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Terms set for examination of DNA options at Tuam Mother and Baby Home Minister Zappone ‘sympathetic’ to request from survivors network The Terms of Reference and timeline have been set for an examination of legal options regarding DNA sampling in connection with the former Mother and Baby...

Pictured above with Minister Zappone, Anna Powell from Tipperary Comhairle and Alex Gorman from Longford Comhairle First Dáil commemoration event including Comhairle na nÓg Members was held  in Mansion House  First Dáil commemoration On 21st January 1919, Dáil Éireann met for the first time.  A hundread years on to the day the...

  Ireland joining international stand against sale of children, child pornography and child prostitution    The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone, says Ireland now meets all legal requirements of an international protocol to end the sale of children and should quickly move to ratification. The Minister is recommending...

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone, has  provided an update on the numbers of people coming forward with information about alleged abuse within scouting. Minister Zappone says she has received a written update from Scouting Ireland which confirms that based on the continued...