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#Roderic O'Gorman

# roderic-ogorman - Monday 12 July, 2021

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

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

Updated Jul 12th 2021, 4:20 PM 24,961 Views 35 Comments

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

# roderic-ogorman - Friday 9 July, 2021

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

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

Jul 9th 2021, 4:02 PM 53,424 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
# GDPR
# GDPR

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

Jul 9th 2021, 12:05 AM 12,809 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

# roderic-ogorman - Monday 21 June, 2021

Minister for Equality praises people of Waterford for 'incredible solidarity' with LGBTQ+ community
# Roderic O'Gorman
# Roderic O'Gorman

Minister for Equality praises people of Waterford for 'incredible solidarity' with LGBTQ+ community

Updated Jun 21st 2021, 4:15 PM 17,217 Views 0 Comments

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

# roderic-ogorman - Friday 18 June, 2021

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

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

Jun 18th 2021, 6:30 AM 16,729 Views 0 Comments

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

# roderic-ogorman - Wednesday 16 June, 2021

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

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 18,517 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

# roderic-ogorman - Tuesday 15 June, 2021

Committee 'disappointed' by commissioners' refusal to attend meeting but 'accepts it'
# Kathleen Funchion
# Kathleen Funchion

Committee 'disappointed' by commissioners' refusal to attend meeting but 'accepts it'

Jun 15th 2021, 4:13 PM 8,447 Views 14 Comments

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

# roderic-ogorman - Saturday 12 June, 2021

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

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

Jun 12th 2021, 12:10 AM 19,115 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

# roderic-ogorman - Tuesday 8 June, 2021

Minister tells survivors he believes them as opposition call report 'whitewashed fiction'
# Roderic O'Gorman
# Roderic O'Gorman

Minister tells survivors he believes them as opposition call report 'whitewashed fiction'

Updated Jun 8th 2021, 9:50 PM 19,260 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
# Direct Provision
# Direct Provision

24 Emergency Accommodation centres for asylum seekers to be closed this year

Jun 8th 2021, 4:51 PM 13,144 Views 21 Comments

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

# roderic-ogorman - Saturday 22 May, 2021

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

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

May 22nd 2021, 8:00 AM 13,053 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.

# roderic-ogorman - Thursday 20 May, 2021

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

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

May 20th 2021, 6:30 AM 10,003 Views 0 Comments

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

# roderic-ogorman - Tuesday 18 May, 2021

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

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

May 18th 2021, 5:40 PM 8,358 Views 10 Comments

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

# roderic-ogorman - Tuesday 11 May, 2021

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

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

Updated May 11th 2021, 5:45 PM 45,460 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.

# roderic-ogorman - Friday 7 May, 2021

Over 1,000 people with status to remain are stuck in Direct Provision as they can't find other housing
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

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 13,599 Views 0 Comments

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

# roderic-ogorman - Wednesday 28 April, 2021

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

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

Updated Apr 28th 2021, 3:22 PM 33,809 Views 0 Comments

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

# roderic-ogorman - Sunday 25 April, 2021

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

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

Apr 25th 2021, 12:05 AM 48,088 Views 28 Comments

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

# roderic-ogorman - Wednesday 21 April, 2021

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

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

Apr 21st 2021, 2:34 PM 7,701 Views 4 Comments

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

# roderic-ogorman - Tuesday 6 April, 2021

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

'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 13,409 Views 16 Comments

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

# roderic-ogorman - Thursday 25 March, 2021

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

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

Mar 25th 2021, 6:05 AM 21,960 Views 3 Comments

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

# roderic-ogorman - Wednesday 17 March, 2021

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

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

Mar 17th 2021, 9:30 AM 16,543 Views 10 Comments

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

# roderic-ogorman - Tuesday 16 March, 2021

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

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

Mar 16th 2021, 12:01 AM 28,008 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.

# roderic-ogorman - Wednesday 10 March, 2021

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

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

Updated Mar 10th 2021, 5:10 PM 18,655 Views 15 Comments

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

# roderic-ogorman - Tuesday 9 March, 2021

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

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

Mar 9th 2021, 4:26 PM 9,990 Views 12 Comments

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

# roderic-ogorman - Wednesday 3 March, 2021

Minister to bring memo on illegal birth registrations to Cabinet next week
# Illegal Adoption
# Illegal Adoption

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.

# roderic-ogorman - Friday 26 February, 2021

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

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

Feb 26th 2021, 3:02 PM 8,056 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'
# Asylum Seekers
# Asylum Seekers

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 11,186 Views 5 Comments

Plans to end Direct Provision by 2024 were unveiled today.

# roderic-ogorman - Wednesday 24 February, 2021

TDs ask how testimony 'miraculously appeared down back of sofa', as time runs out to extend Commission
# Mother-and-baby Homes
# Mother-and-baby Homes

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

Updated Feb 24th 2021, 4:37 PM 33,360 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
# Deleted Audio
# Deleted Audio

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

Feb 24th 2021, 6:05 AM 14,763 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.

# roderic-ogorman - Tuesday 23 February, 2021

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

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

Feb 23rd 2021, 7:58 PM 10,686 Views 18 Comments

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

# roderic-ogorman - Sunday 21 February, 2021

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

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

Feb 21st 2021, 1:42 PM 66,146 Views 94 Comments

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

# roderic-ogorman - Friday 19 February, 2021

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

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

Updated Feb 19th 2021, 3:10 PM 21,088 Views 56 Comments

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

# roderic-ogorman - Thursday 18 February, 2021

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

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

Feb 18th 2021, 2:39 PM 12,050 Views 21 Comments

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

# roderic-ogorman - Tuesday 16 February, 2021

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

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

Updated Feb 16th 2021, 6:44 PM 33,216 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
# Commission
# Commission

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

Feb 16th 2021, 12:00 PM 45,871 Views 30 Comments

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

# roderic-ogorman - Friday 5 February, 2021

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

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

Feb 5th 2021, 2:06 PM 18,397 Views 5 Comments

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

# roderic-ogorman - Thursday 4 February, 2021

Varadkar says he was 'quite surprised' that mother and baby home testimony was destroyed
# Mother-and-baby Homes
# Mother-and-baby Homes

Varadkar says he was 'quite surprised' that mother and baby home testimony was destroyed

Updated Feb 4th 2021, 1:35 PM 22,316 Views 24 Comments

There have been calls for the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes to not be dissolved at the end of the month.

# roderic-ogorman - Wednesday 27 January, 2021

Children's Committee wants Chair of Mother and Baby Homes Commission to answer questions
# Final Report
# Final Report

Children's Committee wants Chair of Mother and Baby Homes Commission to answer questions

Jan 27th 2021, 12:53 PM 12,100 Views 16 Comments

Survivors will be asked to attend a separate hearing so they can raise any questions or concerns they have.

# roderic-ogorman - Wednesday 20 January, 2021

Local councils to apologise for their involvement in Ireland's mother and baby homes, says minister

Local councils to apologise for their involvement in Ireland's mother and baby homes, says minister

Jan 20th 2021, 6:10 PM 7,607 Views 7 Comments

There were emotional contributions by some TDs in the Dáil today.

# roderic-ogorman - Sunday 17 January, 2021

O'Gorman, Taoiseach and AG 'at one' on prioritising legislation on adopted people's access to records
# Minister For Children
# Minister For Children

O'Gorman, Taoiseach and AG 'at one' on prioritising legislation on adopted people's access to records

Jan 17th 2021, 4:05 PM 10,934 Views 18 Comments

Minister for Children Roderic O’Gorman said that the legislation would have GDPR at the heart of it.

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