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Tuesday 5 December 2023 Dublin: 3°C

# Derek Leinster

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'A remarkable man': Bethany Home campaigner Derek Leinster dies aged 81
His legal proceedings against the State are ongoing.
Bethany Home survivor 'highly concerned' by legal delays as State seeks more time to respond
The State believes parts of Derek Leinster’s case fall outside the statute of limitations.
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Bethany Home survivor Derek Leinster lodges legal proceedings against Irish State
Leinster has campaigned for over 20 years for the inclusion of Bethany Home and other Protestant institutions in redress schemes.
Campaigner Derek Leinster says Protestant survivors and those living abroad 'not a priority' for redress
Leinster, who was born in Bethany Home in Dublin in 1941, has campaigned for redress for over 20 years.
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 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.
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
"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 survivors say Lynch should 'consult a mirror' on facts
The Dáil debated the lack of redress for the survivors this week.
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 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”.
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 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.
"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.
'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 survivors to meet Shatter for redress and apology
The survivors of the Protestant-run Bethany home are calling for redress and an apology for their treatment at the home.
Bethany Home survivors: "They will have to realise we are not going away"
The group representing the survivors said that they will continue to push for redress and a memorial to children at the home buried in unmarked graves.
Magdalene redress scheme may be widened, Taoiseach indicates
Former residents of the Summerhill Training Centre and the notorious Bethany Home could also be in line for redress, Enda Kenny indicated in the Dáil this morning.