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#Surrogacy

# surrogacy - Thursday 28 April, 2022

Irish Gay Dads group 'implore' Govt to ensure Irish surrogacy families are not 'left behind'
# Surrogacy Committee
# Surrogacy Committee

Irish Gay Dads group 'implore' Govt to ensure Irish surrogacy families are not 'left behind'

Apr 28th 2022, 12:13 PM 17,640 Views 22 Comments

Senator Sharon Koeghan said ‘as long as children are loved and cared for and feel secure in life, that’s all that matters’.

# surrogacy - Wednesday 27 April, 2022

Senator Sharon Keogan quits Oireachtas Committee citing 'unsafe working environment'
# I'm Out
# I'm Out

Senator Sharon Keogan quits Oireachtas Committee citing 'unsafe working environment'

Apr 27th 2022, 6:57 PM 36,903 Views 49 Comments

Keogan has hit the headlines in the past week after she was asked to leave a separate committee’s meeting.

# surrogacy - Friday 22 April, 2022

Senator objects to 'deeply personal attack' after being labelled 'crude and cold' during committee
# Surrogacy
# Surrogacy

Senator objects to 'deeply personal attack' after being labelled 'crude and cold' during committee

Apr 22nd 2022, 8:57 AM 39,669 Views 85 Comments

Sharon Keogan says a comment she made to representative for Irish Gay Dads was “misinterpreted”.

# surrogacy - Thursday 21 April, 2022

'Check your Christian values': Senator asked to leave Oireachtas committee during surrogacy hearing
# Sharon Keogan
# Sharon Keogan

'Check your Christian values': Senator asked to leave Oireachtas committee during surrogacy hearing

Updated Apr 21st 2022, 4:50 PM 42,449 Views 26 Comments

Committee chair Kathleen Funchion TD was forced to suspend the meeting after comments from Independent Senator Sharon Keogan.

# surrogacy - Thursday 14 April, 2022

Supreme Court to hear appeal in case brought by fathers seeking Irish passport for their son
# Surrogacy
# Surrogacy

Supreme Court to hear appeal in case brought by fathers seeking Irish passport for their son

Apr 14th 2022, 6:54 PM 44,437 Views 0 Comments

The boy has UK citizenship, and it is his fathers’ wish that he get an Irish passport.

# surrogacy - Friday 4 March, 2022

Advocacy group says surrogate mothers are being offered help to leave Ukraine if they choose to
# Refuge
# Refuge

Advocacy group says surrogate mothers are being offered help to leave Ukraine if they choose to

Mar 4th 2022, 4:20 PM 8,376 Views 4 Comments

Parents of a newborn evacuated from Ukraine say that “Baby Tilly can’t wait to meet her big brother Tadhg at home in Ireland”.

# surrogacy - Thursday 3 March, 2022

Four Irish babies born through surrogacy in Ukraine evacuated from the country
# Kyiv
# Kyiv

Four Irish babies born through surrogacy in Ukraine evacuated from the country

Mar 3rd 2022, 7:50 PM 16,057 Views 5 Comments

It is understood that the newborns are all safe and well.

# surrogacy - Monday 28 February, 2022

Cabinet agrees to publish bill on regulation of reproductive healthcare
# IVF
# IVF

Cabinet agrees to publish bill on regulation of reproductive healthcare

Feb 28th 2022, 6:00 AM 7,974 Views 28 Comments

An Assisted Human Reproduction watchdog is to be set up under the new bill.

# surrogacy - Sunday 20 February, 2022

Irish embassy in Ukraine 'working through the night' to get surrogate babies home, says Coveney
# Surrogacy
# Surrogacy

Irish embassy in Ukraine 'working through the night' to get surrogate babies home, says Coveney

Updated Feb 20th 2022, 5:12 PM 31,345 Views 18 Comments

Currently, the Department of Foreign Affairs are advising people not to travel to Ukraine.

# surrogacy - Tuesday 15 February, 2022

Babies born in Ukraine through surrogacy may be brought back to Ireland more quickly than usual
# Families
# Families

Babies born in Ukraine through surrogacy may be brought back to Ireland more quickly than usual

Feb 15th 2022, 8:00 PM 14,690 Views 2 Comments

The Department of Foreign Affairs is working with parents whose babies are due to be born soon in Ukraine, where tensions with Russia are high.

# surrogacy - Thursday 27 January, 2022

Parents expecting baby via surrogate in Ukraine urged to contact Dept, Seanad told
# Surrogacy
# Surrogacy

Parents expecting baby via surrogate in Ukraine urged to contact Dept, Seanad told

Jan 27th 2022, 4:58 PM 19,870 Views 4 Comments

Senator Mary Seery-Kearney said she has been in discussions with Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney about the issues.

# surrogacy - Friday 21 January, 2022

Special Oireachtas committee on international surrogacy to be established
# Surrogacy
# Surrogacy

Special Oireachtas committee on international surrogacy to be established

Jan 21st 2022, 10:08 AM 5,579 Views 3 Comments

The committee is expected to report with recommendations within three months of its establishment.

# surrogacy - Sunday 11 July, 2021

Concern for parents as international surrogacy still missing from new legislation
# Parent Rights
# Parent Rights

Concern for parents as international surrogacy still missing from new legislation

Jul 11th 2021, 7:30 AM 16,311 Views 33 Comments

Advocates warn of ongoing impact to families if international and retrospective surrogacy not addressed soon.

# surrogacy - Friday 16 April, 2021

Irish couples travelling abroad for surrogacy set to be exempt from hotel quarantine, High Court hears
# High Court
# High Court

Irish couples travelling abroad for surrogacy set to be exempt from hotel quarantine, High Court hears

Updated Apr 16th 2021, 5:45 PM 14,087 Views 0 Comments

The regulations could be in place by the end of the day, the High Court was told by lawyers for the State.

# surrogacy - Monday 7 September, 2020

High Court challenge brought over passport for boy born through surrogacy abroad
# High Court
# High Court

High Court challenge brought over passport for boy born through surrogacy abroad

Sep 7th 2020, 6:13 PM 31,011 Views 0 Comments

In 2017 an application was made to the Minister for Foreign Affairs on the boy’s behalf for an Irish passport.

# surrogacy - Tuesday 14 July, 2020

Stateless children and parents who are legal 'strangers': the Irish families left in limbo
# Parent Rights
# Parent Rights

Stateless children and parents who are legal 'strangers': the Irish families left in limbo

Jul 14th 2020, 12:05 AM 24,775 Views 5 Comments

It has been 15 years since the State was told to legally protect the rights of families using ‘non-traditional’ conception methods.

# surrogacy - Monday 4 March, 2019

Opinion: Long-awaited surrogacy laws still won't recognise many parents
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: Long-awaited surrogacy laws still won't recognise many parents

Mar 4th 2019, 7:00 AM 13,999 Views 15 Comments

Surrogacy still isn’t regulated in Ireland. New rules are on the way but they won’t solve the problem of recognition for couples who previously entered surrogacy arrangements abroad, writes Brian Tobin.

# surrogacy - Tuesday 26 June, 2018

Cabinet approves law to allow some same-sex partners to both register as parents on baby's birth certificate
# Cabinet
# Cabinet

Cabinet approves law to allow some same-sex partners to both register as parents on baby's birth certificate

Jun 26th 2018, 6:49 PM 13,834 Views 133 Comments

The move comes from government after years of campaigning for same-sex couples and LGBT advocates.

# surrogacy - Tuesday 22 May, 2018

Surrogacy: 'Infertile couples will still have to go abroad to make their dream a reality'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Surrogacy: 'Infertile couples will still have to go abroad to make their dream a reality'

May 22nd 2018, 7:00 AM 21,344 Views 27 Comments

The draconian surrogacy proposals contained in the General Scheme of the Assisted Human Reproduction Bill should be substantially revised before being placed on the statute book, writes Dr Brian Tobin.

# surrogacy - Thursday 12 April, 2018

Chinese baby born four years after parents died in car crash
# Embryos
# Embryos

Chinese baby born four years after parents died in car crash

Apr 12th 2018, 4:08 PM 46,402 Views 19 Comments

“He’s always smiling,” the baby’s grandmother said.

# surrogacy - Tuesday 20 February, 2018

Japanese 'baby factory' man wins custody of 13 children born to Thai surrogates
# Sole Parent
# Sole Parent

Japanese 'baby factory' man wins custody of 13 children born to Thai surrogates

Feb 20th 2018, 7:20 AM 32,897 Views 15 Comments

Mitsutoki Shigeta, 28, became the centre of a surrogacy scandal in 2014.

# surrogacy - Friday 27 October, 2017

Opinion: 'Surrogacy proposals would make process costly, time consuming and frustrating'
# Assisted Reproduction
# Assisted Reproduction

Opinion: 'Surrogacy proposals would make process costly, time consuming and frustrating'

Oct 27th 2017, 7:00 AM 6,985 Views 7 Comments

It seems like Irish policy-makers are in fact trying to discourage domestic surrogacy, writes Dr Brian Tobin.

# surrogacy - Saturday 9 September, 2017

Portuguese medics clear woman's bid to bear grandchild
# Motherhood
# Motherhood

Portuguese medics clear woman's bid to bear grandchild

Sep 9th 2017, 7:15 PM 15,826 Views 4 Comments

Gestational surrogacy was legalised in Portugal in 2016.

# surrogacy - Monday 29 May, 2017

Opinion: 'We still don't have crucial parental rights for same-sex married couples'
# Equality
# Equality

Opinion: 'We still don't have crucial parental rights for same-sex married couples'

May 29th 2017, 6:40 AM 3,207 Views 35 Comments

The State has a duty to protect all married couples, including same-sex couples, writes Dr Brian Tobin.

# surrogacy - Sunday 25 September, 2016

India's poor fear the impact of a crackdown on commercial surrogacy
# Business Of Being Born
# Business Of Being Born

India's poor fear the impact of a crackdown on commercial surrogacy

Sep 25th 2016, 7:30 PM 13,263 Views 16 Comments

Authorities are planning to ban commercial surrogacy in the country over exploitation concerns.

# surrogacy - Tuesday 29 March, 2016

Irish dad and Kiwi partner stranded in Mexico with their surrogate babies
# Fundraising Appeal
# Fundraising Appeal

Irish dad and Kiwi partner stranded in Mexico with their surrogate babies

Mar 29th 2016, 3:56 PM 32,757 Views 63 Comments

Friends of a gay couple have appealed for funds to help bring their newborn babies home.

# surrogacy - Thursday 25 February, 2016

These two dads aren't happy about a Kerry candidate using their family photo online
# Surrogacy
# Surrogacy

These two dads aren't happy about a Kerry candidate using their family photo online

Feb 25th 2016, 6:09 AM 74,091 Views 237 Comments

The birth photo shows Toronto couple BJ Barone and Frankie Nelson embracing their son.

# surrogacy - Wednesday 27 January, 2016

Woman accused of taking money from gay couples then selling the children
# France
# France

Woman accused of taking money from gay couples then selling the children

Jan 27th 2016, 3:00 PM 17,402 Views 0 Comments

Surrogacy – even if altruistic – has been banned in France since 1994.

# surrogacy - Thursday 7 January, 2016

Surrogate mother gives birth to her own granddaughter
# Texas
# Texas

Surrogate mother gives birth to her own granddaughter

Jan 7th 2016, 8:35 PM 28,289 Views 66 Comments

53-year-old Tracey Thompson gave birth to a healthy baby girl yesterday, seven years after going through menopause.

# surrogacy - Friday 24 July, 2015

Couple in hiding after surrogate mother presses abduction charges
# Thailand
# Thailand

Couple in hiding after surrogate mother presses abduction charges

Jul 24th 2015, 2:03 PM 26,898 Views 136 Comments

“Our family are missing very important months of both our children’s lives.”

# surrogacy - Wednesday 8 July, 2015

Government slammed after mother of surrogate baby denied benefit
# Not Fair
# Not Fair

Government slammed after mother of surrogate baby denied benefit

Jul 8th 2015, 8:20 PM 16,378 Views 18 Comments

The woman who brought the case was refused benefits as she did not meet the requirement of having been pregnant.

# surrogacy - Thursday 21 May, 2015

It’s not scaremongering to look at the bioethical implications of the marriage referendum
# Opinion
# Opinion

It’s not scaremongering to look at the bioethical implications of the marriage referendum

May 21st 2015, 6:00 PM 339 Views 211 Comments

Both surrogacy and donor-conception require more, not less, ethical discussion before the Government’s plans in this area become formalised in law.

# surrogacy - Tuesday 19 May, 2015

'The marriage referendum proposal could affect future laws relating to children'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'The marriage referendum proposal could affect future laws relating to children'

May 19th 2015, 7:30 PM 453 Views 211 Comments

Solicitor Eileen King writes about why a group of lawyers are advocating a No vote this Friday.

# surrogacy - Sunday 17 May, 2015

Surrogacy in Ireland: Where do we stand?
# Explainer
# Explainer

Surrogacy in Ireland: Where do we stand?

May 17th 2015, 8:00 AM 21,789 Views 96 Comments

The referendum on marriage equality is only a few days away. However, other issues have been entering the debate.

# surrogacy - Friday 15 May, 2015

Why voting No won't tackle the ethical challenges around surrogacy or donor conception
# Opinion
# Opinion

Why voting No won't tackle the ethical challenges around surrogacy or donor conception

May 15th 2015, 6:00 PM 160 Views 143 Comments

The ethical issues surrounding surrogacy and donor conception arise both straight and gay couples.

# surrogacy - Thursday 14 May, 2015

'I was born in 1950s conservative Ireland and I'm asking people to make this happen'
# Marriage Ref
# Marriage Ref

'I was born in 1950s conservative Ireland and I'm asking people to make this happen'

May 14th 2015, 11:39 AM 12,802 Views 252 Comments

The Taoiseach said 40,000 people who have never registered before have signed up to vote.

# surrogacy - Monday 16 March, 2015

Elton John calls for Dolce and Gabbana boycott over IVF comments
# Surrogacy
# Surrogacy

Elton John calls for Dolce and Gabbana boycott over IVF comments

Mar 16th 2015, 8:34 AM 18,002 Views 95 Comments

One of the designers called IVF children ‘”synthetic”.

# surrogacy - Thursday 26 February, 2015

Poll: Is it right that commercial surrogacy will be banned in Ireland?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Is it right that commercial surrogacy will be banned in Ireland?

Feb 26th 2015, 9:31 AM 8,839 Views 93 Comments

It is legal in some states in the US.

# surrogacy - Wednesday 25 February, 2015

There'll be no such thing as a designer baby under this new law
# Surrogacy
# Surrogacy

There'll be no such thing as a designer baby under this new law

Feb 25th 2015, 4:20 PM 14,049 Views 46 Comments

Leo Varadkar has published new proposals to legislate in the area of surrogacy for the first time.

Leo met some very small, very cute babies today
# New Icu
# New Icu

Leo met some very small, very cute babies today

Feb 25th 2015, 3:06 PM 15,708 Views 24 Comments

‘There’ll be trouble … his grandparents didn’t even get to hold him yet!’

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