Susan Lohan

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Minister for Children Katherine Zappone: ‘We cannot have a law that provides unrestricted access to information about one’s identity to the adopted person.’ Photograph: Patrick Bolger

Tuesday, December 10th, 1991: Ireland was in the midst of a vitally important debate about an agreement that would create the European Union as we now(...)

The Orphanage: the four one-bedroom suites in Dún Laoghaire were to be rented for up to €1,500 a month

The owners of the Orphanage in Dún Laoghaire have apologised and said they will rename the building because of the reaction to their “tone-deaf” choic(...)

Susan Lohan of the Adoption Rights Alliance expressed astonishment at “the tone deafness of the PR people behind this”.

A former resident of a Dún Laoghaire institution now being marketed as The Orphanage by the company that redeveloped it has called for its name to be (...)

Majella Moynihan first requested files relating to her disciplinary process in late 2004, but the request was rejected. Photograph: RTÉ

An Garda Síochána is coming under increasing pressure to clarify the whereabouts of files relating to the disciplinary case against Majella Moynihan, (...)

Majella Moynihan spoke to RTÉ about being charged under the Garda Síochána regulations over  having premarital sex with another garda and a second count of having “give birth to a child outside wedlock” in May 1984. Photograph:  Supplied by RTÉ

A former garda who was threatened with dismissal from the force in the 1980s for having a baby with a colleague while unmarried says she feels “vindic(...)

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As you read this there are people about to experience what will probably be the greatest shock of their lives. They are about to discover their parent(...)

The entrace of the Magdalene laundry on Stanhope Street North in Dublin. A new service will help those affected by the mother-and-baby homes prepare witness statements ahead of the commission of investigation into the homes. File  photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Women and others whose lives were affected by the mother-and-baby homes, including those forcibly adopted as babies, have been urged to avail of a fre(...)

Paula Douglas, who was adopted in Ireland and now lives in the United States, pictured with her daughter Caitlin

Paula Douglas has known she was adopted from as early as she can remember. Her Irish mother Lil Holmes told her when she was four. Yet, she remaine(...)

 Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Dr James Reilly and Michelle Shannon, director of the  Department of Children and Youth Affairs, at Government Buildings. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Planned legislation that would offer up to 50,000 adopted people a legal right to information about their birth parents for the first time has been de(...)

Philomena Lee with her daughter Jane Libberton at the launch of the Philomena Project in Dublin last year. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Philomena Lee, whose devotion to finding her adopted son inspired a Hollywood film, said she would welcome the Government’s proposed Adoption Bill pr(...)

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