Thousands of adoption records not released by ‘unrealistic’ deadline

The Adoption Authority of Ireland and the child and family agency Tusla have confirmed that thousands of adopted people who requested their records under the new Birth Information and Tracing Bill did not receive them by yesterday’s statutory deadline. The agencies say that out of more than 6,000 requests, just 65 have been concluded, in […]

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What is the Birth Information & Tracing Act 2022

The Birth Information and Tracing Act, 2022 ensures, for the first time, that ‘a relevant person’ (adopted person, person who was, or suspects they were, boarded out, nursed out or resident in a Mother and Baby Home or County Home, and persons whose birth was illegally registered, or they suspect their birth was illegally registered) can now […]

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Love Train: Irish Bride and Groom ride DART to their Dublin wedding

IRISH Rail driver Patrick Murray and his new wife Megan DARTED down the aisle after taking a train to and from their wedding today. The loved-up pair stunned Thursday commuters when instead of sitting in Dublin city centre traffic, they hopped all-aboard the DART to and from their wedding ceremony. DART driver Patrick wasn’t behind the […]

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How Do You Apply to Change Your Name by Deed Poll

It can be confusing working out how to change your name in Ireland. Searches online usually lead to UK websites or advice on the process in the UK and not Ireland. In Ireland, you can hire a solicitor to oversee the process of creating a deed poll to change your name. However, because fees are […]

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