Saturday 16 December 2017

Adoption Bill: A chance for the Government to get it right but will it?

Solicitors are angry at the “shocking imbalance” in the numbers from their profession being appointed as judges to the High and Supreme Courts.
Solicitors are angry at the “shocking imbalance” in the numbers from their profession being appointed as judges to the High and Supreme Courts.
FREE IMAGE-NO REPRO FEE. Aisling Parkes, Law Department, UCC. Photo by Tomas Tyner, UCC.

Simone McCaughren and Aisling Parkes

NEWLY appointed Children's Minister Charlie Flanagan recently announced plans to have an outline of the long-awaited Adoption (Information and Tracing) Bill before the Dáil summer recess.

But already cracks are already appearing in the plans.

It has been suggested that the proposed Bill will do no more than put the National Contact Preference Register on a statutory footing.

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