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Registration of Births

Dáil Éireann Debate, Thursday - 25 November 2021

Thursday, 25 November 2021

Ceisteanna (293)

Seán Sherlock

Ceist:

293. Deputy Sean Sherlock asked the Minister for Social Protection if she will provide a list of the current average waiting times for the registration of the birth of a child in each county, in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [58208/21]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Social)

The Deputy will be aware that the HSE is responsible for the day-to-day delivery of civil registration services.

My Department, through the General Register Office, has made enquiries with the HSE who have advised that there are no backlogs in registering births with the exception of the Eastern Registration Areas. The HSE have advised that the time taken to register a birth in the Eastern area is approximately 6 weeks.

I am advised that the HSE will be providing the Deputy with information on processing times, by county, for issuing first time birth certificates.

I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.

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