Controversial adoption information legislation to be dropped

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

High Court: Adoption Authority granted order dismissing personal injury proceedings

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

Adoption Bill put on hold as Zappone reconsiders approach

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

Adoption rights group hits out at Government over legislative plans

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