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Committee on International Surrogacy

Next Meeting:

Last updated - 13 May 2022, 16.09

18 May 2022, 11.00

The Joint Committee on International Surrogacy will meet in private session.

The Joint Committee on International Surrogacy was established to consider and make recommendations on measures to address issues arising from international surrogacy.

Date established: 9 Feb 2022

House: 33rd Dáil, 26th Seanad

Recent Press Releases

11 May 2022, 14.00

Joint Committee on International Surrogacy to discuss protecting the right of the child to their history and identity and an analysis of the Issues Paper

4 May 2022, 15.05

Joint Committee on International Surrogacy to discuss issues facing couples entering international surrogacy and regularising the position of existing children born through international surrogacy

27 Apr 2022, 15.40

Joint Committee on International Surrogacy to discuss issues facing couples entering international surrogacy, achieving parental recognition and the provision of citizenship rights and travel documents

Recent Videos

Thu, 12 May 2022

Committee on International Surrogacy

Topic: Protecting the right of the child to their history and identity, including their genetic, gestational and social origins. Analysis of Issues Paper

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Thu, 5 May 2022

Committee on International Surrogacy

Topics: Issues faced by same sex couples, both male and female, entering international surrogacy arrangements and achieving parental recognition (resumed)
Protecting the rights and regularising the position of existing children born through international surrogacy, Role of Legal Advice and arrangements for verification of documents issued in other countries.

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Thu, 28 Apr 2022

Committee on International Surrogacy

Topic: The particular issues faced by same sex couples, both male and female, entering international surrogacy arrangements and achieving parental recognition. Provision of citizenship rights & travel documents for children born to international surrogacy including existing children & verification of documents issued in other countries

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Recent Debates

Thu, 12 May 2022

Joint Committee
Analysis of the Issues Paper

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Thu, 5 May 2022

Joint Committee
Issues relating to International Surrogacy Arrangements and Achieving Parental Recognition: Discussion (Resumed)

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Thu, 28 Apr 2022

Joint Committee
Issues relating to International Surrogacy Arrangements and Achieving Parental Recognition: Discussion

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Recent opening statements and submissions

Thu, 12 May

Opening statement, Dr. Niall Muldoon, Ombudsman for Children

Opening statement, Dr. Niall Muldoon, Ombudsman for Children ()

Thu, 12 May

Opening statement, Caoimhe Nic Dhomhnaill, Clinical Child Psychologist, Avalon Psychotherapy Practice

Opening statement, Caoimhe Nic Dhomhnaill, Clinical Child Psychologist, Avalon Psychotherapy Practice ()

Thu, 12 May

Opening statement, Professor Conor O'Mahony, Government Special Rapporteur on Child Protection

Opening statement, Professor Conor O'Mahony, Government Special Rapporteur on Child Protection ()

Committee contact details

Joint Committee on International Surrogacy

Leinster House

Kildare Street

Dublin 2

D02 XR20

Clerk to the Committee

Fiona Cashin

(01) 618 4413

jcis@oireachtas.ie

Press officer

Stephen Higgins

(01) 618 4743 

stephen.higgins@oireachtas.ie

 

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