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#Roderic O'Gorman

# roderic-ogorman - Last month November 2022

East Wall: Donohoe says residents raised 'important and sensitive' matters relating to housing of refugees
# East Wall
# East Wall

East Wall: Donohoe says residents raised 'important and sensitive' matters relating to housing of refugees

Updated Nov 25th 2022, 3:39 PM 26,364 Views 19 Comments

Protests have taken place in East Wall this week.

Recruitment launched for Director who will oversee excavation of Tuam mother and baby home site
# Excavation
# Excavation

Recruitment launched for Director who will oversee excavation of Tuam mother and baby home site

Nov 25th 2022, 9:13 AM 8,807 Views 0 Comments

The recovery of remains at the site is expected to begin early next year.

'Inhuman and degrading': Concerns over tented accommodation for asylum seekers in Athlone
# Leaking Tents
# Leaking Tents

'Inhuman and degrading': Concerns over tented accommodation for asylum seekers in Athlone

Nov 25th 2022, 12:05 AM 27,432 Views 45 Comments
  • The Department of Equality and Integration confirmed 146 people are accommodated in tents at the site.
  • New Horizon, a local refugee and asylum seekers support organisation, describe the conditions as 'inhuman and degrading'.
  • Its chair told The Journal: 'You cannot have people in tents at the beginning of December in Ireland.'
East Wall: Minister to meet residents as Tánaiste says people don't have 'veto' on who lives nearby
# Ukrainian Refugees
# Ukrainian Refugees

East Wall: Minister to meet residents as Tánaiste says people don't have 'veto' on who lives nearby

Nov 23rd 2022, 12:58 PM 23,458 Views 38 Comments

A spokesperson for the Minister confirmed that a meeting would take place this week.

Minister says East Wall 'leaflet drop' is planned amid dispute over asylum seeker accommodation
# Dublin
# Dublin

Minister says East Wall 'leaflet drop' is planned amid dispute over asylum seeker accommodation

Nov 22nd 2022, 6:45 PM 30,775 Views 92 Comments

Sinn Féin’s Mark Ward said there ‘seems to be a complete lack of planning from the Department’.

Mother and Baby Homes: Forum says Tusla is 'erratic, dysfunctional and devoid of trust'
# Roderic O'Gorman
# Roderic O'Gorman

Mother and Baby Homes: Forum says Tusla is 'erratic, dysfunctional and devoid of trust'

Nov 15th 2022, 3:52 PM 9,835 Views 0 Comments

The Collaborative Forum’s report was finally published today – four years after it was compiled.

Mother and Baby Homes: Collaborative Forum's report to finally be published - after years of delays
# Legal Delays
# Legal Delays

Mother and Baby Homes: Collaborative Forum's report to finally be published - after years of delays

Nov 11th 2022, 8:29 PM 5,709 Views 0 Comments

One member of the forum has said it’s largely pointless to publish the report now.

# roderic-ogorman - October October 2022

Government told to sue religious orders, or seize their assets, if they refuse to pay redress
# Redress
# Redress

Government told to sue religious orders, or seize their assets, if they refuse to pay redress

Oct 27th 2022, 4:26 PM 26,858 Views 0 Comments

Kathleen Funchion said the fact that pharma companies will not pay towards redress, and that religious orders may not pay, is “absolutely disgusting”.

O'Gorman 'can't rule out' refugees sleeping on streets as Citywest closes to new arrivals
# Refugees
# Refugees

O'Gorman 'can't rule out' refugees sleeping on streets as Citywest closes to new arrivals

Oct 21st 2022, 8:14 AM 30,037 Views 73 Comments

It was reported yesterday that the Citywest facility has now reached capacity.

'€5,000 for your child being taken? You would get multiples of that for a whiplash injury'
# Redress
# Redress

'€5,000 for your child being taken? You would get multiples of that for a whiplash injury'

Updated Oct 19th 2022, 3:45 PM 37,661 Views 0 Comments

Opposition TDs have sharply criticised the Mother and Baby Homes redress scheme.

Mother and Baby Homes: People will have up to five years to apply for redress under new scheme
# Redress
# Redress

Mother and Baby Homes: People will have up to five years to apply for redress under new scheme

Oct 17th 2022, 6:09 PM 7,913 Views 0 Comments

New payment bands for compensation have now been confirmed.

Mother and Baby Homes: Survivors say redress scheme ignores the trauma of family separation
# Roderic O'Gorman
# Roderic O'Gorman

Mother and Baby Homes: Survivors say redress scheme ignores the trauma of family separation

Updated Oct 11th 2022, 6:00 PM 27,009 Views 15 Comments

The controversial €800 million scheme was approved by the Cabinet today.

Mother and Baby Homes: Some consequences - like testimonies - are more important than others
# Review Scrapped
# Review Scrapped

Mother and Baby Homes: Some consequences - like testimonies - are more important than others

Oct 8th 2022, 8:30 AM 18,258 Views 0 Comments

Nearly two years after the Commission of Investigation published its final report, survivors are still being ignored, Órla Ryan writes.

'A historic moment': Adopted people can access information about their birth from today
# Information And Tracing Act
# Information And Tracing Act

'A historic moment': Adopted people can access information about their birth from today

Updated Oct 3rd 2022, 10:20 AM 16,761 Views 11 Comments

The new law allows people who were adopted or boarded out to access information about their origins.

# roderic-ogorman - September September 2022

No spike in people seeking asylum from Russia in Ireland, O'Gorman says
# Fleeing Russia
# Fleeing Russia

No spike in people seeking asylum from Russia in Ireland, O'Gorman says

Sep 28th 2022, 5:23 PM 11,197 Views 9 Comments

Minister Roderic O’Gorman said applications made will also be treated on an “individualised basis”.

Minister hopes parents using childminders will benefit from cheaper childcare next year
# Budget 2023
# Budget 2023

Minister hopes parents using childminders will benefit from cheaper childcare next year

Updated Sep 28th 2022, 1:45 PM 20,390 Views 29 Comments

Roderic O’Gorman says some childminders are concerned about what a new regulatory system will mean for them.

Victims of domestic violence to be entitled to five days of paid leave under new plans
# Work Life Balance Bill
# Work Life Balance Bill

Victims of domestic violence to be entitled to five days of paid leave under new plans

Sep 23rd 2022, 7:49 AM 9,884 Views 13 Comments

It is one of a number of measures in the Work Life Balance Bill.

'100 years of injustice': Survivors call for mother and baby home redress scheme to be extended
# Boarded Out
# Boarded Out

'100 years of injustice': Survivors call for mother and baby home redress scheme to be extended

Updated Sep 15th 2022, 5:30 PM 11,773 Views 0 Comments

“Violation of human rights could become a thorn in the side of this Government.”

Childcare providers welcome ‘historic’ wage increase deal
# Childcare Providers
# Childcare Providers

Childcare providers welcome ‘historic’ wage increase deal

Sep 7th 2022, 12:51 PM 25,550 Views 8 Comments

Early years teacher and Siptu activist Deborah Reynolds said that it was a ‘historic day for our profession’.

Kildare protest against housing for Ukrainians postponed as group to meet minister
# Newbridge
# Newbridge

Kildare protest against housing for Ukrainians postponed as group to meet minister

Sep 2nd 2022, 10:23 PM 44,302 Views 16 Comments

A local group said it has a range of issues with plans for modular homes in Newbridge.

# roderic-ogorman - This year 2022

Childcare fees should fall by 50% over the next two Budgets, says minister
# Childcare
# Childcare

Childcare fees should fall by 50% over the next two Budgets, says minister

Aug 25th 2022, 5:33 PM 22,782 Views 20 Comments

Minister Roderic O’Gorman said his focus is on improving affordability for parents in this year’s Budget.

Tusla cannot confirm how many records it has about St Gerard's mother and baby home
# Foi Requests
# Foi Requests

Tusla cannot confirm how many records it has about St Gerard's mother and baby home

Aug 14th 2022, 12:05 AM 18,856 Views 0 Comments
  • Tusla confirms it has records about St Gerard's but can't say how many, Órla Ryan reports
  • The agency said it cannot read the documents unless a person requests them via FOI or under GDPR
  • Tusla refused an FOI request from Peter Mulryan, saying it cannot locate records about his sister
Almost 900 people sign up to adoption tracing system - 32 have 'no contact' preference
# Access To Records
# Access To Records

Almost 900 people sign up to adoption tracing system - 32 have 'no contact' preference

Aug 4th 2022, 10:17 AM 13,390 Views 2 Comments

A total of 891 adopted people and relatives applied to the new register in July.

Independent office to lead excavation of Tuam Mother and Baby Home site
# Redress
# Redress

Independent office to lead excavation of Tuam Mother and Baby Home site

Updated Jul 27th 2022, 5:41 PM 11,049 Views 0 Comments

Minister for Children Roderic O’Gorman proposed the office be set up following the signing into law of the Institutional Burials Act.

More Mother and Baby Home survivors to take legal action if they're excluded from Redress Bill
# Court
# Court

More Mother and Baby Home survivors to take legal action if they're excluded from Redress Bill

Updated Jul 13th 2022, 5:10 PM 7,583 Views 0 Comments

There is mounting pressure on the Government to extend the redress scheme to cover extra survivors.

Tuam mother and baby home site to be excavated after President signs Burials Bill into law
# Catherine Corless
# Catherine Corless

Tuam mother and baby home site to be excavated after President signs Burials Bill into law

Jul 13th 2022, 12:04 PM 7,320 Views 6 Comments

The legislation will also allow for the excavation and reburial of remains at the sites of other former institutions.

Adopted people will finally get access to records after President signs Bill into law
# Birth Information Bill
# Birth Information Bill

Adopted people will finally get access to records after President signs Bill into law

Jun 30th 2022, 2:34 PM 10,674 Views 7 Comments

The Bill provides for the release of an adopted person’s birth certificate and early life information.

First of 500 modular homes to accommodate Ukrainian refugees to be built by November
# Modular Housing
# Modular Housing

First of 500 modular homes to accommodate Ukrainian refugees to be built by November

Jun 29th 2022, 5:02 PM 54,989 Views 85 Comments

All of the units are set to be two-bed apartments and will be able to accommodate a maximum of four refugees.

'Unacceptable harassment' on LGBTQ+ community persisting, Dáil hears ahead of Dublin Pride
# Pride Month
# Pride Month

'Unacceptable harassment' on LGBTQ+ community persisting, Dáil hears ahead of Dublin Pride

Updated Jun 23rd 2022, 4:36 PM 11,096 Views 0 Comments

In a statement ahead of Dublin Pride, the Minister for Equality said trans people in particular continue to experience discrimination and abuse.

Bill aiming to help adopted people access information about their life passes Oireacthas
# Roderic O'Gorman
# Roderic O'Gorman

Bill aiming to help adopted people access information about their life passes Oireacthas

Jun 22nd 2022, 10:25 PM 6,680 Views 5 Comments

It seeks to clear a way for adopted people to access information on their life.

Bethany Home survivor 'highly concerned' by legal delays as State seeks more time to respond
# Derek Leinster
# Derek Leinster

Bethany Home survivor 'highly concerned' by legal delays as State seeks more time to respond

May 30th 2022, 2:28 PM 7,324 Views 0 Comments

The State believes parts of Derek Leinster’s case fall outside the statute of limitations.

Research to inform conversion therapy ban expected by end of summer
# Conversion Therapy
# Conversion Therapy

Research to inform conversion therapy ban expected by end of summer

May 17th 2022, 4:14 PM 9,318 Views 5 Comments

Roderic O’Gorman said the research will inform legislation to ban the controversial practice in Ireland.

Parents paying nearly €800 in monthly fees per child in childcare, report finds
# Cost Of Childcare
# Cost Of Childcare

Parents paying nearly €800 in monthly fees per child in childcare, report finds

May 13th 2022, 3:54 PM 19,974 Views 35 Comments

A new report finds that the average weekly fee nationally per child for full day childcare is €186.84.

Taoiseach ‘more than willing’ to offer State apology for illegal birth registrations
# State Apology
# State Apology

Taoiseach ‘more than willing’ to offer State apology for illegal birth registrations

May 11th 2022, 6:33 PM 7,521 Views 18 Comments

Children’s Minister Roderic O’Gorman yesterday issued an apology in the Seanad on behalf of the Government.

Only 700 Ukrainian refugees so far placed in pledged accommodation as minister seeks 'patience'
# Refugee Response
# Refugee Response

Only 700 Ukrainian refugees so far placed in pledged accommodation as minister seeks 'patience'

May 5th 2022, 3:32 PM 16,545 Views 15 Comments

Over 24,000 offers of accommodation have been made with about 6,000 being withdrawn.

Minister confirms Aramark given refugee catering contract as process had to be 'short circuited'
# Ukraine Refugees
# Ukraine Refugees

Minister confirms Aramark given refugee catering contract as process had to be 'short circuited'

Updated Apr 28th 2022, 5:19 PM 40,831 Views 83 Comments

Minister for Integration Roderic O’Gorman says Government hasn’t used the traditional procurement processes.

Justice Minister says 'no cap' on Ukrainian refugees arriving despite accommodation challenges
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Justice Minister says 'no cap' on Ukrainian refugees arriving despite accommodation challenges

Updated Apr 21st 2022, 8:06 PM 51,097 Views 66 Comments

Integration Minister Roderic O’Gorman earlier said “grouped” accommodation will be a “more substantial part” of housing refugees.

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 19,974 Views 22 Comments

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

Mother & Baby Homes: GPs no longer have to sign off on requests by survivors to get health records
# New Regulations
# New Regulations

Mother & Baby Homes: GPs no longer have to sign off on requests by survivors to get health records

Mar 29th 2022, 5:55 PM 7,976 Views 1 Comment

New regulations have come into force after months of uncertainty and threats of legal action.

Remembrance centre to be located at site of former Magdalene Laundry on Sean McDermott Street
# SITE OF CONSCIENCE
# SITE OF CONSCIENCE

Remembrance centre to be located at site of former Magdalene Laundry on Sean McDermott Street

Updated Mar 29th 2022, 4:45 PM 10,152 Views 2 Comments

The centre will honour survivors of mother and baby homes, industrial schools, reformatories, Magdalene laundries and related institutions.

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