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# Roderic O'Gorman

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2022
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.
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.
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.
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Over 24,000 offers of accommodation have been made with about 6,000 being withdrawn.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Around 4,500 Ukraine refugees staying in hotel accommodation in Ireland
Plans are currently underway for providing medium-term accommodation for people.
'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.
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
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.
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.
'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.”
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
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.
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.
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.
Special Oireachtas committee on international surrogacy to be established
The committee is expected to report with recommendations within three months of its establishment.
'I'll protest until I die': Call for 'forgotten' boarded out children to be given redress
Survivors say they will keep protesting until the scheme is changed.
Adopted people to get access to their birth certs and other records under new legislation
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
The long-awaited Birth Information and Tracing Bill will be published today.
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Tuam site may finally be excavated in 2022 - five years after 'significant' human remains found
The long-awaited Burials Bill and the Birth Information and Tracing Bill are expected to be published in the next two months.
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
'We've been totally vindicated': State admits rights of Mother & Baby Home survivors were breached
Over 30 experts ask O'Gorman to change redress scheme so it considers 'impact of early trauma'
'We've been totally vindicated': State admits rights of Mother & Baby Home survivors were breached
“It’s been such a battle but we’ve been totally vindicated, that’s the most important thing. This time our voices have been heard in terms of justice.”
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
Mother and Baby Homes: Philomena Lee and Mary Harney cases back before High Court today
'She had no choice': High Court told Philomena Lee did not consent to her son being adopted
Schools and creches to be given €72 million to help reduce spread of Covid
€10 million in grants will be made available for providers to introduce measures to improve ventilation, including HEPA filters.
Government will not oppose motion for review of redress scheme for Mother and Baby Home survivors
Survivors’ groups gathered at Leinster House today to call for the redress scheme to be amended to better meet the needs of survivors.
Over 30 experts ask O'Gorman to change redress scheme so it considers 'impact of early trauma'
People who were born in a mother and baby institution but spent less than six months there are excluded from the scheme.
'They're waiting for more of us to die': Women whose children were taken react to redress scheme
The Government’s long-awaited Mother and Baby Homes redress scheme was unveiled during the week.
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
'She had no choice': High Court told Philomena Lee did not consent to her son being adopted
'No understanding of trauma': Survivors hit out at 6-month rule & legal waiver in redress scheme
'No understanding of trauma': Survivors hit out at 6-month rule & legal waiver in redress scheme
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
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
The Cabinet is set to sign off on the details of a long-awaited redress scheme later today.
UN experts warn Burials Bill may 'create obstacles' to examining deaths at Mother & Baby Homes
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
Minister for Equality Roderic O’Gorman will lead the Irish delegation and deliver a speech at today’s hearing.
Adoption tracing legislation ‘risks being found unconstitutional’, O'Gorman tells Committee
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
The minister is set to discuss the Birth Information and Tracing Bill at a meeting of the Oireachtas Children’s Committee this afternoon.
Vomiting and fever among side effects experienced by children who took part in GSK trials
The pharma company has today published information about nine trials it carried out in Irish institutions between 1934 and 1973.