Advanced search
Show most relevant results first | Most recent results are first | Show use by person

Search only John O'MahonySearch all speeches

Results 1-20 of 889,425 for in 'Dáil debates' OR in 'Committee meetings' speaker:John O'Mahony

Adoption (Information) Bill 2021: Second Stage [Private Members] (16 Sep 2021)

Seán Ó Fearghaíl: That concludes our Second Stage consideration of the Adoption (Information) Bill 2021. The question is that the Bill be now read a Second Time. Is that agreed? Agreed. I congratulate the Deputies.

Adoption (Information) Bill 2021: Second Stage [Private Members] (16 Sep 2021)

Question put and agreed to.

Adoption (Information) Bill 2021: Second Stage [Private Members] (16 Sep 2021)

The Dáil adjourned at at 9.21 p.m. until 2 p.m. on Tuesday, 21 September 2021.

Adoption (Information) Bill 2021: Second Stage [Private Members] (16 Sep 2021)

Seán Ó Fearghaíl: I thank the Minister of State, Deputy O'Brien. To conclude, I call on Deputy Catherine Connolly.

Adoption (Information) Bill 2021: Second Stage [Private Members] (16 Sep 2021)

Catherine Connolly: I thank all of the contributors to this debate, including my colleague, Deputy Pringle, and those from Sinn Féin, the Labour Party and the Social Democrats. I appreciate their support. I also thank the Minister, Deputy O'Gorman, for his positive attitude. I will use the few minutes available to me to try to put this matter into perspective. I fully understand the complexity of the...

Adoption (Information) Bill 2021: Second Stage [Private Members] (16 Sep 2021)

Joe O'Brien: I welcome the debate in the House today. I want to acknowledge all the Deputies who have contributed. I wish to thank Deputies Connolly, Pringle and Joan Collins and the Independent Group for bringing forward the Bill. I think all Deputies in this House recognise the background of the issues giving rise to this initiative. The issue addressed in this Bill, that of access to adoptees to...

Adoption (Information) Bill 2021: Second Stage [Private Members] (16 Sep 2021)

Ivana Bacik: I commend Deputies Connolly and Pringle on bringing forward this important legislation and express my strong support and that of the Labour Party for it. I am glad to hear through the Minister that the Government will not oppose the Bill. As Deputy Connolly said, this Bill joins a number of other Bills, all with common purpose, which is to enable adopted persons to have access to the...

Adoption (Information) Bill 2021: Second Stage [Private Members] (16 Sep 2021)

Holly Cairns: This is incredibly important legislation for adopted people. It provides them with unconditional access to their birth certificates, a right which has been denied to them by successive Governments and civil servants for decades. I thank Deputies Connolly and Pringle and their teams for putting forward this legislation and prioritising it. Birth registrations have been public records in...

Adoption (Information) Bill 2021: Second Stage [Private Members] (16 Sep 2021)

Martin Kenny: We support this Bill. This issue has been very difficult for very many people across the length and breadth of the country for a number of years now. We have seen all the documentaries and all the reports. We have seen the uncovering of the terrible, cruel, tough place Ireland was in the past. It does us no harm to have a good hard look at it and to recognise that is part of where we came...

Adoption (Information) Bill 2021: Second Stage [Private Members] (16 Sep 2021)

Johnny Mythen: I commend an Teachta Connolly and an Teachta Pringle for introducing the Adoption (Information) Bill 2021. This is a very powerful piece of legislation and I thank them for their work on it. This Bill has a short Title but it would be a gigantic sea change for adoptees. The main aim of this Bill is to provide unconditional and improved access for adopted persons to their birth...

Adoption (Information) Bill 2021: Second Stage [Private Members] (16 Sep 2021)

Marian Harkin: Since 1953, 4,682 adoption orders have been made in Ireland. It is heartbreaking to think of all of those adopted people, of all ages, who have been denied access to their birth information and of the frustration, anger and emptiness they feel at being left on the outside. Most of us think nothing of getting our birth certificates to access other documents. That is how it should be for all...

Adoption (Information) Bill 2021: Second Stage [Private Members] (16 Sep 2021)

Seán Ó Fearghaíl: Deputy Funchion is sharing time with Deputies Patricia Ryan, Martin Kenny and Mythen.

Adoption (Information) Bill 2021: Second Stage [Private Members] (16 Sep 2021)

Kathleen Funchion: I commend Deputies Connolly and Pringle on bringing forward this Bill. Sinn Féin will support it. I feel a sense of déjà vubecause we have had this discussion on many occasions over the past year and a half both in this Chamber and in the convention centre. As Deputy Harkin said, it is important we continue to have this debate until we get the situation resolved. I am...

Adoption (Information) Bill 2021: Second Stage [Private Members] (16 Sep 2021)

Patricia Ryan: I, too, thank na Teachtaí Connolly and Pringle for bringing forward this Bill, the main purpose of which is to provide unconditional and improved access to birth certificates for adopted persons. Sinn Féin supports the Bill. In March my colleague, an Teachta Funchion, introduced the Civil Registration (Right of Adoptees to Information) (Amendment) Bill 2021 which came at the same...

Adoption (Information) Bill 2021: Second Stage [Private Members] (16 Sep 2021)

Jennifer Murnane O'Connor: Something I have learned over the past year is that we are all interested in working together. It might not seem like that sometimes, but this Bill is proof of that. Deputies Pringle and Connolly are on the same page as the Government when it comes to adoption and tracing, which is why we will not oppose this Bill. As Fianna Fáil's spokesperson on children and a member of the...

Adoption (Information) Bill 2021: Second Stage [Private Members] (16 Sep 2021)

Seán Ó Fearghaíl: Next is Deputy Joan Collins, who is sharing time with her colleague, Deputy Harkin.

Adoption (Information) Bill 2021: Second Stage [Private Members] (16 Sep 2021)

Joan Collins: I thank my colleagues, Deputies Pringle and Connolly, for tabling this Bill. It is a discussion that needs to be had. The Bill will move the situation on. Deputy Connolly pointed out that the basic right to identity was key for people. The Bill is simple in that regard, in that it is asking for people to have the right find out what their identities are. The Minister raised issues...

Adoption (Information) Bill 2021: Second Stage [Private Members] (16 Sep 2021)

Seán Ó Fearghaíl: The Minister, Deputy O'Gorman, is sharing his time with Deputy Murnane O'Connor.

Adoption (Information) Bill 2021: Second Stage [Private Members] (16 Sep 2021)

Roderic O'Gorman: I welcome the opportunity to speak to the highly important issue raised in this Bill and I acknowledge Deputies Connolly, Pringle and Joan Collins for bringing it forward. Access to birth information has been to the forefront of my agenda since I became a Minister and bringing forward legislation on this and other matters is a priority for me as a Minister and for this Government. We are...

Adoption (Information) Bill 2021: Second Stage [Private Members] (16 Sep 2021)

Thomas Pringle: I am delighted to jointly move that the Bill be read a Second Time. I introduced the Bill at the beginning of this year alongside my colleague, Deputy Connolly. This Bill aims to address the State's very restrictive laws on adopted people accessing information. Under current law, adoptees do not have automatic entitlement to access their birth certificate or records relating to their...

   Advanced search
Show most relevant results first | Most recent results are first | Show use by person

Search only John O'MahonySearch all speeches