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# mother-and-baby-homes - Wednesday 11 May, 2022

Taoiseach ‘more than willing’ to offer State apology for illegal birth registrations
# State Apology
# State Apology

Taoiseach ‘more than willing’ to offer State apology for illegal birth registrations

May 11th 2022, 6:33 PM 7,423 Views 18 Comments

Children’s Minister Roderic O’Gorman yesterday issued an apology in the Seanad on behalf of the Government.

# mother-and-baby-homes - Friday 15 April, 2022

'People are dying before they get justice': Another member leaves Mother and Baby Home forum
# Redress
# Redress

'People are dying before they get justice': Another member leaves Mother and Baby Home forum

Apr 15th 2022, 7:00 AM 19,491 Views 0 Comments

Conrad Bryan said survivors are not being listened to when it comes to redress, so he’s taking matters into his own hands

# mother-and-baby-homes - Tuesday 29 March, 2022

Mother & Baby Homes: GPs no longer have to sign off on requests by survivors to get health records
# New Regulations
# New Regulations

Mother & Baby Homes: GPs no longer have to sign off on requests by survivors to get health records

Mar 29th 2022, 5:55 PM 7,896 Views 1 Comment

New regulations have come into force after months of uncertainty and threats of legal action.

Remembrance centre to be located at site of former Magdalene Laundry on Sean McDermott Street
# SITE OF CONSCIENCE
# SITE OF CONSCIENCE

Remembrance centre to be located at site of former Magdalene Laundry on Sean McDermott Street

Updated Mar 29th 2022, 4:45 PM 9,905 Views 2 Comments

The centre will honour survivors of mother and baby homes, industrial schools, reformatories, Magdalene laundries and related institutions.

# mother-and-baby-homes - Monday 14 March, 2022

'It's an insult': €3,000 payment for people who were illegally adopted criticised
# St Patrick's Guild
# St Patrick's Guild

'It's an insult': €3,000 payment for people who were illegally adopted criticised

Updated Mar 14th 2022, 3:45 PM 35,811 Views 29 Comments

The payments will only apply to people whose illegal adoptions were facilitated by St Patrick’s Guild.

# mother-and-baby-homes - Sunday 6 March, 2022

'This will haunt the Government': Call for extension of MBH redress, or for new Commission to be held
# Boarded Out
# Boarded Out

'This will haunt the Government': Call for extension of MBH redress, or for new Commission to be held

Mar 6th 2022, 7:00 AM 12,768 Views 2 Comments

“If you don’t want to compensate people for violating their human rights, don’t violate their human rights.”

# mother-and-baby-homes - Monday 28 February, 2022

PSNI probe 29 allegations around mother and baby homes in Northern Ireland
# Mother And Baby Homes
# Mother And Baby Homes

PSNI probe 29 allegations around mother and baby homes in Northern Ireland

Feb 28th 2022, 11:50 AM 4,431 Views 0 Comments

Over 14,000 girls and women entered mother and baby homes, Magdalene laundries and other institutions between 1922 and 1990.

# mother-and-baby-homes - Tuesday 22 February, 2022

Burials Bill: New law will allow for Tuam mother and baby home and other sites to be excavated
# Coroner
# Coroner

Burials Bill: New law will allow for Tuam mother and baby home and other sites to be excavated

Updated Feb 22nd 2022, 4:25 PM 14,871 Views 23 Comments
  • The legislation will allow the excavation, recovery and analysis of remains at the site of the former mother and baby institutions
  • The restriction on the jurisdiction of the coroner has been removed entirely from the Bill
  • Catherine Corless said today is "a good day", Órla Ryan reports
Burials Bill will be published today, paving the way for Tuam site to finally be excavated
# Cabinet
# Cabinet

Burials Bill will be published today, paving the way for Tuam site to finally be excavated

Feb 22nd 2022, 6:00 AM 9,171 Views 19 Comments

Children’s Minister Roderic O’Gorman will bring the draft legislation to Cabinet this morning.

# mother-and-baby-homes - Friday 18 February, 2022

Long-awaited Burials Bill to be published next week
# Tuam
# Tuam

Long-awaited Burials Bill to be published next week

Feb 18th 2022, 2:58 PM 12,608 Views 7 Comments

If the legislation passes in the coming months, the site of the former mother and baby institution in Tuam may finally be excavated.

# mother-and-baby-homes - Friday 21 January, 2022

Opinion: Our rights as adopted people will not be enshrined in law, they'll be in grave danger
# Adoption
# Adoption

Opinion: Our rights as adopted people will not be enshrined in law, they'll be in grave danger

Jan 21st 2022, 7:00 AM 8,395 Views 5 Comments

Adoption rights campaigner Claire McGettrick responds to the new Birth Information and Tracing Bill.

# mother-and-baby-homes - Thursday 20 January, 2022

'I'll protest until I die': Call for 'forgotten' boarded out children to be given redress
# Mother And Baby Homes
# Mother And Baby Homes

'I'll protest until I die': Call for 'forgotten' boarded out children to be given redress

Jan 20th 2022, 12:21 PM 14,621 Views 0 Comments

Survivors say they will keep protesting until the scheme is changed.

# mother-and-baby-homes - Wednesday 12 January, 2022

Adopted people to get access to their birth certs and other records under new legislation
# New Law
# New Law

Adopted people to get access to their birth certs and other records under new legislation

Updated Jan 12th 2022, 4:30 PM 29,915 Views 38 Comments

Children’s Minister Roderic O’Gorman said the Bill represents “a massive step forward” but campaigners have criticised elements of the legislation.

Roderic O'Gorman: We hope today's legislation will right decades of wrongs against adopted people
# Adoption
# Adoption

Roderic O'Gorman: We hope today's legislation will right decades of wrongs against adopted people

Updated Jan 12th 2022, 2:00 PM 7,812 Views 8 Comments

Children’s Minister Roderic O’Gorman reacts to the new Birth Information and Tracing Bill launched today.

Adopted people will no longer have to attend mandatory information session when seeking records
# New Law
# New Law

Adopted people will no longer have to attend mandatory information session when seeking records

Jan 12th 2022, 6:30 AM 13,683 Views 14 Comments

The long-awaited Birth Information and Tracing Bill will be published today.

Mother told daughter would 'get a needle in her arm every day' until she signed adoption papers
# Vaccine Trials
# Vaccine Trials

Mother told daughter would 'get a needle in her arm every day' until she signed adoption papers

Jan 12th 2022, 12:05 AM 88,589 Views 0 Comments
  • Sally McAndrew says nuns threatened to put her in a vaccine trial when her mother put off signing her adoption papers
  • 'Every day you don’t sign, your daughter is getting a needle in her arm and will be screaming in pain'
  • Sally says her biological father received her home address when he paid £5,000 to nuns, Órla Ryan reports

# mother-and-baby-homes - Sunday 9 January, 2022

Mother & Baby Homes: Just 40 survivors get health files amid row over GPs signing off on requests
# FOI
# FOI

Mother & Baby Homes: Just 40 survivors get health files amid row over GPs signing off on requests

Jan 9th 2022, 12:05 AM 27,369 Views 15 Comments
  • Only 40 survivors have received their medical files to date from the Department of Children, Órla Ryan reports
  • The majority of survivors received the records via Freedom of Information requests, rather than through GDPR
  • Just 10 people got their records after a GP signed off on the process, The Journal can reveal

# mother-and-baby-homes - Friday 31 December, 2021

Taoiseach rules out reopening redress scheme for mother and baby home survivors
# Commission
# Commission

Taoiseach rules out reopening redress scheme for mother and baby home survivors

Dec 31st 2021, 10:01 AM 16,073 Views 35 Comments

A High Court ruling that found the Commission of Investigation acted unlawfully by denying fair procedure to survivors prompted calls for a review.

# mother-and-baby-homes - Friday 24 December, 2021

Tuam site may finally be excavated in 2022 - five years after 'significant' human remains found
# Burials Bill
# Burials Bill

Tuam site may finally be excavated in 2022 - five years after 'significant' human remains found

Dec 24th 2021, 12:05 AM 11,772 Views 0 Comments
  • The site of the former mother and baby home may be excavated five years after a "significant" quantity of human remains were found
  • Survivors, relatives and archaeologists have called for the Tuam site to be excavated urgently, Órla Ryan reports
  • The long-awaited Burials Bill and the Birth Information and Tracing Bill are expected to be published in the next two months

# mother-and-baby-homes - Friday 17 December, 2021

'We've been totally vindicated': State admits rights of Mother & Baby Home survivors were breached
# Philomena Lee
# Philomena Lee

'We've been totally vindicated': State admits rights of Mother & Baby Home survivors were breached

Updated Dec 17th 2021, 4:55 PM 37,780 Views 0 Comments
  • 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
# High Court
# High Court

Mother and Baby Homes: Philomena Lee and Mary Harney cases back before High Court today

Dec 17th 2021, 6:00 AM 15,828 Views 0 Comments

The women want certain elements of the final report of the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes quashed.

# mother-and-baby-homes - Saturday 11 December, 2021

'My mother didn't want people to know I existed': One woman's mission to find her identity
# Netherlands
# Netherlands

'My mother didn't want people to know I existed': One woman's mission to find her identity

Dec 11th 2021, 8:00 PM 61,179 Views 20 Comments

The woman who set up a register to reconnect people who passed through the Mother and Baby Home system in the Netherlands wants to share her knowledge with Ireland.

# mother-and-baby-homes - Thursday 2 December, 2021

Ruling in Mother and Baby Home court cases pushed back until January
# Philomena Lee
# Philomena Lee

Ruling in Mother and Baby Home court cases pushed back until January

Dec 2nd 2021, 12:13 PM 7,479 Views 0 Comments

Justice Garrett Simons wants to hear more submissions before making a decision in the new year.

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

Opinion: 'I spent fewer than six months in a mother and baby home and I was traumatised'
# Mother And Baby Homes
# Mother And Baby Homes

Opinion: 'I spent fewer than six months in a mother and baby home and I was traumatised'

Nov 26th 2021, 7:00 AM 16,219 Views 15 Comments

Mother and baby home survivor Beth Wallace says no one can suggest those who spent fewer than six months there were not traumatised.

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

Government will not oppose motion for review of redress scheme for Mother and Baby Home survivors
# Response To Redress
# Response To Redress

Government will not oppose motion for review of redress scheme for Mother and Baby Home survivors

Updated Nov 23rd 2021, 8:40 PM 13,894 Views 19 Comments

Survivors’ groups gathered at Leinster House today to call for the redress scheme to be amended to better meet the needs of survivors.

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

Over 30 experts ask O'Gorman to change redress scheme so it considers 'impact of early trauma'
# Mother-and-baby Homes
# Mother-and-baby Homes

Over 30 experts ask O'Gorman to change redress scheme so it considers 'impact of early trauma'

Nov 22nd 2021, 4:23 PM 12,616 Views 5 Comments

People who were born in a mother and baby institution but spent less than six months there are excluded from the scheme.

# mother-and-baby-homes - Sunday 21 November, 2021

'They're waiting for more of us to die': Women whose children were taken react to redress scheme
# Mother-and-baby Homes
# Mother-and-baby Homes

'They're waiting for more of us to die': Women whose children were taken react to redress scheme

Nov 21st 2021, 12:05 AM 21,296 Views 0 Comments
  • The Government's €800 million Mother and Baby Homes redress scheme was unveiled during the week
  • Women say basing compensation on their length of stay in an institution is "absolutely disgraceful"
  • The exclusion of many people born in institutions is a "divide and conquer" strategy, survivors tell Órla Ryan

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

'She had no choice': High Court told Philomena Lee did not consent to her son being adopted
# Mother-and-baby Homes
# Mother-and-baby Homes

'She had no choice': High Court told Philomena Lee did not consent to her son being adopted

Updated Nov 18th 2021, 6:45 PM 35,948 Views 0 Comments

Ruling in Mother and Baby Home cases could have “very dramatic consequences” on how future commissions operate, High Court told.

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

'Gardaí returned women who escaped': Philomena Lee & Mary Harney challenge Commission in High Court
# Mother And Baby Homes
# Mother And Baby Homes

'Gardaí returned women who escaped': Philomena Lee & Mary Harney challenge Commission in High Court

Updated Nov 17th 2021, 5:10 PM 53,310 Views 0 Comments

The women are seeking to have elements of the final report of the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes quashed.

Mother and Baby Homes: High Court to hear cases as Philomena Lee and others challenge report
# Commission
# Commission

Mother and Baby Homes: High Court to hear cases as Philomena Lee and others challenge report

Nov 17th 2021, 6:00 AM 10,965 Views 0 Comments

The cases are being brought by high-profile survivors Philomena Lee and Mary Harney.

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

'No understanding of trauma': Survivors hit out at 6-month rule & legal waiver in redress scheme
# Mother-and-baby Homes
# Mother-and-baby Homes

'No understanding of trauma': Survivors hit out at 6-month rule & legal waiver in redress scheme

Nov 16th 2021, 7:15 PM 19,713 Views 0 Comments

The Government unveiled the long-awaited Mother and Baby Home redress scheme earlier today.

Mother and Baby Homes: 34,000 survivors eligible for compensation in €800m redress scheme
# Commission
# Commission

Mother and Baby Homes: 34,000 survivors eligible for compensation in €800m redress scheme

Nov 16th 2021, 2:13 PM 30,643 Views 43 Comments

The Cabinet signed off on the details of a long-awaited redress scheme today.

'Can you put a price on trauma?': Redress scheme for survivors of mother and baby homes ready
# Compensation
# Compensation

'Can you put a price on trauma?': Redress scheme for survivors of mother and baby homes ready

Nov 16th 2021, 6:00 AM 5,615 Views 6 Comments

The Cabinet is set to sign off on the details of a long-awaited redress scheme later today.

# mother-and-baby-homes - Monday 15 November, 2021

'Groundbreaking': Survivors welcome inquiry into Mother and Baby Homes in Northern Ireland
# Redress
# Redress

'Groundbreaking': Survivors welcome inquiry into Mother and Baby Homes in Northern Ireland

Updated Nov 15th 2021, 1:50 PM 10,342 Views 2 Comments

The NI Executive is accepting all the recommendations made by an expert panel last month.

# mother-and-baby-homes - Saturday 13 November, 2021

40 years of nothing, then a message saying 'I'm your son': Mother & son reunite after 4 decades
# Adoption
# Adoption

40 years of nothing, then a message saying 'I'm your son': Mother & son reunite after 4 decades

Nov 13th 2021, 12:05 AM 77,041 Views 0 Comments
  • Maria Arbuckle was sent from Armagh to St Patrick's mother and baby home in Dublin in 1981
  • She spent the next four decades trying to find her son, Paul
  • A Facebook friend request earlier this year changed her life forever, Órla Ryan reports

# mother-and-baby-homes - Friday 12 November, 2021

Redress scheme proposed for Mother and Baby Home survivors who suffered in the institutions
# Cabinet
# Cabinet

Redress scheme proposed for Mother and Baby Home survivors who suffered in the institutions

Nov 12th 2021, 7:40 PM 9,655 Views 6 Comments

The scheme would include financial payments and an enhanced medical card.

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

UN experts warn Burials Bill may 'create obstacles' to examining deaths at Mother & Baby Homes
# Tuam
# Tuam

UN experts warn Burials Bill may 'create obstacles' to examining deaths at Mother & Baby Homes

Nov 10th 2021, 5:19 PM 15,509 Views 11 Comments

The proposed legislation raises “serious concerns in relation to the State’s compliance with its international legal obligations”, the groups note.

# mother-and-baby-homes - Sunday 7 November, 2021

'Four years on and still no action': Call for Tuam mother and baby home site to be excavated
# The Missing Children
# The Missing Children

'Four years on and still no action': Call for Tuam mother and baby home site to be excavated

Nov 7th 2021, 7:00 AM 17,842 Views 20 Comments
  • Survivors, relatives and archaeologists are calling for the site to be excavated urgently, Órla Ryan reports
  • They want DNA testing carried out to identify the remains of the children buried in Tuam
  • A new documentary explores the search for the truth about what happened to those who disappeared

# mother-and-baby-homes - Wednesday 6 October, 2021

Police in Northern Ireland launch probe into allegations of abuse at mother and baby homes
# The North
# The North

Police in Northern Ireland launch probe into allegations of abuse at mother and baby homes

Oct 6th 2021, 9:30 PM 5,619 Views 0 Comments

The announcement comes after an independent panel recommended a public inquiry.

Bethany Home survivor Derek Leinster lodges legal proceedings against Irish State
# High Court
# High Court

Bethany Home survivor Derek Leinster lodges legal proceedings against Irish State

Oct 6th 2021, 12:05 AM 20,821 Views 0 Comments

Leinster has campaigned for over 20 years for the inclusion of Bethany Home and other Protestant institutions in redress schemes.

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