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(...)

Jay O’Callaghan (right) with his husband, Aaron O’Bryan, and their son, Jake, in Toronto.

After tens of thousands of dollars spent on IVF over three years, Jay O’Callaghan and his husband, Aaron O’Bryan, became a family in 2017 when their s(...)

Patrick Farrell, who with his birth mother Tressa Reeves is suing a Catholic adoption agency and the State, has told the High Court it came as a “bombshell” when he learned in 2012 he had been “illegally” adopted. Photograph: Courtpix

A man suing a Catholic adoption agency and the State has told the High Court it came as a “bombshell” when he learned in 2012 he had been “illegally” (...)

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