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# St Patrick's Guild

Last year
'Where is she?': Survivor of Tuam home discovers he has a second sister with no burial record
A report by
Órla Ryan
Peter Mulryan is going public with his search for information about a second sister, Bridget, who passed through St Gerard’s in Dublin.
'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.
Mother told daughter would 'get a needle in her arm every day' until she signed adoption papers
Sally McAndrew says nuns threatened to put her in a vaccine trial when her mother put off signing her adoption papers.
Sally McAndrew says nuns threatened to put her in a vaccine trial when her mother put off signing her adoption papers
'Every day you don’t sign, your daughter is getting a needle in her arm and will be screaming in pain'
Sally says her biological father received her home address when he paid £5,000 to nuns, Órla Ryan reports
All time
Geraldine was born in St Patrick's, her sister Pauline was born in Bessborough - 50 years later they found each other
Four years ago a social worker “stumbled across” information that would change their lives forever.
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
Drew Harris says Mother and Baby Home crimes 'difficult to prosecute' despite reports of rape and incest
Bessborough survivor says more women 'will die not knowing if their child is rotting in a septic tank'
Illegal adoption investigator strongly objected to redaction of institution names in report
The report was published with the names of the institutions redacted.
O'Gorman says adopted people will get birth certs and other information under new legislation
'Illegitimate children could contaminate the morals of society so had to be hidden and illegally adopted'
Report into illegal adoptions estimates there are thousands of 'suspicious' files, but advises against inquiry
Minister Roderic O’Gorman says “deep ethical issues” arise in relation to illegal birth registrations, and an inquiry may still happen.
Six-month waitlist for counselling and confusion for those affected by adoption scandal despite promises
The HSE told Tusla it hadn’t received any direction on this, despite the Department of Children believing it to be the case.
'I was told not to touch him or bond with him because that was for his other mother'
Tressa Reeves was separated from her son for 52 years.
Mother and son who were separated for 50 years settle High Court action against adoption agency
The terms of the settlement are confidential.
Adoption scandal: Officials questioned whether telling those affected would 'do more harm than good'
There may be more people than the 126 identified so far caught up in the St Patrick’s Guild adoption scandal.
'Lies, secrets and silences': Some people with illegally registered births will never know
Minister Zappone has appointed an independent reviewer to oversee an analysis of tens of thousands of records.
'My date of birth was changed, so my biological parents had no hope of finding me'
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
One campaigner said that dozens of adoption agencies incorrectly registered biological parents.
Zappone reveals at least 126 children were wrongly registered as biological children of adoptive parents
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.