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# Institutions

This year
# Institutions
'Four lives were ripped apart': Woman plans legal action over mother's exclusion from redress
Mary wanted to raise her three children, but they were all taken from her. She died before she got justice.
Mary wanted to raise her three children but they were all taken from her, Órla Ryan reports
Her daughter is considering legal action over the fact Mary is excluded from the Mother and Baby Home redress scheme
"All of us were treated like criminals. The cruelty is just beyond words."
Redacted Lives: Catch up on our documentary series about Mother and Baby Homes
'Five grand can't give me my son back': Mother and Baby Home survivors hit out at redress plans
Last year
# mother and baby home
Campaigner criticises Government’s exhumation plans at Tuam mother and baby site
Anna Corrigan said she ‘fears’ that by focusing on the Co Galway site, the Government will ‘ignore’ other mother and baby institutions.
All time
# sean mcdermott street
Over 9,500 people sign petition to block sale of former Dublin Magdalene Laundry
A vote on whether to sell the Sean McDermott Street Magdalene Laundry to a Japanese hotel chain has been adjourned.
# abuse report
Australian child abuse report finds years of 'serious failings' in its institutions
In total, more than 4,000 institutions were accused of abuse.
# opportunity lost
Objections by Department of Justice to Magdalen redress investigation 'disingenuous' - Ombudsman
The Ombudsman has been harshly critical of the Department of Justice in his report published this morning.
# Historical Abuse
Congregation says government was 'forced' to set up €1.5 billion redress scheme for abuse victims
The Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate, one of the 18 congregations investigated by the Ryan Commission, has published a statement on the matter.
# asylums
"We have always found ways to lock up mentally ill people": The disturbing history of Irish asylums
A new book on the evolution of Irish psychiatry has been written by Irish psychiatrist Brendan Kelly.
# Investigation
Number of maternity homes a difficulty for mother and baby inquiry
The Commission have been asked to include a wide range of institutions within their scope of their inquiry.
Opinion: Adoption, illegitimate children and ‘the bogey of proselytism’ in Catholic Ireland
The history of Ireland’s legal adoption battle is fraught with examples of church-state collusion, even after 1952 when legislation for it was finally enacted in Ireland.
Opinion: Tuam's 800 babies – a legacy of shame and horror beyond words
The misogynistic meddling of the Catholic church in affairs of this young state was detrimental to the blossoming of a whole, enlightened and fulfilled society – and nobody bore the brunt of that more than vulnerable women and their babies.
# Unmarried Mothers
'It's time to do something' - The forgotten mass grave of 800 babies in Galway
A campaign is now under way to construct a memorial.
# New Rules
Lenders will be required to introduce a board 'diversity policy' from 2015
It’s one of several changes in a revised corporate governance code issued by the Central Bank.
# Redress
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.
# Magdalenes
In their own words: Survivors' accounts of life inside a Magdalene Laundry
The report published today includes a section devoted to survivors’ first-hand accounts of life in a Laundry.
# Laundries
Religious orders offer apology for abuse in Magdalene Laundries
The four orders whose Laundries were investigated in the report express regret for the abuse uncovered there.
# Magdalenes
Magdalene Laundries made very little money, says report
Despite a common perception that the laundries were highly profitable, the report by Senator Martin McAleese says they barely broke even.
# Irish Colleges
The HEA proposes merging 39 colleges into 24
By reducing the number of institutions, the HEA believes it will improve quality, increase capacity and be better value.
# Bankers
27 bankers earning over €500,000 a year
Figures released today show that 20 of the staff are in Bank of Ireland, while seven are in the IBRC. Sinn Féin finance spokesperson Pearse Doherty said that he is “amazed and raging”.
# food poverty
10 per cent of Irish population living in food poverty
Those most at risk are those with low incomes, young families and lone parents, according to research commissioned by the Department of Social Protection.
# Child Abuse
Child abuse helpline sees large increase in calls
Some callers said they had harmed themselves, while others reported eating disorders and relationship difficulties.
# Ryan Report
Will religious congregations attend key meeting with Ruairí Quinn?
How much compensation the Church pays to victims of abuse in residential institutions is up for discussion.
# Belgium
Belgian church to compensate victims for abuse
The Catholic church in Belgium said that in recognition of its “moral responsibility and the expectations of society” it will ensure those who suffered sexual abuse at the hands of clergy will be compensated.