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(...)

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(...)