Nearly two thirds of children affected by yesterday’s adoption revelations are unaware that they are adopted.

However, the  Taoiseach says it's far too early to be thinking about a redress scheme for those caught up in the scandal.

Leo Varadkar also claims it's too soon to talk about free DNA testing for those affected either.

It was revealed yesterday that thousands of people may have had false birth certs issued by adoption agencies.

Between the 1940s and 1960s St Patrick's Guild illegally listed some couples as birth parents, despite the fact that they had adopted children.

 Patricia Carey, CEO of the Adoption Authority of Ireland says finding the truth will be a long process.

 Tusla is starting to contact those affected and an investigation is getting underway, with fears that the figures could run into the thousands.

 Galway East TD Anne Rabbitte is the Fianna Fail Spokesperson on Children and Youth Affairs.

Speaking on the Tommy Marren Show this morning she said this government now needs to immediately enact the Information and Tracing Bill that would give everyone a right to acquire their birth cert.

Tuam based historian, Catherine Corless who led the campaign that exposed the Tuam Mother and Baby home scandal, says that as disturbing as it is for those impacted by the present adoption scandal, some consolation can be taken from the truth finally being exposed.

 Speaking to Midwest News she acknowledged the work of the present Minister Katherine Zappone in taking action on the adoption scandal that is not "new news" to successive governments.


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