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# mother-and-baby homes

This month
May 2024
Man jailed for life for murder of Tony McDermott, son of Mother and Baby Home campaigner
Maria Arbuckle, a mother and baby home survivor, said her son “will never be forgotten”.
Govt's plan for industrial school survivors 'ignores every recommendation' made by committee
Last month
April 2024
Bethany Home survivor says excluding thousands from redress means 'shame will always hang over Ireland'
Patrick Anderson McQuoid is among the thousands of survivors ineligible for redress under the Government’s controversial scheme.
Patrick spent time in different institutions, he was malnourished and developed several health issues
"My hands and feet turned blue. There is no evidence of State inspection of my condition."
Patrick was sent to live with a couple, aged in their 50s, in Northern Ireland prior to adoption being made legal here
Man found guilty of murder of Tony McDermott, son of Mother and Baby Home campaigner, after trial in England
'I spent 1,300 days there and I get nothing': Mother and Baby Home survivors consider legal action
Thousands of people are excluded from the Government’s redress scheme.
"It's a kick in the gut. It's like being victimised all over again," one woman said
A number of survivors are considering legal action over their exclusion from the scheme
St Joseph's baby home in Stamullen is not covered by the scheme, despite a recommendation to include it
This year
2024
'A slap in the face': Mother and baby home survivors told they need photo ID to apply for redress
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said applicants who don’t have photo ID will be “treated empathetically and on a case-by-case basis”.
The Government's long-awaited redress scheme finally opens for applications today
Many elderly survivors do not have a passport, driving licence or Public Service Card
One man was told his mother cannot apply without photo ID, but he could apply on her behalf if she died
Controversial Mother and Baby Home redress scheme will open for applications next month
Cillian Murphy says new film on Magdalene Laundries 'asks questions about complicity and silence'
New law would compel members of Commissions of Investigation to appear before Oireachtas
Over 2,800 applications to Tusla's tracing service still awaiting social worker allocation
'Number of anomalies' found during in-depth survey of grounds at Tipperary Mother and Baby Home
Sean Ross Abbey in Roscrea was one of the largest and most notorious mother and baby institutions in the State, with a total of 1,090 children dying there across almost four decades.
Last year
2023
Compel religious orders to pay redress, Sinn Féin TD says, as survivors mull legal action
Mother and Baby Home redress scheme won't open until next year, missing 2023 deadline
Excavation of Tuam mother and baby home site one step closer as Advisory Board is chosen
'It's recognition for these children': Scan for remains due for Tipperary Mother and Baby Home
The Journal's Redacted Lives wins Best Podcast at 2023 Spider Awards
'Witnesses telling their stories, while they're still alive, is very powerful'
Government seeks experts to ensure Mother and Baby Home redress scheme doesn't break GDPR rules
Mother and Baby Homes: 'Morally obnoxious' and 'callous' redress scheme passes Dáil vote
TD says Mother and Baby Home redress is 'madness', Varadkar accuses her of 'demonising' govt
'I feel deflated, so low': Magdalene laundry survivor loses case at UN Committee Against Torture
'I was the child of a fallen woman': Boyd Barrett gives powerful speech in Mother & Baby debate
'Mothers had their children ripped out of their arms': 24,000 people excluded from redress
Opinion: Will it take a miracle for State to do right thing on Mother and Baby redress scheme?
James Smith
Analysis: The six-month rule for Mother and Baby Homes redress does not add up
Seán Beatty
Planning application denied for apartments on former Bessborough Mother and Baby Home site
'Four lives were ripped apart': Woman plans legal action over mother's exclusion from redress
Tuam mother and baby home site will finally be excavated after Director is appointed next month
All time
Redacted Lives: Catch up on our documentary series about Mother and Baby Homes
Redacted Lives: Listen to the final episode of our new documentary series here
'Five grand can't give me my son back': Mother and Baby Home survivors hit out at redress plans
Redacted Lives: Final episode explores redress and plans to excavate Tuam mother and baby home site
Redacted Lives: Listen to the fifth episode of our new documentary series here
'I don't want to die not knowing': Adopted people share their search to find their identity
Redacted Lives: Mother and Baby Home survivors share if they found who they were looking for
Redacted Lives: Listen to the fourth episode of our documentary series here
Redacted Lives: Listen to the third episode of our new documentary series here
Gardaí investigating 20 alleged crimes related to Mother and Baby Homes
Recruitment launched for Director who will oversee excavation of Tuam mother and baby home site
Redacted Lives: How boys robbing apples, and a local historian, uncovered a dark part of Irish history