Children and Youth Affairs

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Children and Youth Affairs, Human Rights, Justice

 CALL FOR INQUIRY INTO WHO KNEW WHAT AND WHEN THEY KNEW IT

The Coalition of Mother And Baby home Survivors (CMABS) strongly supports the actions of Whistleblower Philip Garland, former assistant National Director of child and family services with the Health Service Executive and who was Director of child protection in the Catholic archdiocese of Dublin from 2003 to 2009.  We applaud Mr. Garland who is currently going public with a number of very serious allegations about senior civil servants and Ministers knowing about an explosive internal report into forged infant mortality rates, illegal adoptions and industrial scale child trafficking inside and outside of Mother and Baby homes. CMABS understands there are many more serious matters to be revealed by Mr. Garland who has recently founded a Charity for the survivors of church and state abuse in Ireland and abroad.
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Children and Youth Affairs, Human Rights

Press Release:

SURVIVORS MEET MINISTER KATHERINE ZAPPONE

“At this rate, our entire community will be reunited with headstones in graveyards”

MINOR PROGRESS PROMISED ON LONG OVERDUE MEMORIALS

A delegation of five members of the Coalition of Mother And Baby home Survivors (CMABS) held a hour and a quarter meeting with Minister for Children Katherine Zappone at the Department of Children today. CMABS are extremely disappointed with the Ministers response to their reasonable requests for progress. It is clear that the change of Government earlier this year has reset the clock to zero in relation to our fight for truth and justice and survivors have to almost start from scratch in regards to practically everything. However the most prevalent word used by the Minister today was “NO!”.
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Children and Youth Affairs, Dáil Debates, Human Rights, Oral Questions

Children and Youth Affairs, Dáil Issues

DÁIL QUESTION addressed to the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs (Dr. Katherine Zappone)
by Deputy Clare Daly
for ORAL ANSWER on 09/06/2016

To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs her views on the desirability of her Department assuming responsibility for young adults in the judicial system, responsibility which currently rests with the Department of Justice and Equality; and if she will make a statement on the matter.
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