By Annette Hickey | 21 January 2022

Important International Surrogacy Developments

international surrogacy irelandPoe Kiely Hogan Lanigan Solicitors welcomes today’s announcement that the Government is to establish a “special joint Oireachtas committee” to explore the key issues surrounding International Surrogacy.

After many years of work with clients, numerous interest groups and Government Committees, Annette Hickey and her team have been calling for an urgent review of International Surrogacy arrangements in Ireland.

The special joint Oireachtas committee now has a remit to explore International surrogacy during a three month period. Following this the Committee will make its recommendations to the Minister for Health with the hope that the recommendations will be incorporated into the AHR Bill before it becomes legislation.

“Today’s announcement is a welcome development and gives hope to the many couples across Ireland who are considering International Surrogacy as a route to parenthood”, commented John Hickey, Managing Partner, Poe Kiely Hogan Lanigan, “Ireland currently has no provision for Surrogacy at all and this is something which Poe Kiely Hogan Lanigan believes needs to be rectified urgently in a modern and progressive society such as Ireland.”

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Written By Annette Hickey

Annette has exclusively practised family law in the litigation department for the past 10 years and heads up the firm's Surrogacy & Fertility law team.

She is highly respected and regarded for her expertise and knowledge of fertility law, surrogacy and same-sex family matters. Diligent, thorough and empathetic, Annette brings a wealth of experience, sensitivity and understanding to our team.

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