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Women Illegally Adopted Seeks Expansion of Investigation

Women illegally adopted seeks expansion of the investigationBy Coleman Legal l Audio Blog 2 - Mother and Baby HomesMs Theresa Hiney Tingal discovered she was illegally adopted, and her birth certificate falsified at the age of 48. It was through freedom of information requests...

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High Court Rules Illegal Adoption Cases to be Assessed for Damages Only

As a result of High Court rulings when at least six illegal adoption cases against St Patrick’s Guild Adoption Society go to trial it will be solely for assessment of damages. These orders were made after Anthony Weldon, the liquidator of St Patrick’s Guild failed to appoint lawyers to defend the...

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Investigation into History of Illegal Adoptions in Ireland

The issue of illegal adoptions in Ireland has again come to the fore following the publication of the report of the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes in January. Previously in 2018, the Government had promised to take action in the cases of 126 babies who were illegally...

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Report findings of the condition the victims of the mother and baby homes had endured and State and Church have “heavy responsibility” according to President Michael D. Higgins

The release of the Final Report of the Commission of Investigation in Mother and Baby Homes on Tuesday the 12th January 2021 highlighted the poor practices and conditions of living and treatment that the mothers and babies had received in the mother-and-baby homes between the years of 1922 to...

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Residential Care Centre Abuse

Residential Care Centre Abuse – Unannounced HIQA inspections highlight various issues in Care Homes for the intellectually disabled HIQA has reported that a residential centre for 13 adults with intellectual disabilities recorded an average of one incident of physical or verbal...

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Mother and Baby Home Commission facing challenges

Mother and Baby Home Commission facing challenges It has been revealed through the Commission of Investigation’s Third Interim Report that while some Catholic Orders of nuns which ran or staffed mother and baby institutions provided extensive documentation, others have said that very little...

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Ombudsman’s Report Re Magdalene Laundries Restorative Justice Scheme

Ombudsman's Report Re Magdalene Laundries Restorative Justice Scheme “These women have waited long enough for justice,” The Ombudsman's Report entitled "Opportunity Lost", has now come out on the Ombudsman’s investigation into how the Department of Justice administered the Magdalene Laundries...

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Lifting the Veil of Silence over Mother and Baby Homes Ireland

Lifting the Veil of Silence over Mother and Baby Homes In light of the recent discovery of human remains on a site in Tuam, Co. Galway, a Commission has been established to further investigate the circumstances surrounding these harrowing findings. Historical Mother and Baby Homes and Institutions...

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