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Seanad: Birth Information and Tracing Bill 2022: Committee Stage (18 May 2022)

“I move amendment No. 1: In page 8, line 15, after “State” to insert “and placed for adoption outside the State”. In the context of amendments Nos. 1 and 2, the concern is that, as currently constructed in the Bill, the definition of "adopted person" under the section seems to only include persons whose adoptions were facilitated by the Adoption Board, a...”

Seanad: Birth Information and Tracing Bill 2022: Committee Stage (18 May 2022)

“I thank the Minister. I am glad. I recognise the change on Report Stage in the Dáil that relates to amendments Nos. 1 and 2. In light of that, I am going to consider the legislation again to determine whether I feel it satisfies what I am seeking to achieve in amendments Nos. 1 and 2. I believe it may. In that context, I will not press the amendments but reserve the right to...”

Seanad: Birth Information and Tracing Bill 2022: Committee Stage (18 May 2022)

“I accept the Minister's point on "relevant person", so I will not press amendments Nos. 3 and 4. However, I am not satisfied that, in the section on relevant persons, the concept of incorrect birth registration covers fully the concept of an illegal birth registration. I believe they are slightly different. I do not believe "incorrect" is a frame that can incorporate "illegal". "Illegal"...”

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