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Adoption Authority of Ireland

Dáil Éireann Debate, Wednesday - 21 April 2021

Wednesday, 21 April 2021

Questions (2296)

Peadar Tóibín

Question:

2296. Deputy Peadar Tóibín asked the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question No. 651 of 10 March 2021, if correspondence will be made available to this Deputy which was forwarded to his Department in 1996 by the Adoption Board after the Department inquired from adoption authorities if they had been made aware of or involved in cases of illegal birth registration. [20464/21]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

Functional responsibility for adoptions and the Adoption Board transferred from my Department to the Department of Children and Youth Affairs following its establishment in 2011. My Department is currently engaging with officials from the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth in relation to the transfer of historic files covering a number of relevant issues, including adoption. The COVID-19 Public Health Emergency has proved a significant obstacle to progressing this work. The Deputy should engage with the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth on the matter of accessing information relevant to that Department's functions.

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