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# birth registration

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Parents face child benefit lag due to long delays in birth registration
The delay, caused by the HSE cyber attack, has been reduced from 16 weeks
Delays are due to the summer's cyber attack on the HSE, Aoife Barry reports
Parents have been reporting delays of two to three months for registration
Fears for vulnerable parents who can't access child benefit due to the delay
Report into illegal adoptions estimates there are thousands of 'suspicious' files, but advises against inquiry
Minister Roderic O’Gorman says “deep ethical issues” arise in relation to illegal birth registrations, and an inquiry may still happen.
Birth registrations move online as 4,000 babies go unregistered due to Covid-19 restrictions
Up to now, parents could only register the births of their children in person.