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#St Patrick's Guild

# st-patricks-guild - Sunday 2 May, 2021

Geraldine was born in St Patrick's, her sister Pauline was born in Bessborough - 50 years later they found each other
# Long Lost Sisters
# Long Lost Sisters

Geraldine was born in St Patrick's, her sister Pauline was born in Bessborough - 50 years later they found each other

May 2nd 2021, 12:05 AM 51,659 Views 0 Comments
  • Both women sought to find their birth parents, but instead discovered each other, Órla Ryan writes
  • A social worker 'stumbled across' information that changed their lives forever
  • They say adopted people have a right to their birth certs and medical history

# st-patricks-guild - Thursday 11 March, 2021

Illegal adoption investigator strongly objected to redaction of institution names in report
# Redacted
# Redacted

Illegal adoption investigator strongly objected to redaction of institution names in report

Mar 11th 2021, 8:25 PM 15,070 Views 15 Comments

The report was published with the names of the institutions redacted.

# st-patricks-guild - Tuesday 9 March, 2021

Report into illegal adoptions estimates there are thousands of 'suspicious' files, but advises against inquiry
# Birth Registration
# Birth Registration

Report into illegal adoptions estimates there are thousands of 'suspicious' files, but advises against inquiry

Mar 9th 2021, 4:26 PM 10,035 Views 12 Comments

Minister Roderic O’Gorman says “deep ethical issues” arise in relation to illegal birth registrations, and an inquiry may still happen.

# st-patricks-guild - Saturday 12 January, 2019

Six-month waitlist for counselling and confusion for those affected by adoption scandal despite promises
# St Patrick's Guild
# St Patrick's Guild

Six-month waitlist for counselling and confusion for those affected by adoption scandal despite promises

Jan 12th 2019, 12:05 AM 13,377 Views 24 Comments

The HSE told Tusla it hadn’t received any direction on this, despite the Department of Children believing it to be the case.

# st-patricks-guild - Tuesday 17 July, 2018

'I was told not to touch him or bond with him because that was for his other mother'
# Illegal Adoption
# Illegal Adoption

'I was told not to touch him or bond with him because that was for his other mother'

Jul 17th 2018, 5:35 PM 19,893 Views 20 Comments

Tressa Reeves was separated from her son for 52 years.

# st-patricks-guild - Wednesday 11 July, 2018

Mother and son who were separated for 50 years settle High Court action against adoption agency
# St Patrick's Guild
# St Patrick's Guild

Mother and son who were separated for 50 years settle High Court action against adoption agency

Jul 11th 2018, 6:58 PM 18,661 Views 21 Comments

The terms of the settlement are confidential.

# st-patricks-guild - Friday 6 July, 2018

Adoption scandal: Officials questioned whether telling those affected would 'do more harm than good'
# St Patrick's Guild
# St Patrick's Guild

Adoption scandal: Officials questioned whether telling those affected would 'do more harm than good'

Jul 6th 2018, 12:05 AM 18,452 Views 46 Comments

There may be more people than the 126 identified so far caught up in the St Patrick’s Guild adoption scandal.

# st-patricks-guild - Thursday 14 June, 2018

'Lies, secrets and silences': Some people with illegally registered births will never know
# Adoption
# Adoption

'Lies, secrets and silences': Some people with illegally registered births will never know

Jun 14th 2018, 5:08 PM 10,377 Views 25 Comments

Minister Zappone has appointed an independent reviewer to oversee an analysis of tens of thousands of records.

# st-patricks-guild - Wednesday 30 May, 2018

'My date of birth was changed, so my biological parents had no hope of finding me'
# Adoption
# Adoption

'My date of birth was changed, so my biological parents had no hope of finding me'

May 30th 2018, 6:08 PM 19,903 Views 26 Comments

Yesterday it was revealed that 126 children adopted between 1946 and 1969 weren’t registered correctly.

'It's been known for years': Adoption campaigners say scandal more widespread than St Patrick's Guild
# Adoption Controversy
# Adoption Controversy

'It's been known for years': Adoption campaigners say scandal more widespread than St Patrick's Guild

May 30th 2018, 8:40 AM 14,289 Views 43 Comments

One campaigner said that dozens of adoption agencies incorrectly registered biological parents.

# st-patricks-guild - Tuesday 29 May, 2018

Zappone reveals at least 126 children were wrongly registered as biological children of adoptive parents
# St Patrick's Guild
# St Patrick's Guild

Zappone reveals at least 126 children were wrongly registered as biological children of adoptive parents

May 29th 2018, 3:26 PM 27,853 Views 103 Comments

People who were born between 1946 and 1969, who don’t have an adoption order, and were placed by St Patrick’s Guild may be affected by the revelation.