I am taking it that the Deputy is referring to the proposed information and tracing legislation.
I know the absolute importance of access to birth certs and early life information for adoptees. Addressing this issue is a key part of the Government’s Action Plan in response to the Commission’s Report. It is a priority for myself, the Attorney and the Taoiseach.
My Department and I are engaging intensively with the Attorney General to find a solution to the issue of release of birth information based on GDPR, which protects an individual’s right to their personal information. Through this engagement with the Attorney, I am hopeful that we will have Heads of Bill by end March/ early April.