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Magdalene group seeks meeting with Shatter over 'deeply unfair' redress scheme
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Magdalene group seeks meeting with Shatter over 'deeply unfair' redress scheme

Jun 27th 2013, 10:10 PM 7,934 Views 40 Comments

The compensation scheme announced this week falls far short of what’s required, survivors say.

‘Today is about justice’: Magdalene redress scheme details announced
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‘Today is about justice’: Magdalene redress scheme details announced

Jun 26th 2013, 10:00 PM 5,375 Views 21 Comments

The Magdalene survivors will all receive cash payments from €11,500 to €100,000, depending on their length of stay.

Symphysiotomy survivors want justice for 'barbaric' acts
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Symphysiotomy survivors want justice for 'barbaric' acts

Jun 26th 2013, 10:00 PM 5,840 Views 18 Comments

A protest was held outside Leinster House today as the women fight for the right to a day in court.

Bethany Home survivors to Taoiseach: "Please do not treat us differently"
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Bethany Home survivors to Taoiseach: "Please do not treat us differently"

Jun 22nd 2013, 7:30 AM 3,239 Views 10 Comments

The group say that they have suffered physical and mental wounds due to their time in Bethany Home.

The Evening Fix... now with added deer on a city bus
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The Evening Fix... now with added deer on a city bus

May 17th 2013, 6:55 PM 7,919 Views 8 Comments

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

Oldest known Magdalene survivor dies at 97
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Oldest known Magdalene survivor dies at 97

May 16th 2013, 8:38 PM 14,095 Views 45 Comments

Madge O’Connell entered the laundry when she was 34 and spent the rest of her life in the care of nuns.

Tourists swim for their lives for 14 hours after boat sinks
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Tourists swim for their lives for 14 hours after boat sinks

May 8th 2013, 10:46 AM 19,569 Views 22 Comments

The brother and sister thought they were going to drown or be eaten by a shark when the found themselves stranded at sea.

Some Magdalenes still in care 'not allowed fill out compensation form'
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Some Magdalenes still in care 'not allowed fill out compensation form'

Apr 17th 2013, 6:01 PM 11,124 Views 22 Comments

Meanwhile, a landmark meeting to discuss compensation will take place with Justice John Quirke tomorrow afternoon.

'Mixed feelings' as Bethany Home survivors meet Shatter
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'Mixed feelings' as Bethany Home survivors meet Shatter

Apr 17th 2013, 1:24 PM 4,301 Views 1 Comment

They met the Minister for Justice and Junior Minister Kathleen Lynch about getting a state apology and redress for their time in the home.

"We hope he does the right thing": Bethany Home survivors to meet Shatter
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"We hope he does the right thing": Bethany Home survivors to meet Shatter

Apr 16th 2013, 6:30 AM 2,569 Views 0 Comments

The Bethany Survivors Group will speak to the Minister about their call for redress and an apology for what occurred during their time at the home.

Symphysiotomy survivors call for statute bar to be set aside
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Symphysiotomy survivors call for statute bar to be set aside

Apr 9th 2013, 5:39 PM 5,655 Views 15 Comments

A Bill will be debated in the Dáil next week.

Bethany Home survivors to meet Shatter for redress and apology
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Bethany Home survivors to meet Shatter for redress and apology

Apr 9th 2013, 3:58 PM 3,679 Views 7 Comments

The survivors of the Protestant-run Bethany home are calling for redress and an apology for their treatment at the home.

Campaign to help sex abuse survivors launched
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Campaign to help sex abuse survivors launched

Apr 6th 2013, 6:32 PM 5,540 Views 11 Comments

The movement has called for change and more transparency in Ireland’s justice system.

Poll: Should religious orders pay compensation for the Magdalene laundries?
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Poll: Should religious orders pay compensation for the Magdalene laundries?

Mar 9th 2013, 10:37 AM 22,152 Views 172 Comments

The State has set up a compensation fund for survivors of the Magdalene laundries – but questions have been raised about whether the religious orders should pay up too.

Dáil hears heartfelt apologies to Magdalene Laundry survivors
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Dáil hears heartfelt apologies to Magdalene Laundry survivors

Feb 19th 2013, 8:45 PM 6,971 Views 39 Comments

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore told the women that “today is not the end” for them, and that “Ireland… was wrong, not you”.

Govt to pay €250,000 to fund UK centre for Irish Magdalene survivors
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Govt to pay €250,000 to fund UK centre for Irish Magdalene survivors

Feb 19th 2013, 8:25 PM 3,418 Views 16 Comments

The funds will be given to the UK Step by Step Centre for Irish Survivors of Industrial Schools and the Laundries.

Terms of Reference for government's Magdalene fund published
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Terms of Reference for government's Magdalene fund published

Feb 19th 2013, 8:00 PM 3,387 Views 12 Comments

Judge John Quirke will make recommendations on the criteria for the help the government can give to Magdalene Laundries survivors.

Sandy Hook massacre survivors back to class today
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Sandy Hook massacre survivors back to class today

Jan 3rd 2013, 9:34 AM 4,569 Views 10 Comments

The children will not return to Sandy Hook, but will instead attend a disused school in a nearby town.

Obama cries with relatives of movie massacre victims
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Obama cries with relatives of movie massacre victims

Jul 23rd 2012, 8:51 AM 4,770 Views 13 Comments

Meanwhile, suspect James Holmes is to appear before a US court for an initial hearing this morning.

Symphysiotomy survivors "repudiate" Walsh report
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Symphysiotomy survivors "repudiate" Walsh report

Jun 27th 2012, 4:02 PM 3,513 Views 5 Comments

The 160 women who met last night to discuss the issue said they will not co-operate with phase two of the report.

Author of symphysiotomy report "anxious" to meet survivors
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Author of symphysiotomy report "anxious" to meet survivors

Jun 26th 2012, 7:34 PM 3,091 Views 10 Comments

Oonagh Walsh, who is seeking consultation on her draft report on symphysiotomy, said that she is “very anxious to meet with survivors”.

Over 1,300 abuse survivors received counselling under Catholic Church service
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Over 1,300 abuse survivors received counselling under Catholic Church service

Jun 20th 2012, 11:21 AM 1,808 Views 6 Comments

Towards Healing’s first annual report says that over 28,000 counselling sessions were provided last year.

Column: Don’t just blame the Catholic Church for symphysiotomies – blame the doctors
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Column: Don’t just blame the Catholic Church for symphysiotomies – blame the doctors

Jun 19th 2012, 8:15 PM 1,045 Views 17 Comments

Catholic fundamentalism goes some way towards explaining the mid-set of obstetricians who performed the barbaric surgery, but it is not the entire story, writes Ruadhán Mac Aodháin.

'Unreserved sympathy' for women who suffered symphysiotomies
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'Unreserved sympathy' for women who suffered symphysiotomies

Jun 15th 2012, 11:19 AM 2,558 Views 9 Comments

The Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists described the procedure as an ‘exceptional and rare intervention’.

Symphysiotomy scandal: Survivors 'weren't told'
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Symphysiotomy scandal: Survivors 'weren't told'

Jun 13th 2012, 4:36 PM 5,600 Views 18 Comments

Powerful testimony at Oireachtas committee today from women who underwent operation – without their knowledge they say.

Survivors of symphysiotomy take next step in search for justice
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Survivors of symphysiotomy take next step in search for justice

Jun 13th 2012, 6:45 AM 2,224 Views 3 Comments

The group of women will discuss their proposed draft bill to amend the statute of limitations in relation to the pelvic operations at an Oireachtas committee hearing today.

Senator McAleese meets with Magdalene survivors
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Senator McAleese meets with Magdalene survivors

Jun 7th 2012, 7:55 AM 2,081 Views 8 Comments

The Justice for Magdalenes group said that survivors and family members of survivors met with the Senator to discuss state interaction with the Magdalene Laundries.

Israeli government boosts budget for Holocaust survivors
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Israeli government boosts budget for Holocaust survivors

Apr 17th 2012, 3:31 PM 1,575 Views 4 Comments

Around 200,000 survivors live in Israel.

In pictures: The aftermath of the Titanic tragedy
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In pictures: The aftermath of the Titanic tragedy

Apr 15th 2012, 8:30 AM 23,097 Views 31 Comments

Shivering survivors, grief-stricken relatives waiting on the docks and shock in the White Star Line offices: a pictorial record of the world receiving news that the ‘unsinkable’ ship had done the unthinkable.

Dáil to debate symphysiotomy tomorrow
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Dáil to debate symphysiotomy tomorrow

Mar 14th 2012, 7:15 PM 4,036 Views 45 Comments

The 18th century practice of unhinging women’s pelvises after childbirth has left many survivors with permanent damage.

29 missing as search of stricken Costa Concordia continues
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29 missing as search of stricken Costa Concordia continues

Jan 17th 2012, 8:08 AM 1,976 Views 0 Comments

Meanwhile, the Italian environment minister has expressed concern that the ship could start leaking oil.

Eight die in Botswana plane crash
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Eight die in Botswana plane crash

Oct 18th 2011, 11:28 AM 308 Views 0 Comments

The light aircraft was carrying a number of tourists from France, Sweden and Britain. The pilot and seven of his passengers died in the crash.

28 dead after Papua New Guinea air crash
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28 dead after Papua New Guinea air crash

Oct 14th 2011, 8:17 AM 454 Views 0 Comments

The plane crashed in a remote forest during a violent storm – four people survived.

Survivors of 9/11 banned from memorial service to victims
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Survivors of 9/11 banned from memorial service to victims

Jul 20th 2011, 4:47 PM 990 Views 8 Comments

A ceremony marking ten years since the attacks will be reserved for victims’ relatives only, survivors have been told.

Divers work round the clock searching for over 100 missing in the Volga
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Divers work round the clock searching for over 100 missing in the Volga

Jul 11th 2011, 10:58 AM 243 Views 0 Comments

Dozens of children are feared dead after a tourist boat sank in Russia. There are reports that the ship was overcrowded when it ran into a sudden storm.

Survivors pulled from wreckage of Japan's earthquake and tsunami
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Survivors pulled from wreckage of Japan's earthquake and tsunami

Mar 15th 2011, 10:33 AM 796 Views 0 Comments

Reports that two people found alive in the rubble today follow yesterday’s discovery of a four-month-old baby in a tsunami-destroyed village.

'No chance' of finding more survivors in Christchurch
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'No chance' of finding more survivors in Christchurch

Mar 3rd 2011, 8:42 AM 371 Views 0 Comments

New Zealand officials have declared the search for survivors of the earthquake over, saying efforts have now shifted to the recovery of loved ones and their return to their families.

Hopes of finding survivors fade, as NZ ambulanceman recounts his shocking experiences (Audio, Video)
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Hopes of finding survivors fade, as NZ ambulanceman recounts his shocking experiences (Audio, Video)

Feb 24th 2011, 9:35 AM 1,261 Views 0 Comments

Police threaten to arrest “earthquake sightseers”, as an ambulance man recounts his shocking experiences to New Zealand radio.

Concern for Irish man trapped in earthquake hit building in New Zealand
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Concern for Irish man trapped in earthquake hit building in New Zealand

Feb 24th 2011, 9:33 AM 1,512 Views 0 Comments

The man is trapped in a collapsed building in Christchurch. The DFA are seriously concerned about his welfare and that of one other person in New Zealand.

Concerns remain over two Irish people missing after New Zealand earthquake
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Concerns remain over two Irish people missing after New Zealand earthquake

Feb 24th 2011, 7:47 AM 679 Views 0 Comments

A total of 98 people have now been confirmed dead with hundreds more fatalities expected in Christchurch.