Category: Ireland

CBI files chargesheet in Preet Mandir case

Source:    It contains names of 114 witnesses, 168 documents against accused Vijay Chavan Posted On Wednesday, March 09, 2011 at 06:03:07 AM The Special Crime Branch of the CBI on Tuesday filed an 87-page chargesheet against six accused including trustees of Preet Mandir and then chairman of Child Adoption Resource Agency (CARA) for their… Read more »

Adoption body sent delegation to US

Source:  The Irish Times   – Friday, February 25, 2011 CAROL COULTER, Legal Affairs Editor THE ADOPTION Authority of Ireland (AAI) sent a delegation to the US last week to discuss inter-country adoption with officials there. The delegation was headed by its chairman, Geoffrey Shannon. It is understood there is an increased level of interest… Read more »

Call for inquiry into Magdalene laundries

Source: The Irish Times – Wednesday, November 10, 2010 PATSY McGARRY, Religious Affairs Correspondent THE IRISH Human Rights Commission (IHRC) has called on the Government to set up a statutory inquiry into treatment of women and girls in Magdalene laundries. It also said financial redress should be available to survivors.

Pressuring countries on adoption ‘can lead to trafficking’

Source: By Louise Hogan Tuesday November 02 2010 Putting pressure on countries to sign up to adoption agreements could potentially lead to child trafficking, a childcare expert warned yesterday. Geoffrey Shannon, the chairman of the new Adoption Authority of Ireland, yesterday stressed that it was “hugely important” to avoid any links between humanitarian aid… Read more »

New Adoption Authority appointed

Source: – Last Updated: Monday, November 1, 2010, 16:58 Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Barry Andrews: said new authority will ensure high standards in adoption process

Vietnam adoption procedures treat children as ‘commodities’

Source:   October 31, 2010 8:00 PM EDT The disclosure emerged in internal US State Department documents which reveal a network of people, from adoption agency representatives, orphanage directors, hospital administrators right through to government officials and local police, were profiting by paying for children, as well as coercing and defrauding natural parents into giving… Read more »

Adoption Act will provide more partner countries

Source:  The Irish Times – Saturday, October 30, 2010 Pat and Nora Butler: “Vietnam is going to ratify the Hague Convention next year, so we are hopeful.” JAMIE SMYTH, Social Affairs Correspondent THE GOVERNMENT has moved to ease the concerns of people in the process of adopting children from abroad promising a new adoption… Read more »

Russians threaten adoption hold-ups over spies

Source: Seek to end Irish police probe of passport theft By BARRY J WHYTE, Staff Writer Published Wednesday, October 13, 2010, 7:56 AM Richard and Cynthia Murphy, Russian spies, used Irish passports Russia’s Ambassador to Ireland has warned that an adoption agreement between both countries may be in jeopardy because of an Irish… Read more »

Irish couples may adopt from three new countries

Source: The Irish Times – Monday, September 13, 2010 CAROL COULTER, Legal Affairs Editor IRISH COUPLES will be able to adopt children from Bulgaria, South Africa and Thailand through administrative agreements being discussed by the Adoption Board under the new Adoption Act, The Irish Times has learned. These are the first agreements being sought under… Read more »

Russia calls halt to Irish adoptions

 Source: 05 September 2010 By Susan Mitchell Difficulties with intercountry adoptions from Russia have resurfaced, with fears mounting that hundreds of Irish couples could be blocked from completing their adoptions. It is understood that the Russian authorities have stopped adoptions. Prospective adopters are being told that Russia is no longer accepting referrals from Ireland.