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# Roderic O'Gorman

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# information and tracing act
'A historic moment': Adopted people can access information about their birth from today
The new law allows people who were adopted or boarded out to access information about their origins.
# fleeing russia
No spike in people seeking asylum from Russia in Ireland, O'Gorman says
Minister Roderic O’Gorman said applications made will also be treated on an “individualised basis”.
# budget 2023
Minister hopes parents using childminders will benefit from cheaper childcare next year
Roderic O’Gorman says some childminders are concerned about what a new regulatory system will mean for them.
# work life balance bill
Victims of domestic violence to be entitled to five days of paid leave under new plans
It is one of a number of measures in the Work Life Balance Bill.
# boarded out
'100 years of injustice': Survivors call for mother and baby home redress scheme to be extended
“Violation of human rights could become a thorn in the side of this Government.”
# childcare providers
Childcare providers welcome ‘historic’ wage increase deal
Early years teacher and Siptu activist Deborah Reynolds said that it was a ‘historic day for our profession’.
# Newbridge
Kildare protest against housing for Ukrainians postponed as group to meet minister
A local group said it has a range of issues with plans for modular homes in Newbridge.
# Childcare
Childcare fees should fall by 50% over the next two Budgets, says minister
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
A report by
Órla Ryan
The Child and Family Agency refused an FOI request from Tuam survivor Peter Mulryan, saying it could not locate records about his sister.
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
'Two babies from one family, gone': Tusla unable to locate records despite 'extensive' search
'Where is she?': Survivor of Tuam home discovers he has a second sister with no burial record
# access to records
Almost 900 people sign up to adoption tracing system - 32 have 'no contact' preference
A total of 891 adopted people and relatives applied to the new register in July.
# Redress
Independent office to lead excavation of Tuam Mother and Baby Home site
Minister for Children Roderic O’Gorman proposed the office be set up following the signing into law of the Institutional Burials Act.
# Court
More Mother and Baby Home survivors to take legal action if they're excluded from Redress Bill
There is mounting pressure on the Government to extend the redress scheme to cover extra survivors.
# catherine corless
Tuam mother and baby home site to be excavated after President signs Burials Bill into law
The legislation will also allow for the excavation and reburial of remains at the sites of other former institutions.
# birth information bill
Adopted people will finally get access to records after President signs Bill into law
The Bill provides for the release of an adopted person’s birth certificate and early life information.
# modular housing
First of 500 modular homes to accommodate Ukrainian refugees to be built by November
All of the units are set to be two-bed apartments and will be able to accommodate a maximum of four refugees.
# Pride Month
'Unacceptable harassment' on LGBTQ+ community persisting, Dáil hears ahead of Dublin Pride
In a statement ahead of Dublin Pride, the Minister for Equality said trans people in particular continue to experience discrimination and abuse.
# Roderic O'Gorman
Bill aiming to help adopted people access information about their life passes Oireacthas
It seeks to clear a way for adopted people to access information on their life.
# Derek Leinster
Bethany Home survivor 'highly concerned' by legal delays as State seeks more time to respond
The State believes parts of Derek Leinster’s case fall outside the statute of limitations.
# Conversion Therapy
Research to inform conversion therapy ban expected by end of summer
Roderic O’Gorman said the research will inform legislation to ban the controversial practice in Ireland.
# cost of childcare
Parents paying nearly €800 in monthly fees per child in childcare, report finds
A new report finds that the average weekly fee nationally per child for full day childcare is €186.84.
# State apology
Taoiseach ‘more than willing’ to offer State apology for illegal birth registrations
Children’s Minister Roderic O’Gorman yesterday issued an apology in the Seanad on behalf of the Government.
# refugee response
Only 700 Ukrainian refugees so far placed in pledged accommodation as minister seeks 'patience'
Over 24,000 offers of accommodation have been made with about 6,000 being withdrawn.
# ukraine refugees
Minister confirms Aramark given refugee catering contract as process had to be 'short circuited'
Minister for Integration Roderic O’Gorman says Government hasn’t used the traditional procurement processes.
# Ukraine
Justice Minister says 'no cap' on Ukrainian refugees arriving despite accommodation challenges
Integration Minister Roderic O’Gorman earlier said “grouped” accommodation will be a “more substantial part” of housing refugees.
# Roderic O'Gorman
Number of Ukrainians arriving falls and payment for host families being considered – O'Gorman
Roderic O’Gorman said Ireland won’t be able to accommodate all arrivals in own-room settings.
# new regulations
Mother & Baby Homes: GPs no longer have to sign off on requests by survivors to get health records
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
The centre will honour survivors of mother and baby homes, industrial schools, reformatories, Magdalene laundries and related institutions.
# Ukraine
Over 6,000 people fleeing Ukraine have been accommodated in Ireland since February
More than 12,000 Ukrainian people have arrived in Ireland since the start of the war.
# Refugees
Up to 40,000 Ukrainian refugees may arrive in Ireland by end of April, says Varadkar
Over 10,000 Ukrainian refugees have arrived in Ireland since Russia launched its invasion almost a month ago.
# Roderic O'Gorman
Around 4,500 Ukraine refugees staying in hotel accommodation in Ireland
Plans are currently underway for providing medium-term accommodation for people.
# St Patrick's Guild
'It's an insult': €3,000 payment for people who were illegally adopted criticised
The payments will only apply to people whose illegal adoptions were facilitated by St Patrick’s Guild.
# refugee crisis
Over 2,000 people fleeing Ukraine have arrived in Ireland with 640 staying in hotels
Two-thirds of those who have arrived are staying with family members.
Future accomodation options including modular homes and even Defence Forces facilities are being discussed.
The Telegraph has reported that UK ministers voiced concerns about Ireland's 'open door' policy.
The government has said that "crisis measures" may be enacted to deal with the situation.
Government to carry out checks on homes being put forward as potential lodgings for refugees
1,800 Ukrainians have arrived in Ireland with number 'growing day by day', Taoiseach says
# Ukraine
An online portal to offer help to Ukrainian refugees in Ireland has opened
The United Nations said yesterday that 1.5 million have fled Ukraine since the invasion of the country by Russia.
# Ukraine
More than 1.5 million refugees flee Ukraine in past 10 days, says UN
Government is making plans to accommodate thousands of refugees in Ireland.
# boarded out
'This will haunt the Government': Call for extension of MBH redress, or for new Commission to be held
“If you don’t want to compensate people for violating their human rights, don’t violate their human rights.”
# Coroner
Burials Bill: New law will allow for Tuam mother and baby home and other sites to be excavated
The restriction on the jurisdiction of the coroner has been removed entirely from the legislation.
The legislation will allow the excavation, recovery and analysis of remains at the site of the former mother and baby institutions
The restriction on the jurisdiction of the coroner has been removed entirely from the Bill
Catherine Corless said today is "a good day", Órla Ryan reports
Burials Bill will be published today, paving the way for Tuam site to finally be excavated
'I'll protest until I die': Call for 'forgotten' boarded out children to be given redress
# Cabinet
Burials Bill will be published today, paving the way for Tuam site to finally be excavated
Children’s Minister Roderic O’Gorman will bring the draft legislation to Cabinet this morning.
# Tuam
Long-awaited Burials Bill to be published next week
If the legislation passes in the coming months, the site of the former mother and baby institution in Tuam may finally be excavated.
# Domestic Violence
Review of domestic violence refuges highlights geographical gaps and inadequate provision
Minister Helen McEntee has committed to a womens’ refuge expansion.
People refused entry to pubs don't get 'adequate access to justice' under complaints system
Human Rights Commission says current law disproportionately impacts minority groups.