Welcome to RIAG.ie

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Feel free to have a look around – there are plenty of interesting articles on the site. RIAG – or The Russian Irish Adoption Group – aim to provide information and news of interest to our members, family and friends.

Our members are parents of children adopted in Ireland – from Russian and surrounding countries – and also children, teens and young adults who have been adopted – can be members too. This site changes regularly – so please do come back for another visit another time.

You can contact us here - contact RIAG




Who are RIAG?

The Russian Irish Adoption Group was formed to provide a support network for the families of children -adopted from Russia. We know from the Adoption Authority of Ireland that there are at least 1607 children of Russian descent in Ireland and another 400 approx from surrounding areas.

About RIAG - The Russian Irish Adoption Group

Set up to help adopters [Parents] and adoptees [children,teens, young adults – build and sustain a network of friends who have international adoption as a common interest.   Our members either have adopted or are adopted from Russia and surrounding countries. There are almost 2000 individuals adopted from those regions and now living in Ireland. RIAG aim to provide them with a platform to engage or simply to browse – as they wish.

RIAG is a small not for profit organisation – set up in 2008 by a group of parents.
RIAG has a constitution and a management committee. The current committee is:
Chair: Marie Hunt.
HonTreasurer: Owen Wynne.
Hon Sec: Rob Jefferson.
Membership manager: Jennifer Reilly.
Communications: Mary MacCabe
Other members: Marina Doyle, Geraldine Kriegel, Regina Faherty.

RIAG has as its main purpose – the provision of a network for members who are adopted or have adopted from Russia and Surrounding Countries. This network can be for the purpose of sharing of information through parents events, the provision of social structures for parents and children – or other ad hoc activities.



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Disclaimer The RIAG Committee make every effort to ensure that any information posted is up to date and accurate.However we cannot guarantee the completeness or accuracy of this information. In no event will any members of the RIAG Committee or any members of RIAG be liable for any material issued. Membership to this page is by invite only. The purpose of the page is networking and the well being of the members of RIAG.
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15 of our Teens enjoyed Stand Up Paddling, Kayaking and Pier Jumping today Surfdock Watersports. Teen Power! They have great energy. Lots of laughter and fun.
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Hi all, hope you don't mind me posting this. I'm on another FB page, Russian adoption reunion 2020. Looks amazing, just letting you know in case anyone might be interested. Gill
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50,000 plastic cups from the 2018 World Cup were recycled into this soccer field ♻️⚽️
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Cork members.....
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Check this out......Alex Killilea - Maths Super Hero and member of RIAG. We are proud to know you Alex and thrilled for the entire Killilea family.

A big congratulations to M4TH5 Ireland, a team of 4th and 5th year students from the Institute, who won first place in the City Final of the Student Enterprise Awards last Tuesday.

Alex Kililea, Elias Chiam, Niall Carolan, Ethan Fibikar and Aaron Dinah will now go on to compete in the National Final in Croke Park on May 3rd.

The team developed M4TH5 Ireland, an online location for like-minded lovers of maths to share their love of the subject and access learning resources.

The Student Enterprise Programme, an initiative run by the Network of Local Enterprise Offices of Ireland, is Ireland’s largest and most successful student enterprise programme with over 23,000 second level students taking part each year.

Students from 1st year to 6th year get to set up and run their own business and find out what it’s really like to be an entrepreneur by taking part in this 8 month long enterprise education learning programme.

We’ll be following their progress over the next few weeks and wish the team every success in the finals in May!

You can visit the M4TH5 Ireland website here and follow them on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.
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Some of our members travel in 2019. Keep an eye on this page.