- 29 May 18
It has been revealed that 126 adoption cases (1946-69) run by St Patrick’s Guild in Dublin were deliberately, and wrongly, registered as biological children.
A major new scandal has erupted in relation to children adopted under the aegis of the Roman Catholic Church in Ireland.
In a total of 126 cases, individuals were incorrectly – and illegally – registered as the biological children of men and women who were not their biological parents. This means that a significant number of people who are aged between 49 and 72 may have no idea that they were adopted – or who their original father and mother might have been.
Children’s Minister Katherine Zappone has today stated that efforts are being made to contact the 126 people involved, but according to reports, the true numbers of this scandal are unknown. Opposition parties have called for an investigation, on the basis that this may be the only way that the true number of victims can be established.