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# commission - Thursday 29 October, 2020

Concerns raised for survivors 'torn apart' by 'omnishambles' of mother and baby home legislation

An adoption rights group said recent debates “have caused huge distress, with severe implications for people’s mental health”.

# commission - Wednesday 28 October, 2020

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

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

# commission - Friday 23 October, 2020

Legal advice is that GDPR is 'prohibited' by 2004 Act on Mother and Baby Homes Commission - Department

The minister has defended the legislation but said he regrets poorly communicating what it intends to do.

# commission - Thursday 22 October, 2020

'The beatings were regular and we worked until our fingers bled': My childhood in an industrial school

Mary Harney shares her personal story on a day where the fate of records of the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes was debated on the Dáil floor.

'When your mother cried during labour, she was paying for her sins': Stories of mother and baby home survivors read into Dáil record Commission This post contains videos

'When your mother cried during labour, she was paying for her sins': Stories of mother and baby home survivors read into Dáil record

Powerful testimonies of survivors from mother and baby homes were read out in the Dáil last night.

# commission - Wednesday 14 October, 2020

Senators express 'serious concern' that mother and baby home records will be sealed for 30 years

The Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes is due to submit its final report later this month.

# commission - Friday 2 October, 2020

Mairéad McGuinness tells EU hearing she wants a 'fair and sustainable' tax system

McGuinness was also asked about being Irish, trust, and Michael D’Arcy as part of the three-hour hearing before MEPs.

# commission - Saturday 17 February, 2018

Hunt for details on child burials at Bessboro mother and baby home

The burials took place between 1922 and 1998.

# commission - Tuesday 14 November, 2017

Everyone in the Oireachtas is to 'promote dignity and respect' for their colleagues

They have agreed they will “adopt consistent standards” on the issue in the wake of sexual assault and harassment scandals here and abroad.

# commission - Tuesday 27 June, 2017

Dublin Central will gain a TD, Laois and Offaly will lose one under new constituency boundaries

Cavan and Monaghan are also set to gain TDs under the new boundaries.

# commission - Wednesday 24 May, 2017

'This is YOUR police service': Public asked for their input in garda review

“I ask for your thoughts, your frustrations, your experiences, and your ideas,” chair Kathleen O’Toole said.

# commission - Saturday 20 May, 2017

'Something urgent has to be done with the Tuam site - it can't just be left as it is'

Decisions are to be made over what is to happen with the exhumation of remains from the Tuam site, those affected say.

# commission - Monday 10 April, 2017

'Urgent action is needed': Letters reveal shock at discovery of human remains at mother and baby home Tuam This post contains videos

'Urgent action is needed': Letters reveal shock at discovery of human remains at mother and baby home

The Commission into Mother and Baby Homes wrote to Minister Katherine Zappone before the ‘very shocking’ news broke.

# commission - Tuesday 14 February, 2017

Explainer: What exactly is a Tribunal of Inquiry?

And how does it differ from a Commission of Investigation?

# commission - Tuesday 29 November, 2016

Official verdict: 'The vast majority of consumers will not have to pay direct charges for water'

The report describes normal usage as “a public service.”

# commission - 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.

# commission - Wednesday 27 July, 2016

Over 400 potential witnesses come forward after mother and baby homes appeal

The commission has been granted an extension to the time frame for the publication of two of the three reports it is preparing.

# commission - Tuesday 19 July, 2016

Mother and baby home survivors say their community is "torn in half" over inquiry terms

They are seeking the remit of the commission to be widened and will hold a protest against it today.

# commission - Tuesday 5 July, 2016

Multiple calls for head of water charges commission to step down over "ill-judged" comments

In a media interview Joe O’Toole expressed his support for the charges.

# commission - Friday 29 April, 2016

Catherine Murphy says she won't give up on pursuing Siteserv truth

The Siteserv inquiry is having problems, but Catherine Murphy “is not giving up”.

# commission - Monday 15 June, 2015

Australia asks child abuse victims of celebrity entertainers to come forward

The action follows Operation Yewtree in the United Kingdom.

# commission - Saturday 21 March, 2015

Fancy a takeaway? There's a new player in town (and they're bringing loyalty cards)

And they mean business. are looking to give Just Eat a serious run for their money in a sector that is getting bigger and bigger…

# commission - Thursday 6 November, 2014

Families of remaining Disappeared told: We want to end your torment

Search for Joe Lynskey, who disappeared forty years ago, may happen next.

# commission - Friday 3 October, 2014

A Garda whistleblower is backing MEP's legal battle with Phil Hogan

Garda whistleblower John Wilson has said he will fund raise for Nessa Childer’s legal costs in the case that Phil Hogan proceeds with threatened action.

# commission - Saturday 30 August, 2014

Taoiseach: We want a 'jobs and growth' role for Hogan... but it's Juncker's choice

Leaders have arrived in Brussels for a summit to fill two of the EU’s top jobs. Enda Kenny’s also been talking about Phil Hogan’s prospects…

# commission - Thursday 24 July, 2014

# commission - Sunday 13 July, 2014

Mother-and-baby home survivors concerned over ministerial switch-around

James Reilly has taken over at the Department of Children — just days before the establishment of the large-scale inquiry into mother-and-baby homes.

# commission - Monday 30 June, 2014

Want a say on the mother-and-baby inquiry? Midday today is the deadline...

Children’s Minister Charlie Flanagan is hoping to have the terms for the wide-ranging Commission of Investigation set up before the Dáil summer recess…

# commission - Wednesday 25 June, 2014

It's not just Tuam... Mother-and-baby probe needs to examine at least 100 institutions, Minister told

Survivors, campaigners and academics say the scope of the Commission may need to be widened to take in private nursing homes, mental institutions and smaller mother-and-baby homes.

# commission - Wednesday 11 June, 2014

Adoption Rights Alliance cautiously welcomes inquiry into mother and baby homes

The group also want assurances new legislation regarding adoption information and tracing be considered.

# commission - 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.

# commission - Friday 9 May, 2014

Oversight and Audit Commission to scrutinise local government spending

Minister Phil Hogan is looking for expressions of interest from people suitable to sit on the Commission.

# commission - Saturday 22 March, 2014

Abuse survivor Marie Collins added to Vatican commission to protect children

The commission is aimed at protecting minors against abuse in the Catholic Church.

# commission - Saturday 15 February, 2014

The GSOC bugging saga: Here's what's happened since the story broke last Sunday

Further revelations about what happened at the garda watchdog’s Dublin offices are expected this weekend.

# commission - Wednesday 12 February, 2014

GSOC prepares to face panel, as commissioner says breach can't be ruled out

“It would be lovely to be able to say we could be certain one way or the other,” GSOC’s Kieran Fitzgerald said last night.

# commission - Tuesday 17 December, 2013

Increase in overall tonnage secured at fish quota talks

There’s to be an increase of two per cent next year in terms of value, but reductions for certain stocks will also be brought in.

# commission - Thursday 5 December, 2013

Pope Francis forms commission to advise on sex abuse

They are tasked with looking at how to protect children from paedophiles, how to better screen men for the priesthood and how to help victims.

# commission - Wednesday 26 June, 2013

Pope names commission of inquiry into Vatican Bank

The commission will investigate the bank’s legal structure and the activities of the secretive financial institution.

# commission - Thursday 13 June, 2013

Concerns over use of electroshock therapy on non-consenting patients

A patient must consent to the treatment, but if they decide against it a decision can be overridden by two psychiatrists.

# commission - Wednesday 12 June, 2013

Fill posts or mental health services will deteriorate, says Commission

A focus on managing illness rather than a patient’s recovery is the experience across Ireland’s mental health services.

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