Children’s Minister Katherine Zappone has rejected any suggestion that the decision not to publish the report of the Collaborative Forum on Mother and Baby Homes was due to its scathing criticism of the Government’s adoption tracing legislation.
Sat, 26 Oct, 2019
Garda Commissioner Drew Harris is to deliver a personal apology to Majella Moynihan, who was threatened with dismissal from An Garda Síochana for having pre-marital sex with another garda recruit and for giving birth to a baby out of wedlock.
Mon, 17 Jun, 2019
Wed, 11 Nov, 2015
The terms of reference for the new investigation into mother and baby homes received a broad welcome — but also criticism over its exclusion of Magdalene Laundries and adoptions involving state hospitals.
Sat, 10 Jan, 2015
I am writing in response to an article by Ann Cahill (Irish Examiner, September 10). In this article Susan Lohan irresponsibly uses the word ‘Holocaust’ as a comparable term in relation to the Church and state abuse in this country.
Fri, 26 Sep, 2014
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
Adoption, children’s and human rights organisations have welcomed the decision by the Department of Children to set up a statutory commission to investigate practices, deaths, illegal adoptions and vaccine trials at the country’s mother-and-baby homes.
Wed, 11 Jun, 2014
Detailed 80-year-old legislation gave Government a clear right to all records on child deaths and adoptions in mother-and-baby homes as they happened — but allowed "charities" to exempt themselves from the oversight.
Wed, 11 Jun, 2014
Amidst the tsunami of speculation about the whereabouts of the bodies of almost 800 children from the former Tuam mother-and-baby home, some sceptics have settled on the belief that 796 bodies could not be contained in this small plot of land.
Mon, 09 Jun, 2014
Pressure is mounting on the Government to launch a full inquiry into claims of a mass baby grave in Galway, after President Michael D Higgins said he was "appalled" at reports about the site and that questions needed to beanswered.
Sat, 07 Jun, 2014