to tackle the sport’s doping problems.
# Data Protection
Poll: Do you trust the HSE with your private data?
It has emerged that 113 serious breaches of data protection occurred within our health service since March 2015.
# sweltering
2015 was the hottest year EVER on record
Experts have warned that climate change is to blame for the worldwide rise in temperature.
# no slowing down
This man has every reason to be incredibly happy today
Apple just sold a record number of new iPhones again and a date for its release in Ireland was revealed.
# july please i'm on my knees
In case you were living under a well-insulated waterproof rock, July's weather was brutal
It was bad even by historical records.
# records
'Step your game up!' - Michael Bisping has a message for Conor McGregor
Bisping says he’s responsible for the fastest sell-out for a UFC event in Europe.
# Legends
The42's alternative Leaving Cert History quiz
We test your knowledge of all-time Irish sporting records.
# music obsessive
This man's collection of 40,000 records is going under the hammer
It spans the last 60 years.
# rsd2015
Here's a quick round up of Record Store Day events around Ireland today
It’s all happening.
# history hunters
The secrets of Irish parishes will be online soon
Parish registers will be digitised by the National Library of Ireland.
# burials
Glasnevin Trust is helping with the burial of Ebola victims in Sierre Leone
Proper burials of the dead is preserving the dignity of the deceased.
# Your Say
Poll: Should ministers be allowed to keep a secret diary of official meetings?
Minister Pat Rabbitte has said he keeps one, and it can’t be accessed using the Freedom of Information Act.
# Babies
Adoption Rights Alliance cautiously welcomes inquiry into mother and baby homes
The group also want assurances new legislation regarding adoption information and tracing be considered.
# 800 babies
Tusla given "sensitive, personal" records from three mother-and-baby homes
The information relates to the Tuam home, Bessborough in Cork, and St Patrick’s on the Navan Road in Dublin.
# Movin' On Up
Xbox One and Surface tablet sales results helps Microsoft boost revenue
The company recorded $6.56 billion in net income during the last quarter, an 2.8 per cent increase from the same period last year.
# Search
Give adopted people their records, says the real Philomena
Philomena Lee is in Dublin today urging the Irish government to release adoption records.
# partnership
BOD and D'Arcy set for record-equalling 51st Test together
The long-time Ireland centre partnership reaches another milestone this evening.
# Music
Tower Records celebrates 20 years of bringing music to Dublin
The store was originally opened as part of the Tower Records chain, but is now independent.
# Bank Guarantee
Taoiseach won't say if record-keeping methods have changed in his department
Enda Kenny has bemoaned the “paucity” of documentation in his Department related to the previous government’s decision to issue a bank guarantee in September 2008 but won’t say if record-keeping methods have changed.