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'The correct thing to do': Mother and Baby Homes Commission members urged to appear before Oireachtas committee
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'The correct thing to do': Mother and Baby Homes Commission members urged to appear before Oireachtas committee

Updated Jun 3rd 2021, 4:45 PM 14,284 Views 16 Comments

Tánaiste Leo Vardakar said the authors of the report should come before the Oireachtas “without delay”.

'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 45,041 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
'Women would disappear and no one said anything': Breaking the silence on mother and baby homes
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'Women would disappear and no one said anything': Breaking the silence on mother and baby homes

May 29th 2021, 6:30 AM 17,186 Views 25 Comments

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

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

Mar 17th 2021, 9:30 AM 16,519 Views 10 Comments

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

'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 26,246 Views 38 Comments

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

Children's Committee wants Chair of Mother and Baby Homes Commission to answer questions
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Children's Committee wants Chair of Mother and Baby Homes Commission to answer questions

Jan 27th 2021, 12:53 PM 12,097 Views 16 Comments

Survivors will be asked to attend a separate hearing so they can raise any questions or concerns they have.

Mother and baby home survivors told they can request full paper copy of commission report if they want to read it
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Mother and baby home survivors told they can request full paper copy of commission report if they want to read it

Jan 14th 2021, 2:54 PM 11,484 Views 12 Comments

The department said no physical copies of the report were made available ahead of its online release.

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

Jan 13th 2021, 1:39 PM 27,542 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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5-year investigation finds at least 9,000 children died in Ireland's mother and baby homes

Jan 12th 2021, 3:00 PM 43,485 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.
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 9,883 Views 14 Comments

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

Government to set up archive of records related to institutional trauma in 20th century
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Government to set up archive of records related to institutional trauma in 20th century

Updated Oct 28th 2020, 8:11 PM 25,488 Views 27 Comments

The government released a statement about the Mother and Baby Homes this evening.

Opinion: 'I was born with my organs outside my body and given the last rites but now I have two children of my own'
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Opinion: 'I was born with my organs outside my body and given the last rites but now I have two children of my own'

Apr 12th 2019, 7:00 AM 36,425 Views 28 Comments

When I was born I weighed just 3lbs 3oz and was expected to die. I survived but faced persistent bullying about my condition well into adulthood, writes Edwina Wrenn.

Tusla has a file from 1980s on Bill Kenneally, says abuse survivor
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Tusla has a file from 1980s on Bill Kenneally, says abuse survivor

Oct 2nd 2018, 8:11 AM 33,121 Views 0 Comments

The 20-page file was written in the 1980s, and was brought to the attention of survivors through an FOI request.

Death toll in horrific Indonesia tsunami is now at least 832 and is expected to rise
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Death toll in horrific Indonesia tsunami is now at least 832 and is expected to rise

Sep 30th 2018, 8:11 AM 12,863 Views 7 Comments

The death toll is expected to worsen considerably as so many regions have yet to be heard from in the aftermath of the quake.

Pope compared cover up in Church to 'sh*t' in private meeting, abuse survivors say
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Pope compared cover up in Church to 'sh*t' in private meeting, abuse survivors say

Aug 25th 2018, 9:10 PM 75,210 Views 118 Comments

The pope met a group of eight survivors this evening.

Progress on Bill Kenneally inquiry as survivors meet Justice Minister
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Progress on Bill Kenneally inquiry as survivors meet Justice Minister

Apr 7th 2018, 6:59 AM 6,130 Views 0 Comments

The Commission of Investigation could start as early as this summer.

'We could hear his phone ringing' - Taiwanese rescuers brave leaning building collapse amid quake aftershocks
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'We could hear his phone ringing' - Taiwanese rescuers brave leaning building collapse amid quake aftershocks

Feb 8th 2018, 7:19 AM 8,054 Views 4 Comments

At least nine people died in Tuesday’s earthquake in the popular tourist city of Hualien.

Seven survivors from missing ferry found drifting in a dinghy on the Pacific Ocean
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Seven survivors from missing ferry found drifting in a dinghy on the Pacific Ocean

Jan 28th 2018, 5:30 PM 25,629 Views 8 Comments

Six adults and a baby were on board the dinghy.

Witnesses describe mass panic as dozens killed in huge hospital blaze in South Korea
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Witnesses describe mass panic as dozens killed in huge hospital blaze in South Korea

Jan 26th 2018, 9:16 PM 13,479 Views 5 Comments

More than 130 were hurt in the fire, the country’s worst for 15 years.

'Now, I can tell my stories. I've been silenced my whole life': Tuam survivors network launches
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'Now, I can tell my stories. I've been silenced my whole life': Tuam survivors network launches

Dec 16th 2017, 7:00 AM 13,504 Views 49 Comments

Survivor Peter Mulryan was born in the Tuam mother and baby home in Galway and lived in the institute for four and half years.

Bravery medals would bring 'final closure' for Jadotville survivors
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Bravery medals would bring 'final closure' for Jadotville survivors

Dec 9th 2017, 12:05 AM 10,373 Views 23 Comments

While families welcomed the recent awarding of a unit citation and Bonn Jadotville medal, it is hoped eight of the men will be specifically awarded for their bravery.

Survivors of Iran quake that killed more than 400 spend second night in the open air
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Survivors of Iran quake that killed more than 400 spend second night in the open air

Nov 14th 2017, 7:17 AM 5,538 Views 7 Comments

Iran is observing a day of national mourning for victims of earthquake which killed more than 400 people on Sunday.

'She thought I was dead': Irish survivor of Barcelona attack speaks out
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'She thought I was dead': Irish survivor of Barcelona attack speaks out

Aug 21st 2017, 5:03 PM 20,342 Views 2 Comments

An Irish-Filipino family were caught up in the Barcelona terror attack last week.

'We wanted to be loved': Institutional abuse survivors take their fight for justice to the UN
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'We wanted to be loved': Institutional abuse survivors take their fight for justice to the UN

Jul 4th 2017, 6:00 PM 11,878 Views 27 Comments

A report launched today criticises the State’s treatment of victims, which it says has caused further trauma.

'I'm a former child resident of a mother and baby home. We want truth and justice'
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'I'm a former child resident of a mother and baby home. We want truth and justice'

May 27th 2017, 9:30 AM 1,275 Views 25 Comments

“Institutional Ireland” is still failing survivors of residential institutions, writes Conrad Bryan.

At least 254 dead, including 43 children, as toll from Colombian horror mudslide continues to climb
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At least 254 dead, including 43 children, as toll from Colombian horror mudslide continues to climb

Apr 3rd 2017, 7:09 AM 8,104 Views 4 Comments

The deadly landslide, which struck late on Friday evening, resulted from days of heavy rains.

New Zealand beached whale crisis 'over' say rescuers
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New Zealand beached whale crisis 'over' say rescuers

Feb 12th 2017, 7:18 AM 10,382 Views 5 Comments

Many volunteers gathered on the shoreline broke down in tears on hearing the latest strandings appeared to be over.

President Higgins calls for fight against politics of fear and hatred while marking Holocaust Memorial
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President Higgins calls for fight against politics of fear and hatred while marking Holocaust Memorial

Jan 29th 2017, 7:00 AM 7,191 Views 49 Comments

Minister Flanagan said we must be vigilant in standing against fundamentalist ideologies.

Hopes for new group of survivors at Italian mountain hotel following avalanche
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Hopes for new group of survivors at Italian mountain hotel following avalanche

Jan 20th 2017, 4:05 PM 27,193 Views 11 Comments

More than 25 people are believed to have been staying at the hotel when it was hit.

29 migrants die in toxic pool of fuel and seawater off coast of Libya
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29 migrants die in toxic pool of fuel and seawater off coast of Libya

Oct 26th 2016, 8:27 PM 11,288 Views 36 Comments

The horrific discovery was made yesterday by a Doctors without Borders (MSF) rescue ship.

Desperate search for survivors as Ecuador earthquake death toll passes 400
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Desperate search for survivors as Ecuador earthquake death toll passes 400

Apr 19th 2016, 10:50 AM 8,653 Views 3 Comments

The earthquake is the biggest tragedy of its kind in Ecuador in 67 years.

"I was faced with the prospect of my daughter - who was 6 at the time - going to my funeral"
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"I was faced with the prospect of my daughter - who was 6 at the time - going to my funeral"

Nov 14th 2015, 9:45 PM 26,437 Views 3 Comments

November is prostate cancer awareness month. We get some stories from the frontline of the battle against cancer.

Accommodation for Carrickmines survivors found - but NOT in Rockville Drive
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Accommodation for Carrickmines survivors found - but NOT in Rockville Drive

Oct 21st 2015, 5:09 PM 25,962 Views 139 Comments

They will be housed in a car park adjacent to Ballyogan Works Depot.

"Ireland saw her as a fallen woman - but she was my mother"
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"Ireland saw her as a fallen woman - but she was my mother"

Sep 25th 2015, 6:01 AM 21,745 Views 10 Comments

Dublin councillor Francis Timmons, who grew up in a mother and baby home in the 1970s, is calling for James Reilly to take a look at redress schemes for survivors.

Tusla defends its decision to withdraw funding from the Rape Crisis Network
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Tusla defends its decision to withdraw funding from the Rape Crisis Network

Jun 9th 2015, 1:30 PM 13,694 Views 28 Comments

It says, “The decision is dictated by the need to achieve the best use of limited available resources.”

Have the human rights of symphysiotomy survivors been abused?
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Have the human rights of symphysiotomy survivors been abused?

Jun 7th 2015, 7:45 AM 5,514 Views 2 Comments

Independent TD Clare Daly recently said that recommendations made by the United Nations have not been met.

Magdalene survivors to get specialised health cards from next month
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Magdalene survivors to get specialised health cards from next month

May 22nd 2015, 8:10 PM 5,577 Views 3 Comments

The women will be eligible for a range of health services from the start of July.

Wreck of missing US helicopter found in Nepal
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Wreck of missing US helicopter found in Nepal

May 15th 2015, 7:58 AM 9,224 Views 3 Comments

It is unknown if there are any survivors.

'The avalanche just missed us': Irish home safe after Nepal earthquake
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'The avalanche just missed us': Irish home safe after Nepal earthquake

May 3rd 2015, 7:45 AM 13,601 Views 2 Comments

One has set up a fundraising page to help with the aid effort.

'No chance' of more survivors beneath rubble
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'No chance' of more survivors beneath rubble

May 2nd 2015, 10:05 AM 6,977 Views 1 Comment

The Department of Foreign Affairs here has confirmed all 170 Irish in affected regions have been accounted for.

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