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    • Contacting AAI - delayed response due to high volume of requests & COVID-19 restrictions
      22 Jan 2021
      Contacting AAI - delayed response due to high volume of requests & COVID-19 restrictions

      The Authority is currently receiving a large volume of contacts arising from the publication of the report of the Mother & Baby Homes Commission of Investigation.

      In addition, although our offices are open, on-site attendance by staff is reduced due to COVID-19 restrictions. We will acknowledge all correspondence and inquiries and ask for patience in providing a full response to every request. Thank you for contacting AAI. Please check our website for answers to any questions you may have about adoption issues. 

      Other Contacts

      Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes and Certain Related Matters Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Confidential Freephone 1800 806688 (ROI only) and +353-1-644-5088 (outside ROI)

      Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth Phone Information Line +353-1-647-3200 Monday to Friday 9.30am to 6pm

      TUSLA – Child & Family Agency adoption information and tracing services Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Phone +353-1-771-8500

      HSE Counselling Service for Former Residents of Mother and Baby Homes https://www.hse.ie/eng/services/list/4/mental-health-services/national-counsellingservice/counselling-service-for-former-residents-of-mother-and-baby-homes/

      Local details

      CHO Area 1

      Donegal, Sligo, Leitrim

      Phone: 1800 234 119

      Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

      CHO Area 2

      Galway, Mayo, Roscommon

      Phone: 1800 234 114

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      CHO Area 3

      Limerick, Clare, North Tipperary

      Phone: 1800 234 115

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      CHO Cork Kerry

      Phone:1800 234 116

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      CHO Area 5 Waterford, Wexford, Kilkenny, Carlow, South Tipperary

      Phone: 1800 234 118

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      CH East South Dublin, South East Dublin, East Wicklow

      Phone: 1800 234 111

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      Dublin South, Kildare and West Wicklow Community Healthcare

      Phone: 1800 234 112

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      CHO Area 8 (Midlands) Laois, Offaly, Longford, Westmeath

      Phone: 1800 234 113

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      CHO Area 1/8 Louth, Meath, Cavan, Monaghan

      Phone: 1800 234 117

      Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

      CHO Area 9 Dublin North, Dublin North City

      Phone: 1800 234 110

      Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

       

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    • Vacancy: Clerical Officer - Human Resources
      21 Jan 2021
      Vacancy: Clerical Officer - Human Resources

      The Adoption Authority is recruiting a Clerical Officer for Human Resources. The Authority is working with Lex Consultancy for this post.

      All applications should be made directly to Lex. Your application (CV and Cover Letter) must be submitted online in ONE Word document to Lex consultancy

      https://lexconsultancy.ie/job/aai-co-roc16164/ 

      For more details about the post and the application process, click here.

      To read the Candidate Information Booklet please click here

      Closing date is 12 noon Friday 29th January 2021. 

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    • Publication of Mother and Baby Homes Commission of Investigation Report
      12 Jan 2021
      Publication of Mother and Baby Homes Commission of Investigation Report

      The Adoption Authority of Ireland (AAI) welcomes the publication of the report of the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes and Certain Related Matters, and looks forward to engaging with the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth and all stakeholders on the outcomes and recommendations in this important document. 

      The Authority recognises that this is a difficult and significant milestone in the history and the legacy of Ireland's Mother & Baby Home regime and is committed to address all outcomes that concern adoption related matters. 

      For media enquiries, please contact Patricia Carey, CEO via Maggie Hopkinson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 01-2309324.

      For AAI Information & Tracing Services:

      Phone: 01-2309300 / Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

      https://aai.gov.ie/en/what-we-do/info-and-tracing.html

      For AAI Social Work services:

      Phone 01-2309306 or +353-1-2309306 (outside ROI)

      Lines are open 10am - 4pm, Monday to Friday

      Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

      To contact the Commission, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call confidential Freephone numbers 1800 806688 (ROI only) and +353-1-644-5088 (outside ROI)

      Any person seeking adoption information and tracing services may wish to contact TUSLA by phone at 01-7718500 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

      To contact the Department in relation to Mother and Baby homes, phone the Mother and Baby Home Investigation Unit at +353- 1 6473200 (9.30am - 6pm, Monday to Friday) or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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