Controversial legislative plans to give adopted people access to their birth records have been dropped due to a failure to reach agreement with stakeholders.
Published 12 December 2019
The Adoption Authority of Ireland has been granted an order dismissing proceedings brought by a woman whose child was adopted in 1980. The woman was 16 at the time and submitted that the circumstances surrounding the adoption of her daughter entailed a breach of her rights.
Published 18 September 2019
Legislation that would give adoptees access to their birth records has been put on hold to allow further consultation, The Irish Times reports.
Published 20 June 2019
The Adoption Rights Alliance (ARA) has criticised the Government for progressing a bill on access to adoption records "without consulting stakeholders".
Published 12 June 2019