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Mother and Baby Homes: Two test cases to be heard by High Court later this year
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Mother and Baby Homes: Two test cases to be heard by High Court later this year

Updated 10 hours ago 23,800 Views 0 Comments
  • The cases, being brought by Philomena Lee and Mary Harney, will be heard in late October or November, Órla Ryan reports
  • A third test case, involving Mari Steed, may also proceed at a later date
  • Eight women are seeking judicial reviews of the Commission of Investigation's final report
O'Gorman 'welcomes' new report that contradicts findings of Mother and Baby Home Commission
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O'Gorman 'welcomes' new report that contradicts findings of Mother and Baby Home Commission

Updated Jul 12th 2021, 4:20 PM 24,980 Views 35 Comments

A new report has found “significant evidence” of inhuman treatment and forced adoptions in Mother and Baby Homes.

'The Irish Handmaid's Tale': Mother and Baby Home survivor says reality was worse than fiction
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'The Irish Handmaid's Tale': Mother and Baby Home survivor says reality was worse than fiction

Jun 19th 2021, 9:00 AM 22,428 Views 0 Comments

“We were just like machines for them, they definitely dehumanised us.”

Committee 'disappointed' by commissioners' refusal to attend meeting but 'accepts it'
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Committee 'disappointed' by commissioners' refusal to attend meeting but 'accepts it'

Jun 15th 2021, 4:13 PM 8,448 Views 15 Comments

The Oireachtas Children’s Committee will work “very closely with the minister and the department regarding the next steps”.

'Rape' and 'incest' listed as 'current relationship status' options on Commission form
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'Rape' and 'incest' listed as 'current relationship status' options on Commission form

Jun 13th 2021, 12:05 AM 104,580 Views 0 Comments
  • A survivor's daughter says the approach is "incomprehensible" and raises "serious questions"
  • The woman's form is "littered with inaccuracies" and "in no way" captures her suffering
  • "In what world is rape or incest a relationship status?"
'I am fuming, it's so disrespectful': Survivors react to commissioners' refusal to appear before Oireachtas
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'I am fuming, it's so disrespectful': Survivors react to commissioners' refusal to appear before Oireachtas

Jun 12th 2021, 12:10 AM 19,120 Views 0 Comments
  • Mother and Baby Home survivors say recent developments have silenced them all over again, Órla Ryan reports
  • One of the women taking legal action against the Commission's findings says she will continue to fight for justice
  • The commissioners have refused the latest invitation to appear before the Oireachtas Children's Committee
Varadkar says refusal by Mother and Baby Homes commissioners to face Oireachtas is 'deeply regrettable'
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Varadkar says refusal by Mother and Baby Homes commissioners to face Oireachtas is 'deeply regrettable'

Updated Jun 11th 2021, 8:02 PM 39,805 Views 67 Comments
  • A first invitation was sent in February and a second in June
  • Both the Taoiseach and Tánaiste have urged the commissioners to answer questions
  • Oireachtas committee members unaware of the invite refusal until after the letter was reported
'Painfully visible shortcomings': Catriona Crowe on the problems with the Mother and Baby Home Commission
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'Painfully visible shortcomings': Catriona Crowe on the problems with the Mother and Baby Home Commission

Jun 9th 2021, 10:47 AM 11,140 Views 7 Comments

Catriona Crowe examines the Commission’s report, details its shortcomings and issues, and explains what needs to happen next.

Minister tells survivors he believes them as opposition call report 'whitewashed fiction'
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Minister tells survivors he believes them as opposition call report 'whitewashed fiction'

Updated Jun 8th 2021, 9:50 PM 19,265 Views 5 Comments
  • Roderic O'Gorman has told survivors that the Commission into Mother and Baby Homes was not prohibited from using their testimony
  • "For my own part, I want to be clear - you are believed," the minister said
  • Survivors and relatives have said the latest revelations are "insulting" and "dehumanising", Órla Ryan writes
Kathleen Funchion: 'I fear the Mother and Baby Home developments have only compounded an existing and deep hurt'
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Kathleen Funchion: 'I fear the Mother and Baby Home developments have only compounded an existing and deep hurt'

Jun 3rd 2021, 6:35 PM 7,387 Views 7 Comments

Funchion, who is chair of the Oireachtas Committee on Children, describes her shock over recent issues with the Mother and Baby Home Commission.

How legal threats and the Ryan Commission's legacy impacted Mother and Baby Home inquiry
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How legal threats and the Ryan Commission's legacy impacted Mother and Baby Home inquiry

Jun 3rd 2021, 5:53 PM 16,559 Views 0 Comments
  • The potential legal action of survivors was seemingly not given the same consideration as legal action from religious orders, Órla Ryan writes
  • The Ryan Commission into child abuse continues to impact how we treat survivors of institutional abuse, a human rights lawyer has argued
  • There is mounting pressure for the commissioners to appear before the Oireachtas
'Yet another blow to survivors': Women get few answers as Commissioner defends report
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'Yet another blow to survivors': Women get few answers as Commissioner defends report

Jun 2nd 2021, 9:51 PM 45,165 Views 26 Comments
  • Commissioner defends Mother and Baby Home report in first public comments, saying 'ultra legal' approach was needed
  • 'My view is we've done a job and, basically, let's let others go and take it further,' Professor Mary Daly said
  • The evidence given by hundreds of survivors to the Confidential Committee was essentially discounted, Órla Ryan writes
New media regulator needs powers to order ‘swift takedown’ of harmful content
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New media regulator needs powers to order ‘swift takedown’ of harmful content

May 5th 2021, 10:15 PM 11,341 Views 23 Comments

The deputy Data Protection Commissioner said the new media commission has to be able to regulate all types of harmful online content.

Drew Harris says Mother and Baby Home crimes 'difficult to prosecute' despite reports of rape and incest
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Drew Harris says Mother and Baby Home crimes 'difficult to prosecute' despite reports of rape and incest

Updated Apr 29th 2021, 5:55 PM 17,516 Views 0 Comments

An Garda Síochána has found “insufficient evidence” in the Commission’s report to start any criminal investigations.

Philomena Lee among women taking legal action against findings in Mother and Baby Home report
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Philomena Lee among women taking legal action against findings in Mother and Baby Home report

Updated Apr 12th 2021, 3:40 PM 69,338 Views 0 Comments

Lee’s life story was made into an award-winning film, Philomena, in 2013.

'Pay us and acknowledge what happened': Mother and baby home survivors want compensation and a remembrance day
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'Pay us and acknowledge what happened': Mother and baby home survivors want compensation and a remembrance day

Apr 4th 2021, 12:05 AM 27,983 Views 41 Comments

Some survivors have also called on the government to take legal action against the religious orders who ran the institutions if they refuse to pay financial compensation.

'I spent 28 years wondering where my child was, they were 45 minutes down the road'
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'I spent 28 years wondering where my child was, they were 45 minutes down the road'

Mar 20th 2021, 8:00 AM 96,053 Views 0 Comments

A number of survivors of mother and baby homes have raised concerns about how their requests for personal files are being dealt with by the Department of Children.

'If the Commission dissolves tomorrow, we'll be denied justice': Survivor says testimony was 'misrepresented'
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'If the Commission dissolves tomorrow, we'll be denied justice': Survivor says testimony was 'misrepresented'

Feb 27th 2021, 9:30 AM 8,685 Views 0 Comments

One survivor says her experience was “misrepresented” to a “shocking extent” in the final report by the Commission into Mother and Baby Homes.

O'Gorman says there is 'no meaningful reason' to extend Mother and Baby Homes Commission
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O'Gorman says there is 'no meaningful reason' to extend Mother and Baby Homes Commission

Feb 26th 2021, 3:02 PM 8,056 Views 9 Comments

The minister noted that members of the commission “can’t be compelled to come before the Oireachtas”.

TDs ask how testimony 'miraculously appeared down back of sofa', as time runs out to extend Commission
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TDs ask how testimony 'miraculously appeared down back of sofa', as time runs out to extend Commission

Updated Feb 24th 2021, 4:37 PM 33,360 Views 32 Comments

A Social Democrats’ motion to extend the commission’s term by one year had broad support but is non-binding and is not being acted on by government.

TDs still pushing for extension of Mother and Baby Homes Commission despite 'miraculous' recovery of testimony
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TDs still pushing for extension of Mother and Baby Homes Commission despite 'miraculous' recovery of testimony

Feb 24th 2021, 6:05 AM 14,763 Views 8 Comments

The commission is due to dissolve on 28 February but a number of TDs want its term extended amid concerns over deleted audio recordings.

Call for TDs to get free vote on extension of Mother and Baby Homes Commission
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Call for TDs to get free vote on extension of Mother and Baby Homes Commission

Feb 22nd 2021, 2:53 PM 6,502 Views 7 Comments

Social Democrats TD Jennifer Whitmore said the issue “goes beyond party politics”.

O'Gorman says Mother and Baby Homes Commission *may* be able to retrieve recordings
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O'Gorman says Mother and Baby Homes Commission *may* be able to retrieve recordings

Updated Feb 19th 2021, 3:10 PM 21,088 Views 56 Comments

“We all know how difficult it is to permanently destroy electronic information,” the minister said today.

Audio recordings of Mother and Baby Home testimony 'cannot be retrieved', O'Gorman confirms
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Audio recordings of Mother and Baby Home testimony 'cannot be retrieved', O'Gorman confirms

Updated Feb 16th 2021, 6:44 PM 33,216 Views 53 Comments

The minister said the Commission informed him of the latest development today.

County home survivor told to contact police in England, not gardaí, over destruction of testimony
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County home survivor told to contact police in England, not gardaí, over destruction of testimony

Feb 16th 2021, 12:00 PM 45,873 Views 30 Comments

A number of witnesses have contacted the gardaí and Data Protection Commissioner to date.

'A nun poured urine on my head because I snored': Survivors contact DPC and gardaí over destruction of testimony
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'A nun poured urine on my head because I snored': Survivors contact DPC and gardaí over destruction of testimony

Updated Feb 9th 2021, 12:05 AM 57,428 Views 0 Comments

People who spent time in Mother and Baby Homes and County Homes say they have been “re-traumatised” by recent developments.

Chair of mother and baby home commission declines invitation to appear before Children's Committee
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Chair of mother and baby home commission declines invitation to appear before Children's Committee

Feb 5th 2021, 2:06 PM 18,397 Views 5 Comments

Committee members are “very disappointed” by the latest development.

Varadkar says he was 'quite surprised' that mother and baby home testimony was destroyed
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Varadkar says he was 'quite surprised' that mother and baby home testimony was destroyed

Updated Feb 4th 2021, 1:35 PM 22,317 Views 24 Comments

There have been calls for the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes to not be dissolved at the end of the month.

'Adding insult to injury': Anger over mother and baby home recordings being destroyed
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'Adding insult to injury': Anger over mother and baby home recordings being destroyed

Updated Jan 31st 2021, 1:58 PM 26,254 Views 38 Comments

Survivors say they were not informed their testimony would be destroyed.

'Illegitimate children could contaminate the morals of society so had to be hidden and illegally adopted'
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'Illegitimate children could contaminate the morals of society so had to be hidden and illegally adopted'

Jan 17th 2021, 8:00 AM 33,411 Views 0 Comments

Adopted people and survivors of mother and baby homes say forced adoption was widespread, regardless of what the commission says.

'Callousness and cruelty': International headlines about mother and baby home report
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'Callousness and cruelty': International headlines about mother and baby home report

Jan 13th 2021, 8:49 AM 38,773 Views 72 Comments

Here is a look at some of the coverage abroad about the report.

How a God-fearing Ireland shamed, abandoned and punished its 'fallen' women and girls
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How a God-fearing Ireland shamed, abandoned and punished its 'fallen' women and girls

Jan 12th 2021, 11:13 PM 43,083 Views 107 Comments

‘My mother had been conditioned to feel grateful for the sanctuary of the home as she had committed a terrible sin in having sex outside of marriage and they would take care of her bastard child, me.’

5-year investigation finds at least 9,000 children died in Ireland's mother and baby homes
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5-year investigation finds at least 9,000 children died in Ireland's mother and baby homes

Jan 12th 2021, 3:00 PM 43,959 Views 100 Comments
  • Document details the experiences of women and children who lived in 14 mother and baby homes and four county homes.
  • Commission recommends redress, services such as counselling and enhanced medical cards.
  • Taoiseach to give State apology over mother and baby homes in the Dáil tomorrow.
'Accept responsibility and we might accept your apology': Survivors brace themselves for mother and baby home report
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'Accept responsibility and we might accept your apology': Survivors brace themselves for mother and baby home report

Jan 12th 2021, 12:05 AM 27,066 Views 48 Comments

The long-awaited report will be published today – and survivors want “urgent” action on foot of it.

Varadkar supports investigation into 'disrespectful' leak of mother and baby home information
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Varadkar supports investigation into 'disrespectful' leak of mother and baby home information

Jan 11th 2021, 10:19 AM 27,503 Views 62 Comments

“I think it was very disrespectful the fact that elements of it were leaked and appeared in a Sunday paper,” the Tánaiste said.

How a 'surprising' lack of burial records impacted the work of the mother and baby home commission
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How a 'surprising' lack of burial records impacted the work of the mother and baby home commission

Jan 11th 2021, 12:05 AM 21,153 Views 29 Comments

Ahead of the commission’s final report being published tomorrow, we’re taking a look back at its interim reports.

Taoiseach to give Dáil apology to those impacted by Mother and Baby Home
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Taoiseach to give Dáil apology to those impacted by Mother and Baby Home

Jan 10th 2021, 12:27 PM 20,110 Views 47 Comments

Micheál Martin is to give the apology on behalf of the State and wider society.

O'Gorman confirms research into long-term health impact of living in mother and baby homes
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O'Gorman confirms research into long-term health impact of living in mother and baby homes

Dec 25th 2020, 12:05 AM 16,813 Views 7 Comments

The minister has said survivors will be at the centre of the government’s approach after criticism of how it has handled the situation to date.

Final report of Commission into Mother and Baby Homes to be published in January
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Final report of Commission into Mother and Baby Homes to be published in January

Updated Dec 3rd 2020, 11:52 AM 9,900 Views 14 Comments

The report will be published on the week of 11 January, Minister Roderic O’Gorman has confirmed.

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Commission submits Mother and Baby Homes report to minister

Oct 30th 2020, 8:03 PM 13,101 Views 9 Comments

The government has said it is committed to publishing the report as soon as possible.

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