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Tullamore group calls on State to take over all Mother and Baby Home burial grounds
A Tullamore-based organisation has led the call at an Oireachtas Committee hearing for all burial grounds at Mother and Baby Homes to be taken over by the State. Aitheantas, an adoptee rights organisation, were giving evidence at the hearing of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Children, Disability, Equality and Integration.
State should take over Mother and Baby Home burial sites, Dáil Committee told
A hearing of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Children, Disability, Equality and Integration was told on Tuesday that “the state should take ownership of all burial grounds, both those identified and those yet to be identified, by means of compulsory purchase order,” said Maree Ryan-O’Brien of Aitheantas (Adoptee Identity Rights).
PAC Woman Podcast: Adoptee Rights and Having a Seat at the Table with Maree Ryan-O’Brien
“We need to put people at the centre of healing… We (society) need to come to terms with our past, but we (survivors and adoptees) need to be allowed to be the people who come to terms with it first.. ” – Maree Ryan-O’Brien
Adoptee and survivor rights groups oppose sealing of Mother and Baby Homes Commission files
“We are people, not paper.” That’s according to Aitheantas – Adoptee Identity Rights and Cork Survivors and Supporters Alliance, who are calling on Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration, and Youth, Roderic O’Gorman TD, to halt the sealing of administrative files and the transfer of files relating to the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes and Certain Related Matters to Tusla.
Current Campaign Initiatives
Our petition calls on Minister O’Gorman to give Irish adoptees automatic access to their own identity information.
Aitheantas is campaigning to give Irish adoptees access to their own information on Health, Heritage and History and acknowledgment of their Identity Rights.
Aitheantas means Identity as Gaelige. Identity is something that is denied every adoptee regardless of where they were born. Aitheantas is on a mission to change that. Aitheantas is campaigning to give Irish adoptees access to their own information on Health, Heritage and History and acknowledgment of their Identity Rights.