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# mother-and-baby-homes - Today’s News

'There can be no more messing about': Push for law to allow exhumations at mother and baby homes
# Burials Bill
# Burials Bill

'There can be no more messing about': Push for law to allow exhumations at mother and baby homes

3 hours ago 1,460 Views 8 Comments
  • Legislation being debated today would allow excavations, exhumations and re-interment of remains at the sites of former mother and baby homes
  • Catherine Corless says as many sites as possible must be included
  • "The babies should have been taken out of there in 2017 when they were found," she says of Tuam

# mother-and-baby-homes - Monday 12 April, 2021

Philomena Lee among women taking legal action against findings in Mother and Baby Home report
# High Court
# High Court

Philomena Lee among women taking legal action against findings in Mother and Baby Home report

Updated Mon 3:40 PM 66,290 Views 0 Comments

Lee’s life story was made into an award-winning film, Philomena, in 2013.

# mother-and-baby-homes - Tuesday 6 April, 2021

'Imagine someone clicked their fingers and you had no family or history, that's the reality for thousands of us'
# Adoption
# Adoption

'Imagine someone clicked their fingers and you had no family or history, that's the reality for thousands of us'

Apr 6th 2021, 4:46 PM 13,288 Views 16 Comments

Adopted people have called for long-awaited tracing and information legislation to be published as a matter of urgency.

# mother-and-baby-homes - Sunday 4 April, 2021

'Pay us and acknowledge what happened': Mother and baby home survivors want compensation and a remembrance day
# Redress
# Redress

'Pay us and acknowledge what happened': Mother and baby home survivors want compensation and a remembrance day

Apr 4th 2021, 12:05 AM 27,001 Views 41 Comments

Some survivors have also called on the government to take legal action against the religious orders who ran the institutions if they refuse to pay financial compensation.

# mother-and-baby-homes - Thursday 25 March, 2021

Department apologises after 'careless' data breach of people attending mother and baby home redress meetings
# Email Addresses
# Email Addresses

Department apologises after 'careless' data breach of people attending mother and baby home redress meetings

Mar 25th 2021, 4:12 PM 21,254 Views 11 Comments

Those affected by the breach are “deeply upset and distressed” by the sharing of their email addresses without their consent.

Campaigner Derek Leinster says Protestant survivors and those living abroad 'not a priority' for redress
# Bethany Home
# Bethany Home

Campaigner Derek Leinster says Protestant survivors and those living abroad 'not a priority' for redress

Mar 25th 2021, 6:05 AM 21,832 Views 3 Comments

Leinster, who was born in Bethany Home in Dublin in 1941, has campaigned for redress for over 20 years.

# mother-and-baby-homes - Wednesday 24 March, 2021

UN asked to request that Irish govt sets up independent investigation into Mother and Baby Homes
# Mother And Baby
# Mother And Baby

UN asked to request that Irish govt sets up independent investigation into Mother and Baby Homes

Mar 24th 2021, 8:29 AM 10,095 Views 19 Comments

The Irish Council of Civil Liberties has written a letter to the UN Special Rapporteur.

# mother-and-baby-homes - Saturday 20 March, 2021

'I spent 28 years wondering where my child was, they were 45 minutes down the road'
# Commission
# Commission

'I spent 28 years wondering where my child was, they were 45 minutes down the road'

Mar 20th 2021, 8:00 AM 94,547 Views 0 Comments

A number of survivors of mother and baby homes have raised concerns about how their requests for personal files are being dealt with by the Department of Children.

# mother-and-baby-homes - Wednesday 17 March, 2021

Department says consulting firm was hired due to 'urgency' in setting up mother and baby home redress scheme
# OAK Consulting
# OAK Consulting

Department says consulting firm was hired due to 'urgency' in setting up mother and baby home redress scheme

Mar 17th 2021, 9:30 AM 16,436 Views 10 Comments

The government has hired OAK Consulting to oversee the consultation process at a cost of €20,000.

# mother-and-baby-homes - Wednesday 10 March, 2021

O'Gorman says adopted people will get birth certs and other information under new legislation
# Birth Certs
# Birth Certs

O'Gorman says adopted people will get birth certs and other information under new legislation

Updated Mar 10th 2021, 5:10 PM 18,180 Views 15 Comments

The minister has also launched a consultation process for a redress scheme for survivors of Mother And Baby Homes.

# mother-and-baby-homes - Tuesday 9 March, 2021

Report into illegal adoptions estimates there are thousands of 'suspicious' files, but advises against inquiry
# Birth Registration
# Birth Registration

Report into illegal adoptions estimates there are thousands of 'suspicious' files, but advises against inquiry

Mar 9th 2021, 4:26 PM 9,754 Views 12 Comments

Minister Roderic O’Gorman says “deep ethical issues” arise in relation to illegal birth registrations, and an inquiry may still happen.

# mother-and-baby-homes - Saturday 27 February, 2021

Social Democrats vote unanimously to push government towards clear redress scheme for Mother and Baby Home survivors
# Investigation
# Investigation

Social Democrats vote unanimously to push government towards clear redress scheme for Mother and Baby Home survivors

Feb 27th 2021, 6:37 PM 12,335 Views 18 Comments

At the party’s national conference, Social Democrats voted to call on the government to prioritise addressing survivors’ concerns.

'If the Commission dissolves tomorrow, we'll be denied justice': Survivor says testimony was 'misrepresented'
# Mother-and-baby Homes
# Mother-and-baby Homes

'If the Commission dissolves tomorrow, we'll be denied justice': Survivor says testimony was 'misrepresented'

Feb 27th 2021, 9:30 AM 8,647 Views 0 Comments

One survivor says her experience was “misrepresented” to a “shocking extent” in the final report by the Commission into Mother and Baby Homes.

# mother-and-baby-homes - Friday 26 February, 2021

O'Gorman says there is 'no meaningful reason' to extend Mother and Baby Homes Commission
# Deleted Tapes
# Deleted Tapes

O'Gorman says there is 'no meaningful reason' to extend Mother and Baby Homes Commission

Feb 26th 2021, 3:02 PM 8,044 Views 9 Comments

The minister noted that members of the commission “can’t be compelled to come before the Oireachtas”.

# mother-and-baby-homes - Thursday 25 February, 2021

Data Protection Commissioner: Transfer of Mother and Baby Homes records to Dept could be 'high risk'
# Department Of Children
# Department Of Children

Data Protection Commissioner: Transfer of Mother and Baby Homes records to Dept could be 'high risk'

Updated Feb 25th 2021, 3:59 PM 19,386 Views 16 Comments

Around 100,000 records are expected to be moved to the Department of Children next week.

# mother-and-baby-homes - Wednesday 24 February, 2021

TDs ask how testimony 'miraculously appeared down back of sofa', as time runs out to extend Commission
# Mother-and-baby Homes
# Mother-and-baby Homes

TDs ask how testimony 'miraculously appeared down back of sofa', as time runs out to extend Commission

Updated Feb 24th 2021, 4:37 PM 33,321 Views 32 Comments

A Social Democrats’ motion to extend the commission’s term by one year had broad support but is non-binding and is not being acted on by government.

TDs still pushing for extension of Mother and Baby Homes Commission despite 'miraculous' recovery of testimony
# Deleted Audio
# Deleted Audio

TDs still pushing for extension of Mother and Baby Homes Commission despite 'miraculous' recovery of testimony

Feb 24th 2021, 6:05 AM 14,743 Views 8 Comments

The commission is due to dissolve on 28 February but a number of TDs want its term extended amid concerns over deleted audio recordings.

# mother-and-baby-homes - Tuesday 23 February, 2021

Audio recordings of Mother and Baby Home testimony can be retrieved, Dept confirms
# Mother And Baby
# Mother And Baby

Audio recordings of Mother and Baby Home testimony can be retrieved, Dept confirms

Feb 23rd 2021, 7:58 PM 10,668 Views 18 Comments

The Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes has agreed to deposit the recordings with the Department.

# mother-and-baby-homes - Monday 22 February, 2021

Call for TDs to get free vote on extension of Mother and Baby Homes Commission
# Deleted Audio
# Deleted Audio

Call for TDs to get free vote on extension of Mother and Baby Homes Commission

Feb 22nd 2021, 2:53 PM 6,490 Views 7 Comments

Social Democrats TD Jennifer Whitmore said the issue “goes beyond party politics”.

# mother-and-baby-homes - Friday 19 February, 2021

'My mother gave birth to three children in three mother and baby homes in three years'
# Adoption
# Adoption

'My mother gave birth to three children in three mother and baby homes in three years'

Feb 19th 2021, 6:04 PM 50,015 Views 0 Comments

Beth Wallace wants to commemorate her brother who died, aged five weeks, 49 years ago today.

O'Gorman says Mother and Baby Homes Commission *may* be able to retrieve recordings
# Testimony
# Testimony

O'Gorman says Mother and Baby Homes Commission *may* be able to retrieve recordings

Updated Feb 19th 2021, 3:10 PM 21,047 Views 56 Comments

“We all know how difficult it is to permanently destroy electronic information,” the minister said today.

# mother-and-baby-homes - Thursday 18 February, 2021

If government extends term of Commission we need to know it will serve a purpose - Varadkar
# Mother And Baby
# Mother And Baby

If government extends term of Commission we need to know it will serve a purpose - Varadkar

Feb 18th 2021, 2:39 PM 12,032 Views 21 Comments

The Tánasite said he could not make a commitment today that it would be extended beyond 28 February.

# mother-and-baby-homes - Wednesday 17 February, 2021

UK police refer county home survivor back to gardaí over destruction of testimony
# Recordings
# Recordings

UK police refer county home survivor back to gardaí over destruction of testimony

Feb 17th 2021, 7:23 PM 24,573 Views 0 Comments

Mary Teresa Collins said she feels “very hurt and let down” by authorities in Ireland.

# mother-and-baby-homes - Tuesday 16 February, 2021

Audio recordings of Mother and Baby Home testimony 'cannot be retrieved', O'Gorman confirms
# Commission
# Commission

Audio recordings of Mother and Baby Home testimony 'cannot be retrieved', O'Gorman confirms

Updated Feb 16th 2021, 6:44 PM 33,176 Views 53 Comments

The minister said the Commission informed him of the latest development today.

County home survivor told to contact police in England, not gardaí, over destruction of testimony
# Commission
# Commission

County home survivor told to contact police in England, not gardaí, over destruction of testimony

Feb 16th 2021, 12:00 PM 45,824 Views 30 Comments

A number of witnesses have contacted the gardaí and Data Protection Commissioner to date.

# mother-and-baby-homes - Tuesday 9 February, 2021

'A nun poured urine on my head because I snored': Survivors contact DPC and gardaí over destruction of testimony
# Institutional Abuse
# Institutional Abuse

'A nun poured urine on my head because I snored': Survivors contact DPC and gardaí over destruction of testimony

Updated Feb 9th 2021, 12:05 AM 57,295 Views 0 Comments

People who spent time in Mother and Baby Homes and County Homes say they have been “re-traumatised” by recent developments.

# mother-and-baby-homes - Saturday 6 February, 2021

Michelle O'Neill: Mother and baby homes were the product of systemic misogyny
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Michelle O'Neill: Mother and baby homes were the product of systemic misogyny

Feb 6th 2021, 2:00 PM 22,456 Views 65 Comments

Following the recent report on institutions there, Northern Ireland’s Deputy First Minister says an all-island approach is needed on this issue, to address the wrongs of the past.

'Lives could be saved': Woman with MS says adopted people should have access to medical history
# Mother-and-baby Homes
# Mother-and-baby Homes

'Lives could be saved': Woman with MS says adopted people should have access to medical history

Feb 6th 2021, 10:30 AM 25,069 Views 4 Comments

“So many lives could be made better, saved, elongated, if doctors knew what they were testing for.”

# mother-and-baby-homes - Friday 5 February, 2021

Chair of mother and baby home commission declines invitation to appear before Children's Committee
# Final Report
# Final Report

Chair of mother and baby home commission declines invitation to appear before Children's Committee

Feb 5th 2021, 2:06 PM 18,269 Views 5 Comments

Committee members are “very disappointed” by the latest development.

# mother-and-baby-homes - Thursday 4 February, 2021

Varadkar says he was 'quite surprised' that mother and baby home testimony was destroyed
# Mother-and-baby Homes
# Mother-and-baby Homes

Varadkar says he was 'quite surprised' that mother and baby home testimony was destroyed

Updated Feb 4th 2021, 1:35 PM 22,231 Views 24 Comments

There have been calls for the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes to not be dissolved at the end of the month.

# mother-and-baby-homes - Sunday 31 January, 2021

'Adding insult to injury': Anger over mother and baby home recordings being destroyed
# Commission
# Commission

'Adding insult to injury': Anger over mother and baby home recordings being destroyed

Updated Jan 31st 2021, 1:58 PM 26,184 Views 38 Comments

Survivors say they were not informed their testimony would be destroyed.

Opinion: 'She knocked on the door and the nun said her son was gone' - the story of the forgotten foster children
# Children's Rights
# Children's Rights

Opinion: 'She knocked on the door and the nun said her son was gone' - the story of the forgotten foster children

Jan 31st 2021, 8:30 AM 28,463 Views 12 Comments

Jamie Canavan is researching the stories of children who were forced into ‘boarding out’, a term given to fostering in the early to mid last century.

# mother-and-baby-homes - Saturday 30 January, 2021

Babies from Cork County Home were buried in coffins with adults or amputated limbs
# Burials
# Burials

Babies from Cork County Home were buried in coffins with adults or amputated limbs

Jan 30th 2021, 2:52 PM 50,941 Views 14 Comments

A Bessborough survivor has said the revelations are “heartbreaking and shocking”.

'The brother whipped him until his back was bleeding, then gave him an orange to keep quiet'
# Industrial School
# Industrial School

'The brother whipped him until his back was bleeding, then gave him an orange to keep quiet'

Jan 30th 2021, 10:30 AM 140,773 Views 30 Comments

Joe McAveety was born in a mother and baby home and grew up in industrial schools which were rife with physical and sexual abuse.

# mother-and-baby-homes - Wednesday 27 January, 2021

Children's Committee wants Chair of Mother and Baby Homes Commission to answer questions
# Final Report
# Final Report

Children's Committee wants Chair of Mother and Baby Homes Commission to answer questions

Jan 27th 2021, 12:53 PM 12,069 Views 16 Comments

Survivors will be asked to attend a separate hearing so they can raise any questions or concerns they have.

# mother-and-baby-homes - Tuesday 26 January, 2021

Northern Ireland mother and baby homes report ‘reveals legacy of lifetime of trauma’
# The North
# The North

Northern Ireland mother and baby homes report ‘reveals legacy of lifetime of trauma’

Jan 26th 2021, 4:28 PM 5,994 Views 4 Comments

Ministers in Northern Ireland are to establish a ‘victim-centred’ independent investigation.

# mother-and-baby-homes - Sunday 24 January, 2021

Dr Sarah-Anne Buckley: The story of Derek Leinster and the Bethany Home tells us we have more to learn
# Mother-and-baby Homes
# Mother-and-baby Homes

Dr Sarah-Anne Buckley: The story of Derek Leinster and the Bethany Home tells us we have more to learn

Jan 24th 2021, 8:30 AM 20,959 Views 5 Comments

NUIG historian Dr Sarah-Anne Buckley says the recent Commission report into mother and baby homes needed to have a deeper look at Protestant institutions and the neglect of children like Derek.

# mother-and-baby-homes - Saturday 23 January, 2021

Opinion: The mother and baby homes Commission report misses the point on redress
# Child Welfare
# Child Welfare

Opinion: The mother and baby homes Commission report misses the point on redress

Jan 23rd 2021, 10:00 AM 14,947 Views 16 Comments

Academic Máiréad Enright takes a forensic look at the Mother & Baby Home report and shares her concerns with its approach to redress.

# mother-and-baby-homes - Friday 22 January, 2021

Mother and baby home survivor sues State and order of nuns over alleged treatment at Bessborough
# Bessborough
# Bessborough

Mother and baby home survivor sues State and order of nuns over alleged treatment at Bessborough

Jan 22nd 2021, 5:02 PM 16,345 Views 0 Comments

The action is understood to be one of the first brought following the publication of the final report by the commission of investigation earlier this month.

# mother-and-baby-homes - Thursday 21 January, 2021

Poll: Should a 'national voluntary collection' be set up for survivors of mother and baby homes?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should a 'national voluntary collection' be set up for survivors of mother and baby homes?

Jan 21st 2021, 11:08 AM 32,745 Views 54 Comments

Senator Rónán Mullen said the money could be collected in addition to Church and State contributions to a redress scheme.

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