Politicians, many of whom admitted to being heavily lobbied by prospective adoptive parents, have locked horns with children’s rights groups and the Adoption Authority over the sharp drop in children available for intercountry adoption.
Fri, 27 Jun, 2014
The US closed its Syrian embassy and Britain recalled its ambassador to Damascus in a dramatic escalation of Western pressure on President Bashar Assad to give up power, just days after diplomatic efforts at the United Nations to end the crisis collapsed.
Tue, 07 Feb, 2012
ALTHOUGH Bulgaria has signed the Hague Convention for the Protection of Children in Intercountry Adoption (Irish Examiner, March 25)) and therefore Irish couples are within their rights under Irish law to seek adoptions from there, we fear that in the effort to find “available” children to adopt, that the principles of Hague are often forgotten about.
Mon, 28 Mar, 2011
THERE must be a clear distinction between humanitarian aid and individual adoptions in any future dealing with countries involved in inter-country adoption, according to the chairman of the new Adoption Authority of Ireland, Geoffrey Shannon.
Tue, 02 Nov, 2010
The Icelandic parliament decided after an emergency session how to stage a national referendum on repaying almost €4bn to Britain and the Netherlands over the collapse of the Icesave bank – a poll that is seen as a defining moment in the bankrupted country’s economic recovery.
Sat, 09 Jan, 2010
Wartime Bosnian Serb army commander Ratko Mladic used fake names during his hospital treatment in Belgrade in the 1990s, the Serbian authorities said today, amid reports that the top war crimes fugitive may finally be arrested by the end of this month.
Mon, 20 Feb, 2006