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#Bethany Home

# bethany-home - Monday 26 November, 2018

Bethany Home survivors 'shocked' to receive first letter from a Taoiseach 'in 20 years'

The group, who all lived in the Protestant mother and baby home, hope the letter will lead to some progress in their case.

# bethany-home - Friday 29 June, 2018

Names of 239 children who died in Protestant institutions added to memorial headstones

The name of a mother who died in childbirth was also added to one of the monuments.

# bethany-home - Sunday 24 June, 2018

Over 70 babies who died at Bethany Home - and one mother - to be named on new memorial stone

The stone will be unveiled next week.

# bethany-home - Tuesday 20 March, 2018

Mother and baby home activist refuses to join selection panel for survivors' forum

Derek Leinster said that he believes that instead, Bethany Home survivors should be given redress before many of them die.

# bethany-home - Monday 8 January, 2018

Call for Protestant burial site to be excavated to examine bodies from mother and baby homes

The Bethany Home Survivors’ Group has identified over 200 children from the home who were buried at Mount Jerome cemetery.

# bethany-home - Saturday 6 January, 2018

Dead from malnutrition and heart failure: 58 more children identified in unmarked graves in Dublin cemetery

One of those involved in tracking down the names said it brought them “great sadness”.

# bethany-home - Monday 1 August, 2016

Bethany Home survivor takes first step in bringing case to human rights court

The survivor who wants to bring the case said that it had taken 23 years to get to this point.

# bethany-home - Sunday 20 December, 2015

"It would be a crime not to give us justice while we are still living"

They have been included in the commission of investigation into mother and baby homes, but Bethany Home survivors say they can’t wait another two years.

# bethany-home - Monday 6 April, 2015

Names of five more children buried in paupers' graves found

That makes 227 names in total on the Bethany memorial .

# bethany-home - Thursday 8 January, 2015

The Government is on track to finally investigate mother-and-baby homes

Survivors want a fully inclusive inquiry into what happened to them.

# bethany-home - Wednesday 17 December, 2014

Fears that survivors will die before mother-and-baby home probe even begins

The founder of one survivors’ group said they don’t want any more p

# bethany-home - Friday 12 December, 2014

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.

# bethany-home - Friday 21 November, 2014

'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.

# bethany-home - Saturday 15 November, 2014

Should the mother-and-baby homes inquiry include orphanages?

James Reilly isn’t so sure.

# bethany-home - Tuesday 15 July, 2014

Over 222 children died in Bethany Home but 1939 report says they appeared 'happy'

One child was taken to hospital with severe whooping cough, conjunctivitis and infected feet.

# bethany-home - Wednesday 18 June, 2014

Here's how to make a submission to the mother and baby homes inquiry

Children’s Minister Charlie Flanagan has encouraged those who wish to make a submission to “act without delay”.

# bethany-home - Sunday 15 June, 2014

"Cold, uncaring, uncivilised": The mother-and-child home where 222 babies died

The Bethany Home is to be investigated by the Government’s Commission for Investigation into mother-and-baby homes.

# bethany-home - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

Bethany Home, where 222 children died, to be included in mother and baby home investigation

The Children’s Minister Charlie Flanagan said today that he was conscious of the grievances felt by those connected to the Bethany Home, a protestant-run home on Dublin’s Orwell Road.

# bethany-home - Wednesday 4 June, 2014

Mary Lou McDonald warns that Tuam mass grave could be one of 'dozens'

Sinn Féin’s deputy leader has called for a public inquiry to look into all mother and baby homes nationwide.

# bethany-home - Thursday 3 April, 2014

'Appalling indignity': Government to revisit opening State redress scheme to Bethany Home survivors

Mary Lou McDonald said that the coalition has to date “flatly and coldly refused the Bethany survivors the dignity of recognition”.

# bethany-home - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

Children died of malnutrition, syphilis, heart failure at mother and baby home Exclusive

The children were extremely young, with some dying from syphilis, convulsions, heart failure and malnutrition.

Monument to 222 lost Bethany children to be unveiled at ceremony

The names of children who died while at the home are due to be released in the hope people will find their relations who lived there.

# bethany-home - Tuesday 11 March, 2014

Memorial to 222 children who died at Bethany Home to be unveiled

The memorial is dedicated to the young babies and children who died while in the care of the home between 1922 and 1949.

# bethany-home - Friday 13 December, 2013

Bethany Home survivors say Lynch should 'consult a mirror' on facts

The Dáil debated the lack of redress for the survivors this week.

# bethany-home - Tuesday 10 December, 2013

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.

# bethany-home - Sunday 3 November, 2013

Bethany survivors to fund €6000 memorial themselves

Correspondence about a memorial has been sent to Minister Shatter, who is said to be considering the information.

# bethany-home - Thursday 17 October, 2013

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.

# bethany-home - Saturday 21 September, 2013

Bethany Home survivor to speak at Trinity College

The night will also serve as the relaunch for two of Derek Leinster’s books, Hannah’s Shame and Destiny Unknown.

# bethany-home - Sunday 4 August, 2013

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”.

# bethany-home - Thursday 25 July, 2013

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Poll: Should Bethany survivors be given same redress as Magdalenes?

Parallels have been made between the Bethany Home case and that of the Magadalene Laundries.

"Determined" Bethany Home survivors to continue fight for redress

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

# bethany-home - Wednesday 24 July, 2013

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”.

# bethany-home - Tuesday 23 July, 2013

Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday

Everybody’s talking about the abortion bill being passed, John Perry and the first picture of the new royal baby.

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.

McGuinness calls for justice for Bethany Home survivors

The men and women, who say they were neglected while in the care of the home, met with the North’s Deputy First Minister yesterday.

# bethany-home - Saturday 22 June, 2013

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

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

# bethany-home - Wednesday 15 May, 2013

Bethany Home survivors: 'State ignored us as children, and is still ignoring us'

The survivors say that they feel let down by the government as they fight for redress and an apology for what they underwent while at the home.

# bethany-home - Sunday 21 April, 2013

"Against all the odds, I survived": Bethany Home survivors tell their stories

Two men who spent time in the Bethany Home as children spoke to about the neglect they say they experienced there.

# bethany-home - Wednesday 17 April, 2013

'Mixed feelings' as Bethany Home survivors meet Shatter

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

# bethany-home - Tuesday 16 April, 2013

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

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.

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