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#Redress

From TheJournal.ie 'Totally and utterly ruined': The eight-year battle by homeowners affected by mica concrete block scandal Crumbling

'Totally and utterly ruined': The eight-year battle by homeowners affected by mica concrete block scandal

The government recently announced a redress scheme which has been welcomed, but it has come too late for some.

From TheJournal.ie Motion seeking redress for victims abused as children passes despite government opposition Justice

Motion seeking redress for victims abused as children passes despite government opposition

The government argued that the State’s responsibility can’t be established through a conviction.

From TheJournal.ie 3,400 new victims of tracker mortgage scandal identified Tracker Mortgage Scandal

3,400 new victims of tracker mortgage scandal identified

37,100 customers affected by the scandal have now been identified, with €459 million in redress paid to date.

From TheJournal.ie Objections by Department of Justice to Magdalen redress investigation 'disingenuous' - Ombudsman Opportunity Lost

Objections by Department of Justice to Magdalen redress investigation 'disingenuous' - Ombudsman

The Ombudsman has been harshly critical of the Department of Justice in his report published this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Couple affected by tracker mortgage scandal suffered stroke and nervous breakdown Justice

Couple affected by tracker mortgage scandal suffered stroke and nervous breakdown

A number of customers affected by the error shared stories today of the hardship it caused.

From TheJournal.ie 'Burn it to the ground': What should be done with Magdalene laundry buildings? Sean Mcdermott Street

'Burn it to the ground': What should be done with Magdalene laundry buildings?

A group of survivors and their families gathered at the back of a Dublin Magdalene laundry today to share their stories.

From TheJournal.ie "Nobody told us she had died" - the story of Margaret Bullen, who spent her entire life in a Magdalene Laundry A Life Stolen

"Nobody told us she had died" - the story of Margaret Bullen, who spent her entire life in a Magdalene Laundry

Margaret Bullen died in 2003 aged just 50 from a disease possibly linked to her exposure to industrial-strength chemicals in the Laundries where she had lived.

From TheJournal.ie Caranua boss withdraws comments in which she said abuse survivors were 'damaged' Redress

Caranua boss withdraws comments in which she said abuse survivors were 'damaged'

CEO Mary Higgins faced tough questions at the PAC over how survivors have been treated.

From TheJournal.ie 'Immoral and repulsive': Fury at Zappone's refusal for redress for mother and baby home survivors Shameful Decision

'Immoral and repulsive': Fury at Zappone's refusal for redress for mother and baby home survivors

The Coalition of Mother and Baby Home Survivors called it a “shameful decision”.

From TheJournal.ie Congregation says government was 'forced' to set up €1.5 billion redress scheme for abuse victims Historical Abuse

Congregation says government was 'forced' to set up €1.5 billion redress scheme for abuse victims

The Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate, one of the 18 congregations investigated by the Ryan Commission, has published a statement on the matter.

From TheJournal.ie Tracker mortgages: €76 million paid out in compensation so far to customers denied proper rates Central Bank

Tracker mortgages: €76 million paid out in compensation so far to customers denied proper rates

A new report states that 9,900 impacted customer accounts have now been identified by lenders.

From TheJournal.ie 5 women due compensation for 'barbaric and cruel' childbirth procedure died before receiving it Symphysiotomy

5 women due compensation for 'barbaric and cruel' childbirth procedure died before receiving it

“The sons and daughters of these women feel that their mothers’ suffering never received any acknowledgment or recognition.”

From TheJournal.ie Man who was hung from window by nurses can't have €34,000 award reconsidered Abuse

Man who was hung from window by nurses can't have €34,000 award reconsidered

The man suffered significant abuse St Gabriel’s Hospital Cabinteely during the 60s.

From TheJournal.ie 161,000 credit card customers are in for a €200 windfall... Happy Days

161,000 credit card customers are in for a €200 windfall...

Certain card-holders are entitled to redress after paying for insurance they don’t need.

From TheJournal.ie Many symphysiotomy survivors still don't know what happened to them Redress Scheme

Many symphysiotomy survivors still don't know what happened to them

There has been some difficulty in those who underwent the procedure accessing their medical records.

From TheJournal.ie Mother-and-baby home survivors want fully inclusive inquiry into what happened to them Redress

Mother-and-baby home survivors want fully inclusive inquiry into what happened to them

It is anticipated the terms of reference of the Commission of Inquiry will be discussed by Cabinet next week.

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 'For the first time in 16 years we were treated the same as Catholics' Bethany Home

'For the first time in 16 years we were treated the same as Catholics'

Mother and baby homes, including one group from a Protestant home, met with Minister James Reilly this month.

From TheJournal.ie Symphysiotomy compensation scheme announced - but how many survivors will apply? Redress

Symphysiotomy compensation scheme announced - but how many survivors will apply?

That’s according to a survivors group SOS, which describes its time limits as “draconian”.

From TheJournal.ie "Time of the essence" in symphysiotomy redress as three survivors die Childbirth

"Time of the essence" in symphysiotomy redress as three survivors die

The three deaths have occurred since the scheme was announced in July.

From TheJournal.ie UN told symphysiotomy patients were 'operated upon wide awake and often screaming' Human Rights

UN told symphysiotomy patients were 'operated upon wide awake and often screaming'

The Justice Minister defended the State redress scheme for survivors of symphysiotomy at a meeting of the UN Human Rights Committee in Geneva today.

From TheJournal.ie Survivors of Symphysiotomy reject €34 million redress scheme

Survivors of Symphysiotomy reject €34 million redress scheme

There are currently up to 300 survivors alive today.

From TheJournal.ie Victims of mother-and-baby homes should give evidence in public if they want to - Human rights group State Obligation

Victims of mother-and-baby homes should give evidence in public if they want to - Human rights group

The IHREC wants strong powers for the commission of investigation.

From TheJournal.ie Magdalene Laundries survivors have received €10.3 million in compensation Redress

Magdalene Laundries survivors have received €10.3 million in compensation

Justice Minister Alan Shatter told the Dáil that 731 applications have been made under the redress scheme so far.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Irish financial consumers are bewildered, frightened and angry Credit Protection

Column: Irish financial consumers are bewildered, frightened and angry

The protection available to consumers when they take out credit is still inadequate – despite all the promises that were made after the crash, writes Noeline Blackwell.

From TheJournal.ie Abuse survivors to protest against redress fund Compensation

Abuse survivors to protest against redress fund

Survivors Who Stand Together claim that they are being treated like “beggars”.

From TheJournal.ie Magdalene survivors still 'distressed and confused' over claiming redress Guide

Magdalene survivors still 'distressed and confused' over claiming redress

JFM Research has published a supplementary guide for women experiencing issues claiming restorative justice.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Wednesday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Good morning, here’s everything you need to know to launch yourself into Wednesday.

From TheJournal.ie Women 'yet to receive a penny' on anniversary of apology to Magdalene survivors Redress

Women 'yet to receive a penny' on anniversary of apology to Magdalene survivors

Today marks the one year anniversary of the apology from the Taoiseach to Magdalene survivors.

From TheJournal.ie Dáil to debate apology and redress for Bethany Home survivors Bethany Home

Dáil to debate apology and redress for Bethany Home survivors

The government’s decision not to provide a redress scheme for survivors of the Dublin home will come under scrutiny tonight and tomorrow.

From TheJournal.ie Victims of Michael Neary get new redress scheme Lourdes Hospital

Victims of Michael Neary get new redress scheme

The scheme is aimed at women who were over the age of 40 when the unnecessary operations were carried out on them by Michael Neary.

From TheJournal.ie 'Shatter needs to make a public statement on redress delay for Magdalene women' Magdalene Laundries

'Shatter needs to make a public statement on redress delay for Magdalene women'

Mary Lou McDonald said time was ticking and that at least two women have passed away without receiving compensation.

From TheJournal.ie Bethany Home survivors look into bringing government to court Redress

Bethany Home survivors look into bringing government to court

Derek Leinster said that there has been some good news regarding a memorial at Mount Jerome cemetery.

From TheJournal.ie Bethany Home survivor appeals to Taoiseach over redress Bethany Home

Bethany Home survivor appeals to Taoiseach over redress

Derek Leinster has said that he would like Enda Kenny to set up a small committee “to do the right thing”.

From TheJournal.ie "Determined" Bethany Home survivors to continue fight for redress Redress

"Determined" Bethany Home survivors to continue fight for redress

The survivors are to regroup and consider their options in their fight for redress.

From TheJournal.ie Minister said Bethany Home must be included in redress scheme... in 2010 Kathleen Lynch

Minister said Bethany Home must be included in redress scheme... in 2010

Three years ago Kathleen Lynch said the government’s refusal to include the Bethany Home in a redress scgeme was a “running sore”. Yesterday she said the government’s decision to refuse redress was an “appropriate one”.

From TheJournal.ie Government seeks information from symphysiotomy groups ahead of decision Symphysiotomy

Government seeks information from symphysiotomy groups ahead of decision

Health Minister James Reilly and Minister Kathleen Lynch will meet the groups representing the women affected next Tuesday.

From TheJournal.ie Government: No redress scheme for survivors of Bethany Home Survivors

Government: No redress scheme for survivors of Bethany Home

One survivor said he was “devastated” by the decision which was announced by government in a statement this evening.

From TheJournal.ie Cabinet 'to make decision on Bethany Home next week' Redress

Cabinet 'to make decision on Bethany Home next week'

The survivors who lived in the home have been calling for a number of years for redress and an apology for their time there.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach won't comment on redress scheme for symphysiotomy victims Redress

Taoiseach won't comment on redress scheme for symphysiotomy victims

Enda Kenny also rejected that Government has been secretive on issue and commits to meeting support groups

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