Minister for Children Roderic O’Gorman: Illegal birth registrations are a ‘historic wrong with deep and enduring impacts’ and those who knowingly made them ‘committed a grave offence’. Photograph: Maxwells

Adoption campaigners and politicians have called on the Taoiseach to issue a State apology to people who had their births registered illegally. An ap(...)

Irish couple say they were  relieved to hold their baby girl. Photograph: iStock

Irish parents who were united with their baby, who was born to a surrogate mother in Ukraine, have thanked the country and its people for their help.(...)

The  Romanian-Ukrainian border crossing point in Siret, northern Romania. Photograph: Robert Ghement/EPA

Four Irish babies born to surrogate mothers in Ukraine in recent days have been safely evacuated from the war-torn country, The Irish Times understan(...)

The Government has dispatched a military aircraft to repatriate Irish babies born to surrogate mothers in Ukraine. Photograph: iStock

The Government has dispatched a military aircraft to assist in the repatriation of Irish babies born to surrogate mothers in Ukraine. The babies wer(...)

Ukraine is a popular location for Irish couples seeking to have babies via surrogate mothers. Photograph: iStock

There are four Irish babies newly born to surrogate Ukrainian mothers in a maternity hospital in the country’s capital Kyiv, Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has(...)

Ukrainian soldiers patrol  a street in Kyiv on Saturday.  The Department of Foreign Affairs said its capacity to provide consular assistance to citizens was ‘extremely limited’. Photograph: Efrem Lukatsky/AP

The Department of Foreign Affairs remains in contact with 94 registered Irish citizens in Ukraine as the Government urged them only to attempt to leav(...)

Fine Gael Senator Mary Seery Kearney at vigil. Photograph: Laura Hutton

Campaigners supporting Irish couples having babies through surrogate mothers in Ukraine say it was “heartbreaking” and a “daily horror” for couples un(...)

Temporary financial supports have been requested to help the parents of children born to surrogate mothers in Ukraine. Photograph: iStock

Temporary financial supports have been requested to help the parents of children born to surrogate mothers in Ukraine unable to travel to the country (...)

 Irish Families Through Surrogacy said that the department’s move should shorten the exit process for Irish couples and their babies.

The Department of Foreign Affairs has made temporary arrangements that will allow Irish couples travelling to Ukraine to collect babies born by surrog(...)

Fine Gael Senator Mary Seery-Kearney: ‘No one willingly goes into a war zone but no one willingly stays apart from their newborn baby.’ Photograph : Laura Hutton

The Department of Foreign Affairs is working to try to fast-track emergency travel documents for Irish babies born by surrogacy in Ukraine to help cou(...)

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