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# roderic-o-gorman - Tuesday 10 May, 2022

Minister for Children apologises on behalf of Government for illegal birth registrations
# RODERIC O GORMAN
# RODERIC O GORMAN

Minister for Children apologises on behalf of Government for illegal birth registrations

Updated May 10th 2022, 6:59 PM 26,816 Views 15 Comments

A report made to the Government in September called for a state apology and a full inquiry into illegal adoptions.

# roderic-o-gorman - Monday 11 April, 2022

Number of Ukrainians arriving falls and payment for host families being considered – O'Gorman
# Roderic O'Gorman
# Roderic O'Gorman

Number of Ukrainians arriving falls and payment for host families being considered – O'Gorman

Apr 11th 2022, 3:34 PM 19,917 Views 22 Comments

Roderic O’Gorman said Ireland won’t be able to accommodate all arrivals in own-room settings.

# roderic-o-gorman - Thursday 3 February, 2022

Increased State spend on childcare 'not enough' to solve crisis for parents and providers
# Childcare Crossroads
# Childcare Crossroads

Increased State spend on childcare 'not enough' to solve crisis for parents and providers

Feb 3rd 2022, 12:01 AM 14,794 Views 11 Comments
  • Cost of childcare in Ireland is among the highest in the EU and parental leave entitlements among the worst, writes Peter McGuire.
  • This Noteworthy and The Good Information Project deep-dive finds that planned State investment will not deliver a sustainable, universal, model of care.
  • While the ECCE preschool scheme deemed a success, care for under-3s and primary school children is inconsistent.

# roderic-o-gorman - Wednesday 26 January, 2022

New research to examine lives of children in care and adults who were in care as children
# Government
# Government

New research to examine lives of children in care and adults who were in care as children

Jan 26th 2022, 6:05 AM 5,650 Views 5 Comments

The Minister for Children Roderic O’Gorman said the project will provide “new and important insights”.

# roderic-o-gorman - Monday 4 October, 2021

Children's Minister: 'There's ingrained institutional racism against the Traveller community'
# State Failure
# State Failure

Children's Minister: 'There's ingrained institutional racism against the Traveller community'

Oct 4th 2021, 12:05 AM 20,811 Views 0 Comments
  • Minister Roderic O’Gorman said that the State 'has failed successive generations of Traveller children' in an interview with reporter Michelle Hennessy
  • O'Gorman spoke to Noteworthy as part of a series into the challenges facing Traveller children in Ireland
  • He was 'surprised to see' the Cork City Council letter which hit back at the findings of the Spring Lane report

# roderic-o-gorman - Wednesday 11 August, 2021

Department to look at 'extent and nature' of conversion therapy in Ireland before moving to ban
# Conversion Therapy
# Conversion Therapy

Department to look at 'extent and nature' of conversion therapy in Ireland before moving to ban

Aug 11th 2021, 12:05 AM 36,155 Views 95 Comments
  • It is expected that this research will not be completed for several months.
  • Work on drafting legislation is due to commence in 2022, reports Cónal Thomas.
  • The Psychological Society of Ireland this week reiterated its position that conversion therapy "has no place in any modern society".

# roderic-o-gorman - Thursday 5 August, 2021

Rollout of baby boxes to new parents delayed as Department undertakes consultation
# Baby Boxes
# Baby Boxes

Rollout of baby boxes to new parents delayed as Department undertakes consultation

Aug 5th 2021, 6:00 AM 38,136 Views 38 Comments

The Department has said work will be progressed this autumn.

# roderic-o-gorman - Thursday 15 April, 2021

'A person's sexual orientation is not up for debate': O'Gorman moves to outlaw conversion therapy in Ireland
# Conversion Therapy
# Conversion Therapy

'A person's sexual orientation is not up for debate': O'Gorman moves to outlaw conversion therapy in Ireland

Apr 15th 2021, 5:03 PM 31,172 Views 67 Comments
  • It's been confirmed officials have prepared a scoping paper and are engaging with the Department of Health.
  • The move comes after a new cross-party all-island coalition this week called for the practice to be banned.
  • O'Gorman said Government must be "proactive" in banning such practices.

# roderic-o-gorman - Friday 26 February, 2021

State plans to end Direct Provision by 2024 and replace system with not-for-profit accommodation
# Asylum
# Asylum

State plans to end Direct Provision by 2024 and replace system with not-for-profit accommodation

Updated Feb 26th 2021, 7:50 AM 52,709 Views 117 Comments

The Government’s White Paper published today will lay out measures to overhaul the controversial privatised system.

# roderic-o-gorman - Tuesday 12 January, 2021

Minister expresses serious concerns about planning permission for apartments at Bessborough site
# Mother And Baby Home
# Mother And Baby Home

Minister expresses serious concerns about planning permission for apartments at Bessborough site

Jan 12th 2021, 4:05 PM 14,328 Views 12 Comments

Roderic O’Gorman has asked planners to read today’s Commision of Investigation’s findings on burials at the former mother and baby home.

# roderic-o-gorman - Wednesday 16 December, 2020

Government's plan for ending Direct Provision delayed until February 2021
# White Paper
# White Paper

Government's plan for ending Direct Provision delayed until February 2021

Dec 16th 2020, 6:00 AM 15,198 Views 17 Comments

A White Paper on replacing the controversial system was due to be completed and submitted to Cabinet by late December.