14/09/2018 -The second meeting of the Collaborative Forum was held on Wednesday 12th of September in City Hall, Dublin.
The membership of the three sub-committees, as envisioned in the Charter for the Collaborative Forum, was agreed by Forum members
02/11/2018 - On 23rd October last, the Government approved Minister Zappone’s recommendation for the forensic excavation of the available site of the former Mother and Baby Home, Tuam, Co. Galway. The Government has agreed to implement the multi-disciplinary framework, known as Humanitarian Forensic Action, as the appropriate response to the discovery of children’s remains interred at this site. The actions which will now be taken are:
Boston Transitional Justice Conference
05/10/2018 - In November 2018 Boston College will be hosting the Towards Transitional Justice: Recognition, Truth-telling, and Institutional Abuse in Ireland conference.This conference will be attended by the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Katherine Zappone who has been invited to give the opening address of the conference.
The two day event will host a series of talks by academics, advocates, journalists and survivors speaking on a variety of topics from a transitional justice perspective.
The first meeting of the Collaborative Forum was held on Thursday 26th July in Government Buildings Minister Katherine Zappone was in attendance at this inaugural meeting and addressed the Forum’s 20 members, thanking them for their commitment and highlighting the value of the Forum as -
“A real opportunity for us to take one more step in putting our shameful past behind us — not forgetting it, or simply ‘moving on’, but acknowledging, knowing, recording, and building on it; using our past to help us to move forward”.
07/07/2018 - The following press release was published on the website of the Department of Children and Youth Affairs. Please click here for the response from the Tuam Home Survivors Network.
The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr. Katherine Zappone, has today (06/07/2018) published the report of the public consultation process on the options and appropriate courses of action available to Government in relation to the site of the former Mother and Baby Home at Tuam, Co. Galway.
07/06/2018 - Incorrect Registrations of Birth: New Evidence in St Patrick Guild Records
On Tuesday 29th May, Minister Katherine Zappone made a statement in relation to 126 cases where births were incorrectly registered between 1946 and 1969 had been identified by TUSLA, the Child and Family Agency. These cases were identified during an analysis of the adoption records transferred to Tusla by the former adoption society
St Patrick’s Guild, which show irregularities in the birth registration process. Tusla will be making contact with people in these 126 cases where births were incorrectly registered.
29/05/2018 - Incorrect Registrations of Birth: New Evidence in St Patrick Guild Records
Social Workers working to identify and locate people in 126 cases
“A highly sensitive issue with very personal and profound implications for those affected”
The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Dr Katherine Zappone has announced today that Tusla, the Child and Family Agency will make contact with people in 126 cases where births were incorrectly registered between 1946 and 1969