Friday, October 5, 2012

Ireland-Pending Legislation Could Restrict Access to Records

Posted by: Jan Meisels Allen

Some in Ireland are concerned that legislation first introduced in 2006 may be reintroduced and it would restrict access to vital records for genealogical research on the ground of privacy rights. 
 
The bill can be read at:: http://tinyurl.com/998yep3
 
The bill was restored to the Order Paper of Seanad √Čireann on September 25th 2012  http://www.oireachtas.ie/documents/op/Sep12/Seanad/op250912s.pdf - no. 9 on the Order Paper.
  An article in the Irish Times  may be read  at http://goo.gl/zI9UC.
original url: http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2012/1001/1224324668622.html

Thank you to Dick Eastman and the Eastman Online Genealogy Newsletter for alerting us to this pending legislation.  See: http://tinyurl.com/9a4rcpe
http://blog.eogn.com/eastmans_online_genealogy/2012/10/proposed-irish-legislation-could-restrict-genealogy-research.html#more

Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS Vice President
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

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