Minister for Children Katherine Zappone and AAI chairman Dr Geoffrey Shannon: legislation would make the authority the custodian of these sensitive adoption records.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

Up to 200 potential locations holding adoption files around the country have been drawn up in a draft document by the Adoption Authority of Ireland (A(...)

Norman Spicer, of Coleman Legal Partners (CLP), which is representing about 15 people affected by the St Patrick’s Guild false adoption contorversy. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

Many people whose births were falsely registered by the St Patrick’s Guild adoption society have been made to feel they were part of an illegal and sh(...)

 Minister for  Children Katherine Zappone has put the controversial Adoption (Information and Tracing) Bill on hold. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

Legislation to give adopted people access to their birth records has been paused to allow more consultation with those affected and with political par(...)

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone said she was working very hard to listen to the concerns of adopted people and felt that she had achieved real progress in her discussions with the Attorney General. File image:  Dara Mac Dónaill /The Irish Times

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone has defended the new Adoption (Information and Tracing) Bill which she says strikes the correct balance betwee(...)

The Religious Sisters of Charity order did not immediately respond to requests for comment. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Solicitors acting for a woman who was given back the wrong child after leaving her infant daughter in the temporary care of nuns at the St Patrick’s G(...)

The woman says she became pregnant at 15 and the child was born in July 1979 in Mount Carmel Hospital, Dublin, where, three days later, the baby was taken from her against her will.

A woman has claimed before the High Court she was coerced into having her baby daughter adopted nearly 40 years ago when she was 16 years old. The wo(...)

The process involves having to contact both the birth parents and those whose births were illegally registered, with social workers gathering documents to identify and locate them.

Investigators attempting to trace those affected by illegal adoption registrations at St Patrick’s Guild have described the ongoing process as “slow a(...)

‘What is best for the child must prevail in every case.’ Photograph: iStock

Children who are adopted from foster care should have a prioritised status for all State services into adulthood and their carers should also get enha(...)

The Supreme Court has found the Adoption Authority of Ireland (AAI) does not have jurisdiction to recognise the foreign adoption of a woman’s niece a(...)

Tressa Donnelly Reeves  and her son Patrick Farrell (also known as Andre Donnelly). Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire.

A man who is suing the State and a Catholic adoption agency over his illegal adoption has said he would never have had to come to court “if people had(...)

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