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From TheJournal.ie All survivors of institutional abuse to be allowed request access to personal data, Taoiseach confirms Records

All survivors of institutional abuse to be allowed request access to personal data, Taoiseach confirms

The Taoiseach told the Dáil that applying GDPR will allow it to “affirm the rights of people to access their own personal data”.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'States of Fear' may have caused a seismic shift in Ireland, but more needs to be done States Of Fear

Opinion: 'States of Fear' may have caused a seismic shift in Ireland, but more needs to be done

As RTÉ examines the legacy of States of Fear, 21 years on, Sheila Ahern discusses the landmark documentary and the late Mary Raftery, its producer.

From TheJournal.ie Christian Brothers complete €6.8m contribution to redress fund Institutional Abuse

Christian Brothers complete €6.8m contribution to redress fund

The religious organisation formally notified the Department of its intention to pay the money back in September.

From TheJournal.ie 'I feel like crying': Abuse survivors plead with committee to drop plans to seal their records Institutional Abuse

'I feel like crying': Abuse survivors plead with committee to drop plans to seal their records

Survivors of institutional abuse spoke candidly about the impact of the bill on them.

From TheJournal.ie Lynn Ruane: 'It should be a source of major embarrassment to Ireland that we are yet to ratify this important treaty' Column

Lynn Ruane: 'It should be a source of major embarrassment to Ireland that we are yet to ratify this important treaty'

Abuse within institutions and care situations isn’t just part of Ireland’s history, writes Lynn Ruane – it’s something that is still a reality for vulnerable groups today.

From TheJournal.ie Religious groups still owe €1.3 billion for institutional child abuse Ryan Report

Religious groups still owe €1.3 billion for institutional child abuse

Education minister Richard Bruton slammed the religious groups in a strongly-worded statement.

From TheJournal.ie IRA abuse claims show – once again – how the institution is always placed before the victim Opinion

IRA abuse claims show – once again – how the institution is always placed before the victim

There are parallels between Sinn Féin’s reaction to allegations by Paudie McGahon and Maíria Cahill and the Catholic Church’s pursuit of its own institutional safety.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Without meaningful action, apologies to child abuse survivors are just words Redress

Opinion: Without meaningful action, apologies to child abuse survivors are just words

Ten months on from the European Court of Human Rights’ judgement in favour of Louise O’Keeffe, nothing had been forthcoming from the State for survivors.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: After two decades as a journalist, no project I’ve handled has been quite as harrowing Institutional Abuse

Opinion: After two decades as a journalist, no project I’ve handled has been quite as harrowing

In the course of compiling a book about the abuse of children in industrial schools, I came face to face with one of the darkest chapters in Ireland’s history.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Tuam's 800 babies – a legacy of shame and horror beyond words Tuam

Opinion: Tuam's 800 babies – a legacy of shame and horror beyond words

The misogynistic meddling of the Catholic church in affairs of this young state was detrimental to the blossoming of a whole, enlightened and fulfilled society – and nobody bore the brunt of that more than vulnerable women and their babies.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Mass grave 'filled to the brim with tiny bones and skulls' shows how we cherish children Mass Grave

Opinion: Mass grave 'filled to the brim with tiny bones and skulls' shows how we cherish children

The bodies of 800 “illegitimate” children, ranging in age from nine years to two days, have been uncovered in Tuam. But do people care any more now than they did then?

From TheJournal.ie Documentary about Christine Buckley 'Dear Daughter' to be aired tonight Institutional Abuse

Documentary about Christine Buckley 'Dear Daughter' to be aired tonight

The programme will be shown on RTÉ.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Magdalenes deserve the respect they were denied for so long - and a proper apology Opinion

Column: Magdalenes deserve the respect they were denied for so long - and a proper apology

The link between the State and the Magdalene laundries is clear – and survivors should be granted redress so they may have some comfort in the autumn of their lives, writes Aaron McKenna.

From TheJournal.ie Protest at Pro Cathedral over government plans for abuse survivors’ trust fund Residential Abuse

Protest at Pro Cathedral over government plans for abuse survivors’ trust fund

Victims of institutional abuse oppose plans to establish a trust fund for abuse victims, instead of simply giving cash payments.

From TheJournal.ie Quinn insists: Religious orders must meet remaining €470 million abuse bill Residential Abuse

Quinn insists: Religious orders must meet remaining €470 million abuse bill

The minister for education has affirmed he will continue to seek cash from the bodies which managed the residential institutions where abuse took place.

From TheJournal.ie Fund to support services for abuse survivors on way Institutional Abuse

Fund to support services for abuse survivors on way

Work on drafting the bill to allow for the establishment of a Statutory Fund is at an “advanced stage”.

From TheJournal.ie Clerical abuse in Ireland tantamount to torture: report Clerical Abuse

Clerical abuse in Ireland tantamount to torture: report

A study into the Ferns, Murphy, Ryan and Cloyne child abuse reports criticises the lack of prosecution against child sexual and physical abusers and those who concealed that abuse.

From TheJournal.ie Some €847 million paid out to victims of institutional abuse: report Human Rights

Some €847 million paid out to victims of institutional abuse: report

Ireland’s first UPR report has revealed that 13,669 victims of institutional abuse have been compensated – and recommends that a committee to clarify “the state’s interaction” with the Magdalene Laundries be established.