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'It's just been years of crying, hatred, feeling angry': Three mica homeowners share their stories
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'It's just been years of crying, hatred, feeling angry': Three mica homeowners share their stories

Jun 19th 2021, 12:05 AM 23,213 Views 40 Comments
  • It's been a long road for impacted homeowners and they see no end in sight, Michelle Hennessy reports.
  • Families who spoke to The Journal said they cannot even afford the initial mica test required to apply for the government's grant scheme.
  • They say years of being ignored by government has intensified the stress they are already feeling living in homes that are falling down around them.
The Mica controversy explained: Here's why thousands of people took to the streets of Dublin to protest today
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# Explainer

The Mica controversy explained: Here's why thousands of people took to the streets of Dublin to protest today

Jun 15th 2021, 4:07 PM 24,453 Views 31 Comments

Homeowners are protesting in Dublin’s city centre today.

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 33,809 Views 0 Comments

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

'Imagine someone clicked their fingers and you had no family or history, that's the reality for thousands of us'
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# Adoption

'Imagine someone clicked their fingers and you had no family or history, that's the reality for thousands of us'

Apr 6th 2021, 4:46 PM 13,409 Views 16 Comments

Adopted people have called for long-awaited tracing and information legislation to be published as a matter of urgency.

'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 27,971 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.

Department apologises after 'careless' data breach of people attending mother and baby home redress meetings
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# Email Addresses

Department apologises after 'careless' data breach of people attending mother and baby home redress meetings

Mar 25th 2021, 4:12 PM 21,415 Views 12 Comments

Those affected by the breach are “deeply upset and distressed” by the sharing of their email addresses without their consent.

Campaigner Derek Leinster says Protestant survivors and those living abroad 'not a priority' for redress
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# Bethany Home

Campaigner Derek Leinster says Protestant survivors and those living abroad 'not a priority' for redress

Mar 25th 2021, 6:05 AM 21,960 Views 3 Comments

Leinster, who was born in Bethany Home in Dublin in 1941, has campaigned for redress for over 20 years.

UN asked to request that Irish govt sets up independent investigation into Mother and Baby Homes
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# Mother And Baby

UN asked to request that Irish govt sets up independent investigation into Mother and Baby Homes

Mar 24th 2021, 8:29 AM 10,175 Views 19 Comments

The Irish Council of Civil Liberties has written a letter to the UN Special Rapporteur.

Department says consulting firm was hired due to 'urgency' in setting up mother and baby home redress scheme
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# OAK Consulting

Department says consulting firm was hired due to 'urgency' in setting up mother and baby home redress scheme

Mar 17th 2021, 9:30 AM 16,543 Views 10 Comments

The government has hired OAK Consulting to oversee the consultation process at a cost of €20,000.

O'Gorman says adopted people will get birth certs and other information under new legislation
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# Birth Certs

O'Gorman says adopted people will get birth certs and other information under new legislation

Updated Mar 10th 2021, 5:10 PM 18,653 Views 15 Comments

The minister has also launched a consultation process for a redress scheme for survivors of Mother And Baby Homes.

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

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

Updated Jan 31st 2021, 1:58 PM 26,253 Views 38 Comments

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

Opinion: The mother and baby homes Commission report misses the point on redress
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# Child Welfare

Opinion: The mother and baby homes Commission report misses the point on redress

Jan 23rd 2021, 10:00 AM 15,285 Views 16 Comments

Academic Máiréad Enright takes a forensic look at the Mother & Baby Home report and shares her concerns with its approach to redress.

Poll: Should a 'national voluntary collection' be set up for survivors of mother and baby homes?
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Poll: Should a 'national voluntary collection' be set up for survivors of mother and baby homes?

Jan 21st 2021, 11:08 AM 32,771 Views 54 Comments

Senator Rónán Mullen said the money could be collected in addition to Church and State contributions to a redress scheme.

Archbishop says religious orders should not be 'scapegoated' for Mother and Baby Homes
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Archbishop says religious orders should not be 'scapegoated' for Mother and Baby Homes

Jan 17th 2021, 2:31 PM 75,228 Views 223 Comments

Archbishop Eamon Martin said that the church was “expected to intervene” when society “banished” mothers.

'I apologise for the profound generational wrong': Taoiseach gives landmark apology to survivors of mother and baby homes
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# State Apology

'I apologise for the profound generational wrong': Taoiseach gives landmark apology to survivors of mother and baby homes

Jan 13th 2021, 1:39 PM 27,579 Views 70 Comments
  • The full report from the Mother and Baby Homes Commission of Investigation was released yesterday.
  • The Taoiseach, Tánaiste and Children's Minister issued statements.
  • "The State failed you, the mothers and children in these homes," Micheál Martin said.
5-year investigation finds at least 9,000 children died in Ireland's mother and baby homes
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# Final Report

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

Jan 12th 2021, 3:00 PM 43,943 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
# Mary Harney
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# Mary Harney

'Accept responsibility and we might accept your apology': Survivors brace themselves for mother and baby home report

Jan 12th 2021, 12:05 AM 27,054 Views 48 Comments

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

'Shameful stand-off' preventing Troubles victims receiving compensation, advocate warns
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# Northern Ireland

'Shameful stand-off' preventing Troubles victims receiving compensation, advocate warns

Jun 3rd 2020, 7:37 AM 11,733 Views 10 Comments

Victims Commissioner Judith Thompson said the treatment of victims by the authorities was “cruel, callous and insulting”.

'It was now or never': Abuse survivor on why he spoke out on RTÉ programme in 2009
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# Michael O'brien

'It was now or never': Abuse survivor on why he spoke out on RTÉ programme in 2009

Mar 4th 2020, 11:11 AM 35,360 Views 44 Comments

Michael O’Brien created one of the most powerful moments in Irish television, when he passionately told his story on RTÉ in 2009.

AIB setting aside €300 million redress for 'previously identified' tracker mortgage victims
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# Banks

AIB setting aside €300 million redress for 'previously identified' tracker mortgage victims

Updated Feb 4th 2020, 8:42 AM 22,235 Views 34 Comments

The Central Bank said last year that lenders had already paid €683 million in redress to impacted customers.

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

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

Nov 26th 2019, 3:46 PM 11,483 Views 19 Comments

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

Christian Brothers to pay outstanding €6.8 million to redress scheme
# Caranua
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# Caranua

Christian Brothers to pay outstanding €6.8 million to redress scheme

Sep 6th 2019, 10:34 PM 17,650 Views 48 Comments

The majority of the money will go to the fund, while €429,000 is to be paid to the National Children’s Hospital.

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

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

Oct 21st 2018, 8:00 PM 49,531 Views 41 Comments

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

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

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

Updated Jul 5th 2018, 1:49 PM 17,042 Views 28 Comments

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

3,400 new victims of tracker mortgage scandal identified
# Tracker Mortgage Scandal
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# Tracker Mortgage Scandal

3,400 new victims of tracker mortgage scandal identified

Apr 25th 2018, 12:01 PM 13,699 Views 52 Comments

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

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

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

Nov 23rd 2017, 11:30 AM 13,755 Views 21 Comments

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

Couple affected by tracker mortgage scandal suffered stroke and nervous breakdown
# Justice
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Couple affected by tracker mortgage scandal suffered stroke and nervous breakdown

Oct 12th 2017, 3:37 PM 28,010 Views 60 Comments

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

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

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

Aug 25th 2017, 5:50 PM 46,983 Views 97 Comments

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

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

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

Jun 22nd 2017, 6:20 AM 53,636 Views 56 Comments

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.

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

Apr 14th 2017, 4:24 PM 13,102 Views 34 Comments

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

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

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

Apr 12th 2017, 2:08 PM 16,338 Views 53 Comments

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

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

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

Apr 4th 2017, 7:53 AM 13,616 Views 45 Comments

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

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

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

Mar 23rd 2017, 11:30 AM 10,297 Views 10 Comments

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

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

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

Nov 23rd 2016, 10:20 AM 12,777 Views 25 Comments

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

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

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

Dec 10th 2015, 8:37 PM 39,855 Views 12 Comments

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

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

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

May 12th 2015, 3:32 PM 34,197 Views 14 Comments

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

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

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

Jan 18th 2015, 10:00 AM 9,667 Views 4 Comments

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

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

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

Dec 12th 2014, 4:40 PM 4,194 Views 12 Comments

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

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

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

Nov 24th 2014, 7:58 PM 670 Views 90 Comments

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.

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

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

Nov 21st 2014, 1:52 PM 10,742 Views 5 Comments

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

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