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Police in Northern Ireland launch probe into allegations of abuse at mother and baby homes
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Police in Northern Ireland launch probe into allegations of abuse at mother and baby homes

Oct 6th 2021, 9:30 PM 5,595 Views 0 Comments

The announcement comes after an independent panel recommended a public inquiry.

Bethany Home survivor Derek Leinster lodges legal proceedings against Irish State
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Bethany Home survivor Derek Leinster lodges legal proceedings against Irish State

Oct 6th 2021, 12:05 AM 20,572 Views 0 Comments

Leinster has campaigned for over 20 years for the inclusion of Bethany Home and other Protestant institutions in redress schemes.

Michelle O’Neill to push for public inquiry into mother and baby homes
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Michelle O’Neill to push for public inquiry into mother and baby homes

Updated Oct 5th 2021, 7:15 PM 9,732 Views 18 Comments

An expert panel has recommended an ‘integrated investigation’ by a non-statutory independent panel, feeding into a statutory public inquiry.

'Will this be Opportunity Lost 2.0?': State must 'learn from mistakes' of past redress schemes
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'Will this be Opportunity Lost 2.0?': State must 'learn from mistakes' of past redress schemes

Sep 18th 2021, 8:00 PM 11,573 Views 0 Comments

A new book explores Magdalene laundries and the State’s response to institutional abuse.

Survivors consider legal action to get health records amid 'bizarre' row with department
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Survivors consider legal action to get health records amid 'bizarre' row with department

Sep 16th 2021, 12:05 AM 20,771 Views 0 Comments
  • Survivors of mother and baby institutions have been told to submit FOI requests, despite already applying under GDPR
  • A number of women are considering legal action, Órla Ryan reports
  • Noelle Brown says the latest development is "despicable" and "ridiculous"
Vomiting and fever among side effects experienced by children who took part in GSK trials
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Vomiting and fever among side effects experienced by children who took part in GSK trials

Sep 1st 2021, 2:18 PM 51,906 Views 16 Comments

The pharma company has today published information about nine trials it carried out in Irish institutions between 1934 and 1973.

Woman's signature forged on letter saying nuns from Mother and Baby Home 'deserve a medal'
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Woman's signature forged on letter saying nuns from Mother and Baby Home 'deserve a medal'

Jul 31st 2021, 12:05 AM 57,289 Views 0 Comments
  • The survivor saw the letter, written in 1980, for the first time last month, Órla Ryan reports
  • "I think ye should all be presented with a medal for your fantastic work," the letter states
  • The woman believes her late mother wrote the letter praising the nuns, pretending to be her
Mother and Baby Home cases to be heard by High Court in November
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# Philomena Lee

Mother and Baby Home cases to be heard by High Court in November

Jul 28th 2021, 11:38 AM 8,158 Views 0 Comments

Philomena Lee and Mary Harney are among the women taking legal action against the State.

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 Jul 27th 2021, 11:57 AM 26,215 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
Opinion: The Mother and Baby Homes commission's report can't be safely used to provide redress
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Opinion: The Mother and Baby Homes commission's report can't be safely used to provide redress

Jul 14th 2021, 7:00 AM 6,880 Views 5 Comments

25 academics will launch an alternative summary of the commission’s report today.

Denying adopted people access to their birth certs 'could re-traumatise them'
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# Information And Tracing

Denying adopted people access to their birth certs 'could re-traumatise them'

Jul 13th 2021, 5:16 PM 6,421 Views 9 Comments

Survivors of Mother and Baby Homes have said “the right to truth is key”, an Oireachtas Committee heard today.

Mother and Baby Homes: Three test cases could be used as survivors seek judicial review
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Mother and Baby Homes: Three test cases could be used as survivors seek judicial review

Updated Jul 13th 2021, 10:42 AM 13,741 Views 0 Comments

Eight women are taking legal action against the State.

O'Gorman 'welcomes' new report that contradicts findings of Mother and Baby Home Commission
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# Alternate Report

O'Gorman 'welcomes' new report that contradicts findings of Mother and Baby Home Commission

Updated Jul 12th 2021, 4:20 PM 25,980 Views 37 Comments

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

Department 'in breach of EU law' unless it gives health records to Mother and Baby Home survivors
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# GDPR

Department 'in breach of EU law' unless it gives health records to Mother and Baby Home survivors

Jul 9th 2021, 12:05 AM 13,151 Views 25 Comments
  • A data expert says the Minister for Children's approach breaches GDPR, Órla Ryan writes
  • Survivors have said a GP should not be involved in the process - at odds with the Department
  • Minister Roderic O'Gorman is in discussions with Cabinet colleagues about new regulations
'The dead don't have GDPR rights': Woman considers legal action after department denies info request
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'The dead don't have GDPR rights': Woman considers legal action after department denies info request

Jul 8th 2021, 6:00 AM 31,658 Views 0 Comments

Solicitor Simon McGarr said his client, a Mother and Baby Home survivor, “remains amongst the living”.

The Journal takes home two Justice Media Awards
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The Journal takes home two Justice Media Awards

Jun 24th 2021, 5:07 PM 8,047 Views 25 Comments

The president of the Law Society of Ireland said this year’s entries were ‘legal journalism at its finest’.

Mother and Baby Homes: High Court challenges over Commission report may first move forward with test case
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# Philomena Lee

Mother and Baby Homes: High Court challenges over Commission report may first move forward with test case

Jun 22nd 2021, 11:47 AM 6,628 Views 0 Comments

Eight women are taking legal challenges over the Mother and Baby Homes report.

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

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

Jun 19th 2021, 9:00 AM 22,613 Views 0 Comments

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

Mother and Baby Homes: State argues that Philomena Lee and others taking legal action aren't recognisable in report
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Mother and Baby Homes: State argues that Philomena Lee and others taking legal action aren't recognisable in report

Jun 16th 2021, 10:00 AM 18,591 Views 0 Comments
  • A number of survivors are seeking judicial reviews of the Commission of Investigation's final report
  • The Government is set to argue that Lee and others taking legal action are not identifiable in the final report, Órla Ryan reports
  • It will also stress the fact that, although set up by the Government, the Commission acted independently
Committee 'disappointed' by commissioners' refusal to attend meeting but 'accepts it'
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# Kathleen Funchion

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

Jun 15th 2021, 4:13 PM 8,457 Views 14 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 105,147 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 19,215 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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# Questions And No Answers

Varadkar says refusal by Mother and Baby Homes commissioners to face Oireachtas is 'deeply regrettable'

Updated Jun 11th 2021, 8:02 PM 39,835 Views 68 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
Minister tells survivors he believes them as opposition call report 'whitewashed fiction'
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# Roderic O'Gorman

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

Updated Jun 8th 2021, 9:50 PM 19,345 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
Data regulator wrote repeatedly to Mother & Baby Home Commission about handling of sensitive testimony
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Data regulator wrote repeatedly to Mother & Baby Home Commission about handling of sensitive testimony

Jun 7th 2021, 6:26 PM 18,846 Views 11 Comments

The Data Protection Commissioner raised concerns about the handling of survivor testimony and delays in responding to queries.

Pressure mounts on Mother and Baby Home commissioners as Oireachtas committee reissues invite
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Pressure mounts on Mother and Baby Home commissioners as Oireachtas committee reissues invite

Updated Jun 4th 2021, 3:25 PM 25,018 Views 16 Comments
  • Pressure is mounting on the commissioners to appear before the Oireachtas Children's Committee, Órla Ryan writes
  • The invitation asks the commissioners to attend a meeting on 17 June
  • Over 100 academics and historians have signed a letter outlining their concerns with the Commission's final report
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 16,673 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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# Mary Daly

'Yet another blow to survivors': Women get few answers as Commissioner defends report

Jun 2nd 2021, 9:51 PM 45,265 Views 25 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
Survivors and politicians express anger over Mother and Baby Home event
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# Oxford University

Survivors and politicians express anger over Mother and Baby Home event

Updated Jun 2nd 2021, 3:30 PM 25,020 Views 12 Comments

Members of the Oireachtas Children’s Committee have criticised the fact that Professor Mary Daly will appear “behind closed doors”.

'Women would disappear and no one said anything': Breaking the silence on mother and baby homes
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# Concert

'Women would disappear and no one said anything': Breaking the silence on mother and baby homes

May 29th 2021, 6:30 AM 17,353 Views 25 Comments

Survivors, adoptees and Christy Moore will perform in an event at the National Concert Hall tonight.

People identified in Mother and Baby Home records asked to contact Department of Children
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# Data Protection

People identified in Mother and Baby Home records asked to contact Department of Children

May 28th 2021, 5:52 PM 9,768 Views 4 Comments

The department is asking for individuals’ contact details in case their data is in records requested under GDPR.

'Significant victory' for campaigners as planning permission for Bessborough apartments is refused
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'Significant victory' for campaigners as planning permission for Bessborough apartments is refused

Updated May 26th 2021, 2:18 PM 20,523 Views 23 Comments

An Bord Pleanála said it is “not satisfied that the site was not previously used as, and does not contain, a children’s burial ground”.

DNA testing for Mother and Baby Home sites could include 'aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews'
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# Identification Of Remains

DNA testing for Mother and Baby Home sites could include 'aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews'

May 18th 2021, 5:40 PM 8,387 Views 10 Comments

The minister has discussed plans for “very significant DNA-based identification process”.

'Groundbreaking' legislation will give adopted people access to birth certs and early life information
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# Adoptions

'Groundbreaking' legislation will give adopted people access to birth certs and early life information

Updated May 11th 2021, 5:45 PM 46,016 Views 33 Comments
  • The legislation will provide a clear right of access for adopted people and others with questions on their origins to birth certs, birth and early life information.
  • The Bill will have to first undergo pre-legislative scrutiny, which is expected to take place in the coming months.
  • A separate memo addressing the issue of illegal birth registrations was brought to Cabinet this morning.
New helpline for Mother and Baby Home survivors concerned about risk still posed by abuser
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# Child Protection

New helpline for Mother and Baby Home survivors concerned about risk still posed by abuser

May 5th 2021, 6:39 PM 6,717 Views 6 Comments

Tusla said perpetrators may have been involved in the abuse of multiple children over time.

Geraldine was born in St Patrick's, her sister Pauline was born in Bessborough - 50 years later they found each other
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# Long Lost Sisters

Geraldine was born in St Patrick's, her sister Pauline was born in Bessborough - 50 years later they found each other

May 2nd 2021, 12:05 AM 51,631 Views 0 Comments
  • Both women sought to find their birth parents, but instead discovered each other, Órla Ryan writes
  • A social worker 'stumbled across' information that changed their lives forever
  • They say adopted people have a right to their birth certs and medical history
Drew Harris says Mother and Baby Home crimes 'difficult to prosecute' despite reports of rape and incest
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# Abuse

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

Updated Apr 29th 2021, 5:55 PM 17,544 Views 0 Comments

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

O'Gorman stresses GSK's 'moral obligation' over vaccine trials but company's position 'remains unchanged'
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O'Gorman stresses GSK's 'moral obligation' over vaccine trials but company's position 'remains unchanged'

Updated Apr 28th 2021, 3:22 PM 33,908 Views 0 Comments

Representatives from the pharmaceutical giant met with Children’s Minister Roderic O’Gorman today.

Bessborough survivor says more women 'will die not knowing if their child is rotting in a septic tank'
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Bessborough survivor says more women 'will die not knowing if their child is rotting in a septic tank'

Updated Apr 27th 2021, 6:15 PM 15,761 Views 6 Comments

The Children’s Committee today discussed legislation that would allow exhumations and re-interment of remains at the sites of former mother and baby institutions.

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