The Religious Sisters of Charity took over the management of St Patrick’s Guild in 1943. There are no sisters alive today who would have had anything to do with the adoptions referred to in Minister Zappone’s statement. For the past 20 years St Patrick’s Guild has provided an information and tracing service and any enquiry by a birth parent or adopted child was treated in the same way.
The Congregation wishes to apologise to anyone who has been affected by the information revealed today by Minister Zappone.
In May 2016 St Patrick’s Guild handed over all the adoption records in their possession to Tusla and are now referring any enquiries to Tusla or the Adoption Authority.