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#Roderic O'Gorman

# roderic-ogorman - Friday 7 May, 2021

Over 1,000 people with status to remain are stuck in Direct Provision as they can't find other housing
# Housing Crisis
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# Housing Crisis

Over 1,000 people with status to remain are stuck in Direct Provision as they can't find other housing

Fri 6:00 AM 13,156 Views 0 Comments

Eoin Ó Broin says these people should be included in the government’s homelessness figures.

# roderic-ogorman - Wednesday 28 April, 2021

O'Gorman stresses GSK's 'moral obligation' over vaccine trials but company's position 'remains unchanged'
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O'Gorman stresses GSK's 'moral obligation' over vaccine trials but company's position 'remains unchanged'

Updated Apr 28th 2021, 3:22 PM 33,721 Views 0 Comments

Representatives from the pharmaceutical giant met with Children’s Minister Roderic O’Gorman today.

# roderic-ogorman - Sunday 25 April, 2021

Illegal adoption investigator says she was treated 'disrespectfully and in an unprofessional manner' by Dept
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# Dept Of Children

Illegal adoption investigator says she was treated 'disrespectfully and in an unprofessional manner' by Dept

Apr 25th 2021, 12:05 AM 47,819 Views 28 Comments

She lodged a complaint about the department’s ‘failure to comply with the assurances’ provided to her.

# roderic-ogorman - Wednesday 21 April, 2021

Migrants in Ireland 'fear speaking out' about gender-based violence over worries they will lose legal status
# Report
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# Report

Migrants in Ireland 'fear speaking out' about gender-based violence over worries they will lose legal status

Apr 21st 2021, 2:34 PM 7,664 Views 4 Comments

The findings were contained in a report by the independent Anti-Racism Committee.

# roderic-ogorman - Tuesday 6 April, 2021

'Imagine someone clicked their fingers and you had no family or history, that's the reality for thousands of us'
# Adoption
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# Adoption

'Imagine someone clicked their fingers and you had no family or history, that's the reality for thousands of us'

Apr 6th 2021, 4:46 PM 13,362 Views 16 Comments

Adopted people have called for long-awaited tracing and information legislation to be published as a matter of urgency.

# roderic-ogorman - Thursday 25 March, 2021

Campaigner Derek Leinster says Protestant survivors and those living abroad 'not a priority' for redress
# Bethany Home
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# Bethany Home

Campaigner Derek Leinster says Protestant survivors and those living abroad 'not a priority' for redress

Mar 25th 2021, 6:05 AM 21,905 Views 3 Comments

Leinster, who was born in Bethany Home in Dublin in 1941, has campaigned for redress for over 20 years.

# roderic-ogorman - Wednesday 17 March, 2021

Department says consulting firm was hired due to 'urgency' in setting up mother and baby home redress scheme
# OAK Consulting
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# OAK Consulting

Department says consulting firm was hired due to 'urgency' in setting up mother and baby home redress scheme

Mar 17th 2021, 9:30 AM 16,491 Views 10 Comments

The government has hired OAK Consulting to oversee the consultation process at a cost of €20,000.

# roderic-ogorman - Tuesday 16 March, 2021

Trial by Telegram: Ireland's far right mobilising on 'privacy-first' messaging app
# Eyes Right
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# Eyes Right

Trial by Telegram: Ireland's far right mobilising on 'privacy-first' messaging app

Mar 16th 2021, 12:01 AM 27,661 Views 0 Comments

Final part in a four-part investigation into the far right in Ireland analyses the growth of US-style tactics used by Irish influencers on the platform.

# roderic-ogorman - Wednesday 10 March, 2021

O'Gorman says adopted people will get birth certs and other information under new legislation
# Birth Certs
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# Birth Certs

O'Gorman says adopted people will get birth certs and other information under new legislation

Updated Mar 10th 2021, 5:10 PM 18,390 Views 15 Comments

The minister has also launched a consultation process for a redress scheme for survivors of Mother And Baby Homes.

# roderic-ogorman - Tuesday 9 March, 2021

Report into illegal adoptions estimates there are thousands of 'suspicious' files, but advises against inquiry
# Birth Registration
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# Birth Registration

Report into illegal adoptions estimates there are thousands of 'suspicious' files, but advises against inquiry

Mar 9th 2021, 4:26 PM 9,899 Views 12 Comments

Minister Roderic O’Gorman says “deep ethical issues” arise in relation to illegal birth registrations, and an inquiry may still happen.

# roderic-ogorman - Wednesday 3 March, 2021

Minister to bring memo on illegal birth registrations to Cabinet next week
# Illegal Adoption
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# Illegal Adoption

Minister to bring memo on illegal birth registrations to Cabinet next week

Mar 3rd 2021, 2:09 PM 7,505 Views 6 Comments

The review was commissioned in 2018 but its publication was delayed.

# roderic-ogorman - Friday 26 February, 2021

O'Gorman says there is 'no meaningful reason' to extend Mother and Baby Homes Commission
# Deleted Tapes
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# Deleted Tapes

O'Gorman says there is 'no meaningful reason' to extend Mother and Baby Homes Commission

Feb 26th 2021, 3:02 PM 8,051 Views 9 Comments

The minister noted that members of the commission “can’t be compelled to come before the Oireachtas”.

O'Gorman will 'consider' State apology on Direct Provision but 'the best thing we can do is create new system'
# Asylum Seekers
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# Asylum Seekers

O'Gorman will 'consider' State apology on Direct Provision but 'the best thing we can do is create new system'

Feb 26th 2021, 11:35 AM 11,094 Views 5 Comments

Plans to end Direct Provision by 2024 were unveiled today.

# roderic-ogorman - Wednesday 24 February, 2021

TDs ask how testimony 'miraculously appeared down back of sofa', as time runs out to extend Commission
# Mother-and-baby Homes
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# Mother-and-baby Homes

TDs ask how testimony 'miraculously appeared down back of sofa', as time runs out to extend Commission

Updated Feb 24th 2021, 4:37 PM 33,325 Views 32 Comments

A Social Democrats’ motion to extend the commission’s term by one year had broad support but is non-binding and is not being acted on by government.

TDs still pushing for extension of Mother and Baby Homes Commission despite 'miraculous' recovery of testimony
# Deleted Audio
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# Deleted Audio

TDs still pushing for extension of Mother and Baby Homes Commission despite 'miraculous' recovery of testimony

Feb 24th 2021, 6:05 AM 14,746 Views 8 Comments

The commission is due to dissolve on 28 February but a number of TDs want its term extended amid concerns over deleted audio recordings.

# roderic-ogorman - Tuesday 23 February, 2021

Audio recordings of Mother and Baby Home testimony can be retrieved, Dept confirms
# Mother And Baby
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# Mother And Baby

Audio recordings of Mother and Baby Home testimony can be retrieved, Dept confirms

Feb 23rd 2021, 7:58 PM 10,672 Views 18 Comments

The Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes has agreed to deposit the recordings with the Department.

# roderic-ogorman - Sunday 21 February, 2021

Restrictions for March to be set out 'with clarity' this week, minister says
# Lockdown
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# Lockdown

Restrictions for March to be set out 'with clarity' this week, minister says

Feb 21st 2021, 1:42 PM 66,101 Views 94 Comments

Legislation on mandatory hotel quarantine is due to come before the Dáil this week.

# roderic-ogorman - Friday 19 February, 2021

O'Gorman says Mother and Baby Homes Commission *may* be able to retrieve recordings
# Testimony
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# Testimony

O'Gorman says Mother and Baby Homes Commission *may* be able to retrieve recordings

Updated Feb 19th 2021, 3:10 PM 21,067 Views 56 Comments

“We all know how difficult it is to permanently destroy electronic information,” the minister said today.

# roderic-ogorman - Thursday 18 February, 2021

If government extends term of Commission we need to know it will serve a purpose - Varadkar
# Mother And Baby
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# Mother And Baby

If government extends term of Commission we need to know it will serve a purpose - Varadkar

Feb 18th 2021, 2:39 PM 12,042 Views 21 Comments

The Tánasite said he could not make a commitment today that it would be extended beyond 28 February.

# roderic-ogorman - Tuesday 16 February, 2021

Audio recordings of Mother and Baby Home testimony 'cannot be retrieved', O'Gorman confirms
# Commission
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# Commission

Audio recordings of Mother and Baby Home testimony 'cannot be retrieved', O'Gorman confirms

Updated Feb 16th 2021, 6:44 PM 33,194 Views 53 Comments

The minister said the Commission informed him of the latest development today.

County home survivor told to contact police in England, not gardaí, over destruction of testimony
# Commission
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# Commission

County home survivor told to contact police in England, not gardaí, over destruction of testimony

Feb 16th 2021, 12:00 PM 45,837 Views 30 Comments

A number of witnesses have contacted the gardaí and Data Protection Commissioner to date.

# roderic-ogorman - Friday 5 February, 2021

Chair of mother and baby home commission declines invitation to appear before Children's Committee
# Final Report
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# Final Report

Chair of mother and baby home commission declines invitation to appear before Children's Committee

Feb 5th 2021, 2:06 PM 18,273 Views 5 Comments

Committee members are “very disappointed” by the latest development.

# roderic-ogorman - Thursday 4 February, 2021

Varadkar says he was 'quite surprised' that mother and baby home testimony was destroyed
# Mother-and-baby Homes
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# Mother-and-baby Homes

Varadkar says he was 'quite surprised' that mother and baby home testimony was destroyed

Updated Feb 4th 2021, 1:35 PM 22,246 Views 24 Comments

There have been calls for the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes to not be dissolved at the end of the month.

# roderic-ogorman - Wednesday 27 January, 2021

Children's Committee wants Chair of Mother and Baby Homes Commission to answer questions
# Final Report
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# Final Report

Children's Committee wants Chair of Mother and Baby Homes Commission to answer questions

Jan 27th 2021, 12:53 PM 12,076 Views 16 Comments

Survivors will be asked to attend a separate hearing so they can raise any questions or concerns they have.

# roderic-ogorman - Wednesday 20 January, 2021

Local councils to apologise for their involvement in Ireland's mother and baby homes, says minister From TheJournal.ie

Local councils to apologise for their involvement in Ireland's mother and baby homes, says minister

Jan 20th 2021, 6:10 PM 7,601 Views 7 Comments

There were emotional contributions by some TDs in the Dáil today.

# roderic-ogorman - Sunday 17 January, 2021

O'Gorman, Taoiseach and AG 'at one' on prioritising legislation on adopted people's access to records
# Minister For Children
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# Minister For Children

O'Gorman, Taoiseach and AG 'at one' on prioritising legislation on adopted people's access to records

Jan 17th 2021, 4:05 PM 10,902 Views 18 Comments

Minister for Children Roderic O’Gorman said that the legislation would have GDPR at the heart of it.

# roderic-ogorman - Tuesday 12 January, 2021

Government to investigate leaking of details of Mother and Baby Homes report From TheJournal.ie

Government to investigate leaking of details of Mother and Baby Homes report

Jan 12th 2021, 7:12 PM 13,184 Views 38 Comments

The State’s most senior civil servant is to head up an inquiry into the leaking of Government information.

# roderic-ogorman - Monday 11 January, 2021

Varadkar supports investigation into 'disrespectful' leak of mother and baby home information
# Burials
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# Burials

Varadkar supports investigation into 'disrespectful' leak of mother and baby home information

Jan 11th 2021, 10:19 AM 27,489 Views 62 Comments

“I think it was very disrespectful the fact that elements of it were leaked and appeared in a Sunday paper,” the Tánaiste said.

# roderic-ogorman - Sunday 10 January, 2021

O'Gorman to seek investigation into leaking of Mother and Baby Home report
# Minister For Children
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# Minister For Children

O'Gorman to seek investigation into leaking of Mother and Baby Home report

Updated Jan 10th 2021, 5:02 PM 67,870 Views 80 Comments
  • Survivors said they were hurt and angry, but "not surprised" by the leak to a newspaper
  • Opposition TDs have decried "shocking" "insensitive" media leak
  • The Minister for Children is seeking an investigation into how details became public

# roderic-ogorman - Monday 4 January, 2021

Government considering shutting schools for the whole of January
# New Year New Term
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# New Year New Term

Government considering shutting schools for the whole of January

Updated Jan 4th 2021, 9:10 PM 201,622 Views 348 Comments
  • Education spokespersons met Education Minister today
  • No plans to refine essential workers list for childcare purposes
  • Public health advice remains that 'schools are safe to open'

# roderic-ogorman - Monday 28 December, 2020

'Strengthened' gender pay gap bill to be brought before Cabinet in January, O'Gorman confirms
# Gender Pay Gap
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# Gender Pay Gap

'Strengthened' gender pay gap bill to be brought before Cabinet in January, O'Gorman confirms

Dec 28th 2020, 7:14 AM 12,277 Views 38 Comments

The Bill will require organisations to report on the pay differences between female and male employees.

# roderic-ogorman - Friday 25 December, 2020

O'Gorman confirms research into long-term health impact of living in mother and baby homes
# Final Report
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# Final Report

O'Gorman confirms research into long-term health impact of living in mother and baby homes

Dec 25th 2020, 12:05 AM 16,794 Views 7 Comments

The minister has said survivors will be at the centre of the government’s approach after criticism of how it has handled the situation to date.

# roderic-ogorman - Wednesday 16 December, 2020

Neasa Hourigan says efforts to push CETA deal through are 'extraordinary' and 'cynical'
# Investor Court
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# Investor Court

Neasa Hourigan says efforts to push CETA deal through are 'extraordinary' and 'cynical'

Dec 16th 2020, 12:05 AM 22,898 Views 51 Comments

Hourigan told TheJournal.ie that the current environment in the Green Party is “unpleasant”.

# roderic-ogorman - Tuesday 8 December, 2020

Cabinet approves three extra weeks of paid leave for parents of children born after 1 November 2019
# First Years
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# First Years

Cabinet approves three extra weeks of paid leave for parents of children born after 1 November 2019

Dec 8th 2020, 5:06 PM 43,180 Views 6 Comments

Parents will now be entitled to take five weeks of Parent’s Leave after their child is born or adopted, instead of the two weeks that were previously available.

# roderic-ogorman - Thursday 3 December, 2020

Final report of Commission into Mother and Baby Homes to be published in January
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# Roderic O'Gorman

Final report of Commission into Mother and Baby Homes to be published in January

Updated Dec 3rd 2020, 11:52 AM 9,870 Views 14 Comments

The report will be published on the week of 11 January, Minister Roderic O’Gorman has confirmed.

# roderic-ogorman - Thursday 5 November, 2020

'The country is sick of things being brushed under the carpet': What could a national archive on abuse look like?
# National Archive
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# National Archive

'The country is sick of things being brushed under the carpet': What could a national archive on abuse look like?

Nov 5th 2020, 12:05 AM 22,752 Views 20 Comments

Survivors want Ireland to face up to its past – but there are different views on the best way to do this.

# roderic-ogorman - Tuesday 3 November, 2020

Minister ‘determined’ State does right by mother and baby home survivors
# Roderic O'Gorman
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# Roderic O'Gorman

Minister ‘determined’ State does right by mother and baby home survivors

Nov 3rd 2020, 6:49 PM 13,062 Views 10 Comments

The Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes submitted its final report last Friday after five years of work.

# roderic-ogorman - Friday 30 October, 2020

Commission submits Mother and Baby Homes report to minister From TheJournal.ie

Commission submits Mother and Baby Homes report to minister

Oct 30th 2020, 8:03 PM 13,096 Views 9 Comments

The government has said it is committed to publishing the report as soon as possible.

Q&A: Why was the Commission into Mother and Baby Homes set up and what did it examine?
# Explainer
From TheJournal.ie
# Explainer

Q&A: Why was the Commission into Mother and Baby Homes set up and what did it examine?

Oct 30th 2020, 4:20 PM 23,970 Views 19 Comments

The commission is due to submit its final report today, over five years after it was set up.

# roderic-ogorman - Wednesday 28 October, 2020

Government to set up archive of records related to institutional trauma in 20th century
# Cabinet Meeting
From TheJournal.ie
# Cabinet Meeting

Government to set up archive of records related to institutional trauma in 20th century

Updated Oct 28th 2020, 8:11 PM 25,475 Views 29 Comments

The government released a statement about the Mother and Baby Homes this evening.

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