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# Mary Harney

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# Commission
Taoiseach rules out reopening redress scheme for mother and baby home survivors
A High Court ruling that found the Commission of Investigation acted unlawfully by denying fair procedure to survivors prompted calls for a review.
# Philomena Lee
'We've been totally vindicated': State admits rights of Mother & Baby Home survivors were breached
“It’s been such a battle but we’ve been totally vindicated, that’s the most important thing. This time our voices have been heard in terms of justice.”
Today's settlement has been described as a "significant victory" for Philomena Lee and Mary Harney, Órla Ryan reports
The State has admitted the women are identifiable in the Commission's report and should have been given a right to reply
"We’ve been totally vindicated ... This time our voices have been heard in terms of justice," Harney said
Mother and Baby Homes: Philomena Lee and Mary Harney cases back before High Court today
'She had no choice': High Court told Philomena Lee did not consent to her son being adopted
# High Court
Mother and Baby Homes: Philomena Lee and Mary Harney cases back before High Court today
The women want certain elements of the final report of the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes quashed.
# Philomena Lee
Ruling in Mother and Baby Home court cases pushed back until January
Justice Garrett Simons wants to hear more submissions before making a decision in the new year.
# mother-and-baby homes
'She had no choice': High Court told Philomena Lee did not consent to her son being adopted
Ruling in Mother and Baby Home cases could have “very dramatic consequences” on how future commissions operate, High Court told.
# mother and baby homes
'Gardaí returned women who escaped': Philomena Lee & Mary Harney challenge Commission in High Court
The women are seeking to have elements of the final report of the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes quashed.
# Commission
Mother and Baby Homes: High Court to hear cases as Philomena Lee and others challenge report
The cases are being brought by high-profile survivors Philomena Lee and Mary Harney.
# Philomena Lee
Mother and Baby Home cases to be heard by High Court in November
Philomena Lee and Mary Harney are among the women taking legal action against the State.
# High Court
Mother and Baby Homes: Three test cases could be used as survivors seek judicial review
Eight women are taking legal action against the State.
# High Court
Mother and Baby Homes: State argues that Philomena Lee and others taking legal action aren't recognisable in report
A number of survivors are seeking judicial reviews of the Commission of Investigation’s final report.
A number of survivors are seeking judicial reviews of the Commission of Investigation's final report
The Government is set to argue that Lee and others taking legal action are not identifiable in the final report, Órla Ryan reports
It will also stress the fact that, although set up by the Government, the Commission acted independently
'Rape' and 'incest' listed as 'current relationship status' options on Commission form
'I am fuming, it's so disrespectful': Survivors react to commissioners' refusal to appear before Oireachtas
# Commission
'I am fuming, it's so disrespectful': Survivors react to commissioners' refusal to appear before Oireachtas
‘What the nuns said was sacrosanct, whereas our trauma was dismissed as stories’
Mother and Baby Home survivors say recent developments have silenced them all over again, Órla Ryan reports
One of the women taking legal action against the Commission's findings says she will continue to fight for justice
The commissioners have refused the latest invitation to appear before the Oireachtas Children's Committee
Varadkar says refusal by Mother and Baby Homes commissioners to face Oireachtas is 'deeply regrettable'
Minister tells survivors he believes them as opposition call report 'whitewashed fiction'
# burials
Babies from Cork County Home were buried in coffins with adults or amputated limbs
A Bessborough survivor has said the revelations are “heartbreaking and shocking”.
# Mary Harney
'Accept responsibility and we might accept your apology': Survivors brace themselves for mother and baby home report
The long-awaited report will be published today – and survivors want “urgent” action on foot of it.
# Industrial School
'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.
# Limerick
Mary Harney named chancellor of UL
The former Tánaiste will take up the appointment immediately.
# smoky coal
The ban that stopped scenes like this is going nationwide
Smoky coal is being banned across the country from the end of 2018.
# Banking Inquiry
Tired performances all round as David Drumm controversy casts shadow over Banking Inquiry
Mary Harney and John Gormley were the latest former politicians to brave the banking inquiry gauntlet this afternoon.
# Pensions
Bertie and Brian got over €80k each last year
The former taoisigh’s annual pensions cannot be cut further, Brendan Howlin has said.
# Mary versus Mary
Mary Harney is not happy that Mary Lou named her in the Dáil last week
The former tánaiste has made a formal complaint to the Dáil Ceann Comhairle.
# socialist and mushroom
Back in time: This 'Pizza Delivery' leaflet from the PDs is truly bizarre...
You’d be a fool to consider buying a pizza from anybody else. Especially when the ‘alternatives’ have names like ‘Cheese and Sleaze’…
Voices
Opinion: Will Leo survive the Department of Health curse?
The newly-crowned Minister for Health’s role could be the making or breaking for one of politics’ rapidly rising stars.
# HSE
'I hope he survives': Senator Crown doesn't think Reilly has been given the chance he needs in health
Earlier this week Reilly said the health budget had run over by €158 million.
# Companies Bill
Everything you need to know about the biggest piece of legislation in the State's history
The Companies Bill 2013 is nearly 1,200 pages and proposes to overhaul the way company law operates in Ireland. But in what way? TheJournal.ie takes a look…
# Sunbeds
New campaign demands long-awaited law to ban teenagers from sunbeds
The Irish Cancer Society is renewing its calls for legislation to minimise the risk of skin cancers in under-18s.
# Switch-up
Is Galway West TD Noel Grealish joining Fianna Fáil?
The independent TD declined to comment when asked if he was interested in joining the party which itself has denied it has approached the former Progressive Democrat deputy.
Voices
Column: Ireland has the worst managed healthcare system in the developed world
While Ireland does not have the worst quality of healthcare, it is run by technically deficient, medically illiterate bureaucrats, says Professor John Crown. What healthcare model should we be looking to?
# Reilly
Quinn angry at being misled over primary care centres answer in Dáil
“The information was given was from Minister Reilly’s personal office and it clearly was wrong,” Ruairí Quinn told RTÉ radio this morning.
# Leaders' Questions
Troika forced Ireland into repaying €1bn AIB bond - Quinn
Ruairí Quinn says the Troika are the only people who will affordably lend to Ireland – so what they say goes.
Voices
Column: Why Ireland should look to Europe as well as America
Mary Harney famously claimed that Ireland was “closer to Boston than Berlin” – but it’s now time to reassess, writes Kate Katharina Ferguson.
# Ouch
Shoeing, pieing and 7 other things politicians have had thrown at them
Rotten tomatoes anyone?
# Fossil Fuel
Environment Minister announces review of ban on smokey coal
The ban on smokey coal in Dublin is believed to have resulted in at least 350 fewer deaths each year. Phil Hogan has announced a public consultation on the regulations around the ban.
# Review 2011
Top 10 TheJournal.ie stories you tweeted in 2011
Gay mice, a footballer leaving Twitter and an April Fools’ joke – some of the stories you most wanted to share with your Twitter followers.
# Pensions
In full: what former ministers get after the government's new levy
We’ve gone through the list of ministerial pensions to see precisely how each living former minister is hit by the various levies.
# Broadcasting
Mary Byrne X-Factor voting complaint dropped by BAI
Complaints over the X-Factor’s controversial sing-off elimination are resolved by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland – but Hook, Tubridy and D’Arcy are all scolded.
# no fair deal
"Nightmare situation" as Fair Deal applications suspended
The Fair Deal nursing home scheme has already run out of funding for this year and can’t accommodate any new people who need financial assistant to cover the costs of that care.
# Harney Libel
McCafferty didn’t know she was live when making Harney comments
The former Minister for Health settles action against Newstalk over comments made on air by Nell McCafferty last year.
# Talk ain't cheap
Mary Harney reportedly secures €450k settlement with Newstalk
The former Tanaiste had taken a defamation case against radio station over comments made on show.
# Gaffe
Royal family apologises over Harney wedding gaffe
Clarence House apologises “unreservedly” after a case of mistaken identity in which the former Health Minister was sent an invitation in the place of President.
# GE11
The PDs return: former party fares better in 2011 than 2007
The party that disbanded after its election slaughter in 2007 sees its former candidates gain ground this time around.