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#Roderic O'Gorman

# 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 10,935 Views 18 Comments

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

# roderic-ogorman - Tuesday 12 January, 2021

Government to investigate leaking of details of Mother and Baby Homes report

Government to investigate leaking of details of Mother and Baby Homes report

Jan 12th 2021, 7:12 PM 13,214 Views 38 Comments

The State’s most senior civil servant is to head up an inquiry into the leaking of Government information.

# roderic-ogorman - Monday 11 January, 2021

Varadkar supports investigation into 'disrespectful' leak of mother and baby home information
# Burials
# Burials

Varadkar supports investigation into 'disrespectful' leak of mother and baby home information

Jan 11th 2021, 10:19 AM 27,510 Views 62 Comments

“I think it was very disrespectful the fact that elements of it were leaked and appeared in a Sunday paper,” the Tánaiste said.

# roderic-ogorman - Sunday 10 January, 2021

O'Gorman to seek investigation into leaking of Mother and Baby Home report
# Minister For Children
# Minister For Children

O'Gorman to seek investigation into leaking of Mother and Baby Home report

Updated Jan 10th 2021, 5:02 PM 67,935 Views 80 Comments
  • Survivors said they were hurt and angry, but "not surprised" by the leak to a newspaper
  • Opposition TDs have decried "shocking" "insensitive" media leak
  • The Minister for Children is seeking an investigation into how details became public

# roderic-ogorman - Monday 4 January, 2021

Government considering shutting schools for the whole of January
# New Year New Term
# New Year New Term

Government considering shutting schools for the whole of January

Updated Jan 4th 2021, 9:10 PM 201,705 Views 348 Comments
  • Education spokespersons met Education Minister today
  • No plans to refine essential workers list for childcare purposes
  • Public health advice remains that 'schools are safe to open'

# roderic-ogorman - Monday 28 December, 2020

'Strengthened' gender pay gap bill to be brought before Cabinet in January, O'Gorman confirms
# Gender Pay Gap
# Gender Pay Gap

'Strengthened' gender pay gap bill to be brought before Cabinet in January, O'Gorman confirms

Dec 28th 2020, 7:14 AM 12,298 Views 38 Comments

The Bill will require organisations to report on the pay differences between female and male employees.

# roderic-ogorman - Friday 25 December, 2020

O'Gorman confirms research into long-term health impact of living in mother and baby homes
# Final Report
# Final Report

O'Gorman confirms research into long-term health impact of living in mother and baby homes

Dec 25th 2020, 12:05 AM 16,830 Views 7 Comments

The minister has said survivors will be at the centre of the government’s approach after criticism of how it has handled the situation to date.

# roderic-ogorman - Wednesday 16 December, 2020

Neasa Hourigan says efforts to push CETA deal through are 'extraordinary' and 'cynical'
# Investor Court
# Investor Court

Neasa Hourigan says efforts to push CETA deal through are 'extraordinary' and 'cynical'

Dec 16th 2020, 12:05 AM 22,930 Views 51 Comments

Hourigan told TheJournal.ie that the current environment in the Green Party is “unpleasant”.

# roderic-ogorman - Tuesday 8 December, 2020

Cabinet approves three extra weeks of paid leave for parents of children born after 1 November 2019
# First Years
# First Years

Cabinet approves three extra weeks of paid leave for parents of children born after 1 November 2019

Dec 8th 2020, 5:06 PM 44,334 Views 6 Comments

Parents will now be entitled to take five weeks of Parent’s Leave after their child is born or adopted, instead of the two weeks that were previously available.

# roderic-ogorman - Thursday 3 December, 2020

Final report of Commission into Mother and Baby Homes to be published in January
# Roderic O'Gorman
# Roderic O'Gorman

Final report of Commission into Mother and Baby Homes to be published in January

Updated Dec 3rd 2020, 11:52 AM 9,909 Views 15 Comments

The report will be published on the week of 11 January, Minister Roderic O’Gorman has confirmed.

# roderic-ogorman - Thursday 5 November, 2020

'The country is sick of things being brushed under the carpet': What could a national archive on abuse look like?
# National Archive
# National Archive

'The country is sick of things being brushed under the carpet': What could a national archive on abuse look like?

Nov 5th 2020, 12:05 AM 22,822 Views 20 Comments

Survivors want Ireland to face up to its past – but there are different views on the best way to do this.

# roderic-ogorman - Tuesday 3 November, 2020

Minister ‘determined’ State does right by mother and baby home survivors
# Roderic O'Gorman
# Roderic O'Gorman

Minister ‘determined’ State does right by mother and baby home survivors

Nov 3rd 2020, 6:49 PM 13,068 Views 10 Comments

The Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes submitted its final report last Friday after five years of work.

# roderic-ogorman - Friday 30 October, 2020

Commission submits Mother and Baby Homes report to minister

Commission submits Mother and Baby Homes report to minister

Oct 30th 2020, 8:03 PM 13,101 Views 9 Comments

The government has said it is committed to publishing the report as soon as possible.

Q&A: Why was the Commission into Mother and Baby Homes set up and what did it examine?
# Explainer
# Explainer

Q&A: Why was the Commission into Mother and Baby Homes set up and what did it examine?

Oct 30th 2020, 4:20 PM 24,047 Views 19 Comments

The commission is due to submit its final report today, over five years after it was set up.

# roderic-ogorman - Wednesday 28 October, 2020

Government to set up archive of records related to institutional trauma in 20th century
# Cabinet Meeting
# Cabinet Meeting

Government to set up archive of records related to institutional trauma in 20th century

Updated Oct 28th 2020, 8:11 PM 25,506 Views 29 Comments

The government released a statement about the Mother and Baby Homes this evening.

Never the intention that mother and baby home legislation would cause 'such anxiety and anger', says minister
# Cabinet
# Cabinet

Never the intention that mother and baby home legislation would cause 'such anxiety and anger', says minister

Oct 28th 2020, 1:53 PM 27,028 Views 63 Comments

Cabinet is expected to discuss the fallout from the controversy over the handling of legislation which was passed last week.

# roderic-ogorman - Friday 23 October, 2020

Legal advice is that GDPR is 'prohibited' by 2004 Act on Mother and Baby Homes Commission - Department
# Database
# Database

Legal advice is that GDPR is 'prohibited' by 2004 Act on Mother and Baby Homes Commission - Department

Updated Oct 23rd 2020, 10:15 PM 68,241 Views 72 Comments

The minister has defended the legislation but said he regrets poorly communicating what it intends to do.

Q&A: What is the mother and baby home legislation passed in the Oireachtas this week?
# Sealed
# Sealed

Q&A: What is the mother and baby home legislation passed in the Oireachtas this week?

Oct 23rd 2020, 6:04 PM 63,407 Views 60 Comments

The Bill allows the transfer of a database of 60,000 records compiled by the commission to Tusla, the Child and Family Agency.

# roderic-ogorman - Thursday 22 October, 2020

'The beatings were regular and we worked until our fingers bled': My childhood in an industrial school
# Industrial School
# Industrial School

'The beatings were regular and we worked until our fingers bled': My childhood in an industrial school

Oct 22nd 2020, 7:30 PM 87,130 Views 26 Comments

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.

Dáil passes the Government's Mother and Baby Homes Bill
# Equality Minister
# Equality Minister

Dáil passes the Government's Mother and Baby Homes Bill

Updated Oct 22nd 2020, 7:00 PM 76,538 Views 132 Comments

Opposition TDs had drafted amendments based on the requests of survivors and human rights experts.

'When your mother cried during labour, she was paying for her sins': Stories of mother and baby home survivors read into Dáil record
# Commission
# Commission

'When your mother cried during labour, she was paying for her sins': Stories of mother and baby home survivors read into Dáil record

Oct 22nd 2020, 9:30 AM 64,830 Views 32 Comments

Powerful testimonies of survivors from mother and baby homes were read out in the Dáil last night.

# roderic-ogorman - Wednesday 21 October, 2020

Children’s Minister to re-examine 30-year seal on mother and baby homes records
# Dáil Debate
# Dáil Debate

Children’s Minister to re-examine 30-year seal on mother and baby homes records

Oct 21st 2020, 10:14 PM 24,062 Views 35 Comments

The remaining records would be sealed for 30 years under a 2004 Act.

# roderic-ogorman - Monday 19 October, 2020

Review finds that the average cost of delivering childcare across all services in Ireland is €4.14 per hour
# Childcare
# Childcare

Review finds that the average cost of delivering childcare across all services in Ireland is €4.14 per hour

Oct 19th 2020, 3:30 PM 18,508 Views 9 Comments

The review was undertaken by Crowe in association with Apteligen in 2018.

# roderic-ogorman - Friday 16 October, 2020

'The nuns sent me away with your child in a wheelbarrow': Powerful speeches in debate on mother and baby homes
# Seanad
# Seanad

'The nuns sent me away with your child in a wheelbarrow': Powerful speeches in debate on mother and baby homes

Updated Oct 16th 2020, 5:29 PM 60,511 Views 28 Comments

Senators are debating legislation related to records compiled by the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes.

# roderic-ogorman - Wednesday 14 October, 2020

Senators express 'serious concern' that mother and baby home records will be sealed for 30 years
# Commission
# Commission

Senators express 'serious concern' that mother and baby home records will be sealed for 30 years

Updated Oct 14th 2020, 4:41 PM 43,845 Views 36 Comments

The Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes is due to submit its final report later this month.

# roderic-ogorman - Friday 28 August, 2020

Debunked: Three false claims about Minister for Children Roderic O'Gorman
# Debunked
# Debunked

Debunked: Three false claims about Minister for Children Roderic O'Gorman

Aug 28th 2020, 4:25 PM 1,852 Views 0 Comments

An image containing three misleading claims about the Green Party TD has been circulating online.

# roderic-ogorman - Saturday 25 July, 2020

'Mould, fire hazards and damp' identified at Direct Provision centres as new Minister aims for independent inspections
# INspections
# INspections

'Mould, fire hazards and damp' identified at Direct Provision centres as new Minister aims for independent inspections

Jul 25th 2020, 12:05 AM 17,568 Views 54 Comments

No inspections of centres have taken place since late March due to Covid-19.

# roderic-ogorman - Monday 20 July, 2020

Children's Minister accepts apology from John Connors who says he was 'politically naive'
# Campaign
# Campaign

Children's Minister accepts apology from John Connors who says he was 'politically naive'

Jul 20th 2020, 3:05 PM 96,872 Views 19 Comments

Connors was part of a campaign that sought to have Roderic O’Gorman resign.

# roderic-ogorman - Friday 17 July, 2020

Children's minister: Eamon Ryan's Dáil snooze 'a moment of human frailty'
# Slumber Party
# Slumber Party

Children's minister: Eamon Ryan's Dáil snooze 'a moment of human frailty'

Jul 17th 2020, 1:20 PM 102,244 Views 168 Comments

Footage of Ryan asleep in the Convention Centre last night has gone viral.

# roderic-ogorman - Wednesday 15 July, 2020

'We'll have to deal with what the far-right say': Minister Roderic O'Gorman on childcare, social media and ending Direct Provision
# Interview
# Interview

'We'll have to deal with what the far-right say': Minister Roderic O'Gorman on childcare, social media and ending Direct Provision

Jul 15th 2020, 12:05 AM 46,544 Views 0 Comments

O’Gorman sat down with TheJournal.ie as he take the reins of the children’s ministry.

# roderic-ogorman - Thursday 9 July, 2020

Minister for Children says 85% of creches to re-open after 'inaccurate' information provided to Dáil
# Roderic O'Gorman
# Roderic O'Gorman

Minister for Children says 85% of creches to re-open after 'inaccurate' information provided to Dáil

Jul 9th 2020, 6:15 PM 18,750 Views 7 Comments

Earlier, Tánaiste Leo Varadkar had told the Dáil that just 60% of childcare providers would be re-opening.

# roderic-ogorman - Monday 6 July, 2020

Children's minister rejects 'homophobic' online claims linking him to comments about paedophilia
# Roderic O'Gorman
# Roderic O'Gorman

Children's minister rejects 'homophobic' online claims linking him to comments about paedophilia

Jul 6th 2020, 12:40 PM 71,481 Views 0 Comments

Roderic O’Gorman criticised the claims made on social media in recent days.

# roderic-ogorman - Saturday 28 March, 2015

Why this councillor was canvassing for Trevor Sargent... when he was 10
# Green Obsession
# Green Obsession

Why this councillor was canvassing for Trevor Sargent... when he was 10

Mar 28th 2015, 10:00 AM 9,304 Views 26 Comments

Roderic O’Gorman’s love for the Greens goes all the way back to canvassing with Trevor Sargent in 1992.

# roderic-ogorman - Friday 31 October, 2014

A government department got this Green Party councillor's name hopelessly wrong

A government department got this Green Party councillor's name hopelessly wrong

Oct 31st 2014, 6:35 PM 15,628 Views 15 Comments

“Roderic Broderick”

# roderic-ogorman - Monday 24 March, 2014

Here's who is in the running for the by-election after Patrick Nulty's resignation
# Dublin West
# Dublin West

Here's who is in the running for the by-election after Patrick Nulty's resignation

Mar 24th 2014, 8:29 AM 13,048 Views 53 Comments

These are the runners and riders after the shock resignation of Patrick Nulty at the weekend.

# roderic-ogorman - Friday 20 January, 2012

Leinster House is 'unnatural' - Gilmore
# Women In Politics
# Women In Politics

Leinster House is 'unnatural' - Gilmore

Jan 20th 2012, 5:56 PM 5,967 Views 55 Comments

Speaking at a conference in Dublin this afternoon on how to elect more women, Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore compared Leinster House to a boarding school for its lack of gender balance.

# roderic-ogorman - Sunday 11 December, 2011

Green Party: We want to double party membership by 2016
# Greens
# Greens

Green Party: We want to double party membership by 2016

Dec 11th 2011, 5:15 PM 2,521 Views 43 Comments

The party, which celebrates its 30th anniversary in Irish politics today, has unveiled its plan for rebuilding the party.

# roderic-ogorman - Friday 25 November, 2011

Column: This is a difficult time for the Greens - but we have reasons for optimism
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: This is a difficult time for the Greens - but we have reasons for optimism

Nov 25th 2011, 7:30 AM 70 Views 65 Comments

The Green Party has a lot of work to do to regain the trust of voters – but Irish politics needs our voice, writes new Chairperson of the party Roderic O’Gorman.

We must rebuild trust with voters – Green Party
# Greens
# Greens

We must rebuild trust with voters – Green Party

Nov 25th 2011, 7:25 AM 1,191 Views 34 Comments

In an article for TheJournal.ie, incoming Chairperson Roderic O’Gorman says that the party is ‘optimistic’ about the future – but there is a ‘difficult road ahead’.

# roderic-ogorman - Wednesday 26 October, 2011

A farmer, a teacher and JFK: meet the Dublin West by-election candidates
# Dublin West
# Dublin West

A farmer, a teacher and JFK: meet the Dublin West by-election candidates

Oct 26th 2011, 8:00 AM 2,873 Views 9 Comments

A total of 13 candidates are running for the seat vacated by the death of Brian Lenihan. TheJournal.ie runs the rule over all of them…