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Minister for Children  Roderic O’Gorman: ‘Adopted people know the difficulties that surround decisions that a mother has made to give their child up for adoption.’  Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Minister for Children Roderic O’Gorman has unveiled a proposed law which will allow adopted people to access the full details of their birth certs and(...)

Gene Pitney: Still 24 Hours from Tulsa.  Photograph: Getty Images

You have to feel sorry for Tom, Dick and Harry. I know that most people don’t have a social life to speak of these days, but Tom, Dick and Harry must (...)

Ireland’s Jamie Battle, Darragh McElhinney, Micheal Power, Keelan Kilrehill, Donal Devane and Thomas Devaney celebrate after winning the Men’s u23 race and Darragh McElhinney placing second in the Men’s u23 8000m. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The home crowd unquestionably played their part, naturally the home ground did too, and in completing a three-medal haul at the European cross-country(...)

Shoes left by mother and baby homes protesters in the Phoenix Park. ‘If a breach were to occur, the effects on the individuals concerned would be detrimental,’ according to the Data Protection Commission.  Photograph: Tom Honan

Child and family agency Tusla warned there was a chance that the archive of the Mother and Baby Homes Commission of Investigation could end up damaged(...)

Gardaí in Wicklow are appealing for witnesses as part of an investigation into alleged serious physical abuse of children at a primary school in the 1960s and 1970s.  File photograph: Getty Images

Gardaí in Wicklow are appealing for witnesses as part of an investigation into alleged serious physical abuse of children at a primary school in the 1(...)

US president Joe Biden speaks during a Memorial Day ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia,  on Monday. Photograph: Bloomberg

US president Joe Biden will take part in a remembrance of one of America’s darkest moments of racial violence on Tuesday, marking the 100th anniversar(...)

Temple Street Children’s University Hospital in Dublin: Some families are using its emergency department as a primary care service. File photograph: Eric Luke

Homeless children are twice as likely to require emergency hospitalisation and have a higher risk of scabies, obesity, scalds, abuse and sexually tran(...)

US president Donald Trump’s physician, Dr Sean Conley, said he anticipated  Trump would be able to return to public engagements on Saturday, after initially suggesting that the president might not be able to return to public life until Monday. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty

Donald Trump, who is still recovering from Covid-19, has suggested he might organise a rally in Florida on Saturday, while continuing to ignore questi(...)

US president Donald Trump and Judge Amy Coney Barrett (far right), his supreme court nominee, in the Diplomatic Room of the White House on September 26th. Photograph: Doug Mills/New York Times

Fate leads the willing, Seneca said, while the unwilling get dragged. For his entire life, Donald Trump has stayed one step ahead of disaster, plying (...)

US president Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump wave to supporters as they walk across the South Lawn to Marine One at the White House in Washington on Tuesday. Photograph: Ken Cedeno/EPA

On Monday, US president Donald Trump updated the nation on the administration’s coronavirus testing strategy and announced a plan to distribute 150 mi(...)

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