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Roderic O’Gorman, Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth

Yesterday evening.

Children’s minister Roderic O’Gorman sent out an appeal for ‘all persons affected by adoption or issues relating to knowing their origins or their early life information’ to contact him.

This morning, he brings to cabinet a bill that aims to provide information for people who were subject to illegal birth registrations, people who were boarded out, and to adoptees.

Minister O’Gorman wrote:

I wish to confirm that I will be bringing a Memorandum to Cabinet [this morning] to seek approval for publishing the heads of a bill to provide for access to birth certs and birth, early life and care information.

I will host an online presentation for those directly affected by this legislation to outline some key aspects and the next steps.

Access to this online presentation will be available on Thursday, May 20 at 4.30 p.m..

I am giving you an opportunity to put forward questions, by email, on the proposed legislation, which I can then address during the presentation. These questions can be sent to: questions@equality.gov.ie (active from 9am tomorrow, Wednesday)…

Referring to previous leaks to the press, Mr O’Gorman added:

Please note it is my intention that persons directly affected by adoption or issues relating to knowing their origins or their early life information are the first to hear about the legislation.

Previously: Rights Of Access To Personal Information Key To New Law (RTÉ, March 10)

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