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(...)

Tressa Donnelly Reeves and her son Andre Donnelly leave the High Court in Dublin. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

A woman who spent more than 50 years searching for her son has told the High Court she was told by a nun that adopted children want nothing to do with(...)

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” (...)