Minister for Children Katherine Zappone has confirmed that 140 more births suspected of being illegally registered are being examined by the Adoption Authority of Ireland. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/THE IRISH TIMES

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone has confirmed that 140 more births suspected of being illegally registered are being examined by the Adoption (...)

The independent expert appointed to examine governance at Scouting Ireland has been informed of concerns by members of the organisation about a lack of consultation over proposed reforms. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The independent expert appointed to examine governance at Scouting Ireland has been informed of concerns by members of the organisation about a lack o(...)

Independents 4 Change TD Clare Daly with Paul Redmond  of the Coalition of Mother and Baby Home Survivors at a press conference at Buswells Hotel, Dublin on Tuesday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Coalition of Mother and Baby Home Survivors are planning to protest during the visit to Pope Francis to Ireland next August, founder member Paul R(...)

Dr Niall Muldoon, Ombudsman for Children: “We have encouraged children out of the darkness into the sunshine and then left them exposed.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The message that “it’s okay not to feel okay” is getting through to children and young people. Most know it is no longer taboo to raise your hand and (...)

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone is to meet advocacy groups to brief them on her Adoption Tracing Bill. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/ The Irish Times

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Katherine Zappone is to hold meetings with advocacy groups this week to brief them on legal issues arising fro(...)

 Dr John Lawlor, chief executive, Scouting Ireland. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Divisions within Scouting Ireland in the wake of a rape controversy continue to grow, with management condemning “abhorrent” attacks on its chief exec(...)

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There is growing division in Scouting Ireland between the grassroots and senior management over the handling of the safeguarding controversy, which ha(...)

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone: she has said an independent investigator will look at a “targeted sampling” of files. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The terms of reference for a sample investigation of adoption records has been dismissed as “shameful” by campaigners, who have called for a more wide(...)

Historian Catherine Corless holds a list of the names of missing children from the Tuam mother and baby home. Photograph: Reuters/Peter Nicholls

Galway historian Catherine Corless says she is “not surprised” by confirmation of illegal birth registrations and believes the practice could extend t(...)

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone: ‘The Bill places the information and tracing service on a statutory footing for the first time.’ Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Legislation that would allow adoptees secure information about their adoptions should pass through the Oireachtas by the end of the year if there is c(...)

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