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

Special Oireachtas committee on international surrogacy to be established

7 hours ago 3,274 Views 2 Comments

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

# roderic-ogorman - Yesterday’s News

'I'll protest until I die': Call for 'forgotten' boarded out children to be given redress
# Mother And Baby Homes
# Mother And Baby Homes

'I'll protest until I die': Call for 'forgotten' boarded out children to be given redress

Thu 12:21 PM 13,200 Views 0 Comments

Survivors say they will keep protesting until the scheme is changed.

# roderic-ogorman - Wednesday 12 January, 2022

Adopted people to get access to their birth certs and other records under new legislation
# New Law
# New Law

Adopted people to get access to their birth certs and other records under new legislation

Updated Jan 12th 2022, 4:30 PM 29,522 Views 39 Comments

Children’s Minister Roderic O’Gorman said the Bill represents “a massive step forward” but campaigners have criticised elements of the legislation.

Adopted people will no longer have to attend mandatory information session when seeking records
# New Law
# New Law

Adopted people will no longer have to attend mandatory information session when seeking records

Jan 12th 2022, 6:30 AM 13,575 Views 13 Comments

The long-awaited Birth Information and Tracing Bill will be published today.

# roderic-ogorman - Friday 24 December, 2021

Tuam site may finally be excavated in 2022 - five years after 'significant' human remains found
# Burials Bill
# Burials Bill

Tuam site may finally be excavated in 2022 - five years after 'significant' human remains found

Dec 24th 2021, 12:05 AM 11,405 Views 0 Comments
  • The site of the former mother and baby home may be excavated five years after a "significant" quantity of human remains were found
  • Survivors, relatives and archaeologists have called for the Tuam site to be excavated urgently, Órla Ryan reports
  • The long-awaited Burials Bill and the Birth Information and Tracing Bill are expected to be published in the next two months

# roderic-ogorman - Friday 17 December, 2021

'We've been totally vindicated': State admits rights of Mother & Baby Home survivors were breached
# Philomena Lee
# Philomena Lee

'We've been totally vindicated': State admits rights of Mother & Baby Home survivors were breached

Updated Dec 17th 2021, 4:55 PM 37,572 Views 0 Comments
  • Today's settlement has been described as a "significant victory" for Philomena Lee and Mary Harney, Órla Ryan reports
  • The State has admitted the women are identifiable in the Commission's report and should have been given a right to reply
  • "We’ve been totally vindicated ... This time our voices have been heard in terms of justice," Harney said

# roderic-ogorman - Monday 13 December, 2021

Schools and creches to be given €72 million to help reduce spread of Covid
# Early Days
# Early Days

Schools and creches to be given €72 million to help reduce spread of Covid

Dec 13th 2021, 6:00 AM 19,120 Views 33 Comments

€10 million in grants will be made available for providers to introduce measures to improve ventilation, including HEPA filters.

# roderic-ogorman - Tuesday 23 November, 2021

Government will not oppose motion for review of redress scheme for Mother and Baby Home survivors
# Response To Redress
# Response To Redress

Government will not oppose motion for review of redress scheme for Mother and Baby Home survivors

Updated Nov 23rd 2021, 8:40 PM 13,834 Views 19 Comments

Survivors’ groups gathered at Leinster House today to call for the redress scheme to be amended to better meet the needs of survivors.

# roderic-ogorman - Monday 22 November, 2021

Over 30 experts ask O'Gorman to change redress scheme so it considers 'impact of early trauma'
# Mother-and-baby Homes
# Mother-and-baby Homes

Over 30 experts ask O'Gorman to change redress scheme so it considers 'impact of early trauma'

Nov 22nd 2021, 4:23 PM 12,534 Views 4 Comments

People who were born in a mother and baby institution but spent less than six months there are excluded from the scheme.

# roderic-ogorman - Sunday 21 November, 2021

'They're waiting for more of us to die': Women whose children were taken react to redress scheme
# Mother-and-baby Homes
# Mother-and-baby Homes

'They're waiting for more of us to die': Women whose children were taken react to redress scheme

Nov 21st 2021, 12:05 AM 21,243 Views 0 Comments
  • The Government's €800 million Mother and Baby Homes redress scheme was unveiled during the week
  • Women say basing compensation on their length of stay in an institution is "absolutely disgraceful"
  • The exclusion of many people born in institutions is a "divide and conquer" strategy, survivors tell Órla Ryan

# roderic-ogorman - Tuesday 16 November, 2021

'No understanding of trauma': Survivors hit out at 6-month rule & legal waiver in redress scheme
# Mother-and-baby Homes
# Mother-and-baby Homes

'No understanding of trauma': Survivors hit out at 6-month rule & legal waiver in redress scheme

Nov 16th 2021, 7:15 PM 19,589 Views 0 Comments

The Government unveiled the long-awaited Mother and Baby Home redress scheme earlier today.

Mother and Baby Homes: 34,000 survivors eligible for compensation in €800m redress scheme
# Commission
# Commission

Mother and Baby Homes: 34,000 survivors eligible for compensation in €800m redress scheme

Nov 16th 2021, 2:13 PM 29,954 Views 43 Comments

The Cabinet signed off on the details of a long-awaited redress scheme today.

'Can you put a price on trauma?': Redress scheme for survivors of mother and baby homes ready
# Compensation
# Compensation

'Can you put a price on trauma?': Redress scheme for survivors of mother and baby homes ready

Nov 16th 2021, 6:00 AM 5,571 Views 6 Comments

The Cabinet is set to sign off on the details of a long-awaited redress scheme later today.

# roderic-ogorman - Wednesday 10 November, 2021

UN experts warn Burials Bill may 'create obstacles' to examining deaths at Mother & Baby Homes
# Tuam
# Tuam

UN experts warn Burials Bill may 'create obstacles' to examining deaths at Mother & Baby Homes

Nov 10th 2021, 5:19 PM 15,385 Views 11 Comments

The proposed legislation raises “serious concerns in relation to the State’s compliance with its international legal obligations”, the groups note.

UN to review Ireland's record on human rights, conversion therapy and Traveller discrimination
# Universal Periodic Review
# Universal Periodic Review

UN to review Ireland's record on human rights, conversion therapy and Traveller discrimination

Nov 10th 2021, 6:00 AM 13,058 Views 4 Comments

Minister for Equality Roderic O’Gorman will lead the Irish delegation and deliver a speech at today’s hearing.

# roderic-ogorman - Tuesday 28 September, 2021

Adoption tracing legislation ‘risks being found unconstitutional’, O'Gorman tells Committee
# Adoption
# Adoption

Adoption tracing legislation ‘risks being found unconstitutional’, O'Gorman tells Committee

Sep 28th 2021, 5:35 PM 7,677 Views 2 Comments

Failure to balance the privacy rights of mothers with the identity rights of children could spark legal challenges to new laws, he said.

O'Gorman says term 'birth mother' is 'reductive and hurtful' ahead of legislation debate
# Adoption
# Adoption

O'Gorman says term 'birth mother' is 'reductive and hurtful' ahead of legislation debate

Sep 28th 2021, 11:36 AM 26,907 Views 34 Comments

The minister is set to discuss the Birth Information and Tracing Bill at a meeting of the Oireachtas Children’s Committee this afternoon.

# roderic-ogorman - Wednesday 1 September, 2021

Vomiting and fever among side effects experienced by children who took part in GSK trials
# Vaccine Trials
# Vaccine Trials

Vomiting and fever among side effects experienced by children who took part in GSK trials

Sep 1st 2021, 2:18 PM 52,096 Views 16 Comments

The pharma company has today published information about nine trials it carried out in Irish institutions between 1934 and 1973.

# roderic-ogorman - Tuesday 24 August, 2021

Donnelly says all restrictions should be gone by Christmas, Holohan says he hopes 'much sooner'
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Donnelly says all restrictions should be gone by Christmas, Holohan says he hopes 'much sooner'

Updated Aug 24th 2021, 3:15 PM 49,340 Views 61 Comments

Cabinet will meet next week to sign off on a reopening plan.

# 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 26,041 Views 37 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 53,616 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 13,629 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 17,227 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 16,757 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 18,668 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 8,464 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 19,290 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 19,414 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 13,392 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 13,351 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 10,079 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 8,415 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 46,352 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 13,942 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 34,225 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 48,209 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 7,728 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 13,445 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 22,038 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 16,598 Views 10 Comments

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

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