Wednesday, 30 January 2019

Ceisteanna (250)

Joan Burton

Ceist:

250. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the number of the 126 cases of illegal registration of adopted children identified from an organisation (details supplied) that have been contacted; the number that have been offered counselling; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [4557/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Children)

The progress made regarding contacting those affected by the cases of illegal birth registrations discovered in the St. Patrick's Guild records is a matter for Tusla. The process of contacting and then supporting those affected is being handled very carefully, on a case by case basis, and at the pace of the individual concerned.

Tusla has advised me that all those affected, who have been contacted by Tusla and who wish to engage with Tusla services, have been offered counselling support.