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#Roderic O'Gorman

# roderic-ogorman - Yesterday’s News

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

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

22 hours ago 7,533 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'
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O'Gorman will 'consider' State apology on Direct Provision but 'the best thing we can do is create new system'

Fri 11:35 AM 10,317 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
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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 Wed 4:37 PM 32,946 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

Wed 6:05 AM 14,655 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

Tue 7:58 PM 10,614 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

Sun 1:42 PM 65,489 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 20,967 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
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If government extends term of Commission we need to know it will serve a purpose - Varadkar

Feb 18th 2021, 2:39 PM 12,006 Views 22 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
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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 33,108 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
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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 45,717 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 18,228 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 22,196 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 12,045 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 7,575 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
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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 10,888 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

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

Jan 12th 2021, 7:12 PM 13,137 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
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# Burials

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

Jan 11th 2021, 10:19 AM 27,423 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
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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 67,792 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 201,462 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 12,180 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
From TheJournal.ie
# Final Report

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

Dec 25th 2020, 12:05 AM 16,749 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 22,795 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 38,976 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 9,847 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?
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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 22,680 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
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# Roderic O'Gorman

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

Nov 3rd 2020, 6:49 PM 13,054 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 13,094 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
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# 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 23,876 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
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# Cabinet Meeting

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

Updated Oct 28th 2020, 8:11 PM 25,461 Views 27 Comments

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

Never the intention that mother and baby home legislation would cause 'such anxiety and anger', says minister
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# Cabinet

Never the intention that mother and baby home legislation would cause 'such anxiety and anger', says minister

Oct 28th 2020, 1:53 PM 27,011 Views 63 Comments

Cabinet is expected to discuss the fallout from the controversy over the handling of legislation which was passed last week.

# roderic-ogorman - Friday 23 October, 2020

Legal advice is that GDPR is 'prohibited' by 2004 Act on Mother and Baby Homes Commission - Department
# Database
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# Database

Legal advice is that GDPR is 'prohibited' by 2004 Act on Mother and Baby Homes Commission - Department

Updated Oct 23rd 2020, 10:15 PM 68,156 Views 72 Comments

The minister has defended the legislation but said he regrets poorly communicating what it intends to do.

Q&A: What is the mother and baby home legislation passed in the Oireachtas this week?
# Sealed
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# Sealed

Q&A: What is the mother and baby home legislation passed in the Oireachtas this week?

Oct 23rd 2020, 6:04 PM 62,711 Views 60 Comments

The Bill allows the transfer of a database of 60,000 records compiled by the commission to Tusla, the Child and Family Agency.

# roderic-ogorman - Thursday 22 October, 2020

'The beatings were regular and we worked until our fingers bled': My childhood in an industrial school
# Industrial School
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# Industrial School

'The beatings were regular and we worked until our fingers bled': My childhood in an industrial school

Oct 22nd 2020, 7:30 PM 85,965 Views 26 Comments

Mary Harney shares her personal story on a day where the fate of records of the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes was debated on the Dáil floor.

Dáil passes the Government's Mother and Baby Homes Bill
# Equality Minister
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# Equality Minister

Dáil passes the Government's Mother and Baby Homes Bill

Updated Oct 22nd 2020, 7:00 PM 76,246 Views 132 Comments

Opposition TDs had drafted amendments based on the requests of survivors and human rights experts.

'When your mother cried during labour, she was paying for her sins': Stories of mother and baby home survivors read into Dáil record
# Commission
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# Commission

'When your mother cried during labour, she was paying for her sins': Stories of mother and baby home survivors read into Dáil record

Oct 22nd 2020, 9:30 AM 64,667 Views 32 Comments

Powerful testimonies of survivors from mother and baby homes were read out in the Dáil last night.

# roderic-ogorman - Wednesday 21 October, 2020

Children’s Minister to re-examine 30-year seal on mother and baby homes records
# Dáil Debate
From TheJournal.ie
# Dáil Debate

Children’s Minister to re-examine 30-year seal on mother and baby homes records

Oct 21st 2020, 10:14 PM 24,002 Views 35 Comments

The remaining records would be sealed for 30 years under a 2004 Act.

# roderic-ogorman - Monday 19 October, 2020

Review finds that the average cost of delivering childcare across all services in Ireland is €4.14 per hour
# Childcare
From TheJournal.ie
# Childcare

Review finds that the average cost of delivering childcare across all services in Ireland is €4.14 per hour

Oct 19th 2020, 3:30 PM 18,458 Views 9 Comments

The review was undertaken by Crowe in association with Apteligen in 2018.

# roderic-ogorman - Friday 16 October, 2020

'The nuns sent me away with your child in a wheelbarrow': Powerful speeches in debate on mother and baby homes
# Seanad
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# Seanad

'The nuns sent me away with your child in a wheelbarrow': Powerful speeches in debate on mother and baby homes

Updated Oct 16th 2020, 5:29 PM 60,356 Views 28 Comments

Senators are debating legislation related to records compiled by the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes.

# roderic-ogorman - Wednesday 14 October, 2020

Senators express 'serious concern' that mother and baby home records will be sealed for 30 years
# Commission
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# Commission

Senators express 'serious concern' that mother and baby home records will be sealed for 30 years

Updated Oct 14th 2020, 4:41 PM 43,753 Views 36 Comments

The Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes is due to submit its final report later this month.

# roderic-ogorman - Friday 28 August, 2020

Debunked: Three false claims about Minister for Children Roderic O'Gorman
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# Debunked

Debunked: Three false claims about Minister for Children Roderic O'Gorman

Aug 28th 2020, 4:25 PM 1,343 Views 0 Comments

An image containing three misleading claims about the Green Party TD has been circulating online.

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