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#mother-and-baby homes

# mother-and-baby-homes - Friday 23 September, 2022

Mixed-raced people had 'childhood stolen' in Irish institutions & redress must be extended, UN says
# Vaccine Trials
# Vaccine Trials

Mixed-raced people had 'childhood stolen' in Irish institutions & redress must be extended, UN says

Updated Sep 23rd 2022, 8:30 PM 22,007 Views 0 Comments
  • UN human rights experts have criticised the Government's response to the "systemic racism" faced by people who passed through State and religious-run institutions
  • The experts say the Government's planned redress scheme for survivors of mother and baby homes is inadequate
  • Conrad Bryan believes he was subjected to a vaccine trial, and not placed for adoption, because of the colour of his skin, Órla Ryan reports

# mother-and-baby-homes - Thursday 15 September, 2022

'100 years of injustice': Survivors call for mother and baby home redress scheme to be extended
# Boarded Out
# Boarded Out

'100 years of injustice': Survivors call for mother and baby home redress scheme to be extended

Updated Sep 15th 2022, 5:30 PM 11,504 Views 0 Comments

“Violation of human rights could become a thorn in the side of this Government.”

# mother-and-baby-homes - Sunday 11 September, 2022

'These were babies, not numbers': New website documents deaths in mother and baby homes
# Project Infant
# Project Infant

'These were babies, not numbers': New website documents deaths in mother and baby homes

Sep 11th 2022, 7:30 AM 10,842 Views 0 Comments

Project Infant has been created by student Daniel Loftus.

# mother-and-baby-homes - Friday 2 September, 2022

'This isn't justice': Relatives criticise fact Bessborough site won't be excavated like Tuam
# Mother And Baby Homes
# Mother And Baby Homes

'This isn't justice': Relatives criticise fact Bessborough site won't be excavated like Tuam

Sep 2nd 2022, 3:11 PM 6,564 Views 0 Comments

The burial place of over 850 children who died in Bessborough mother and baby home, or shortly after being transferred to hospital from there, remains unknown.

# mother-and-baby-homes - Tuesday 30 August, 2022

The Explainer x Noteworthy: Are religious property proceeds going to redress?
# Holy Land
# Holy Land

The Explainer x Noteworthy: Are religious property proceeds going to redress?

Aug 30th 2022, 5:45 PM 7,137 Views 0 Comments

Noteworthy’s Maria Delaney tells Susan Daly about how over €90 million worth of properties were sold.

# mother-and-baby-homes - Monday 29 August, 2022

Religious orders involved in redress sold properties totalling €90 million since 2016
# Holy Land
# Holy Land

Religious orders involved in redress sold properties totalling €90 million since 2016

Aug 29th 2022, 12:05 AM 41,997 Views 48 Comments
  • Investigation by Noteworthy finds these congregations paid €27m to the State in redress during this time
  • 70% - or just under €250m - of redress for institutional child abuse now paid by congregations
  • Mother and baby institution survivor: "I have no expectations... It’s cold, hard business."

# mother-and-baby-homes - Thursday 25 August, 2022

Campaigners 'outraged' over plan to build 420 apartments on Bessborough mother and baby home site
# Bessborough Home
# Bessborough Home

Campaigners 'outraged' over plan to build 420 apartments on Bessborough mother and baby home site

Aug 25th 2022, 6:24 PM 18,569 Views 18 Comments

Plans were lodged with An Bord Pleanála earlier this year by Estuary View Enterprises.

# mother-and-baby-homes - Monday 15 August, 2022

Campaigner criticises Government’s exhumation plans at Tuam mother and baby site
# Mother And Baby Home
# Mother And Baby Home

Campaigner criticises Government’s exhumation plans at Tuam mother and baby site

Aug 15th 2022, 6:47 PM 13,367 Views 8 Comments

Anna Corrigan said she ‘fears’ that by focusing on the Co Galway site, the Government will ‘ignore’ other mother and baby institutions.

# mother-and-baby-homes - Sunday 14 August, 2022

Tusla cannot confirm how many records it has about St Gerard's mother and baby home
# Foi Requests
# Foi Requests

Tusla cannot confirm how many records it has about St Gerard's mother and baby home

Aug 14th 2022, 12:05 AM 18,785 Views 0 Comments
  • Tusla confirms it has records about St Gerard's but can't say how many, Órla Ryan reports
  • The agency said it cannot read the documents unless a person requests them via FOI or under GDPR
  • Tusla refused an FOI request from Peter Mulryan, saying it cannot locate records about his sister

# mother-and-baby-homes - Wednesday 3 August, 2022

'Two babies from one family, gone': Tusla unable to locate records despite 'extensive' search
# St Gerard's
# St Gerard's

'Two babies from one family, gone': Tusla unable to locate records despite 'extensive' search

Aug 3rd 2022, 12:05 AM 27,608 Views 0 Comments
  • Tuam survivor Peter Mulryan says it's "awful" that records for his older sister cannot be found, Órla Ryan reports
  • Peter believes there is a chance Bridget may have been incorrectly listed as dead, before being adopted
  • Records related to St Gerard's were given to Tusla, the Child and Family Agency, in 2017

# mother-and-baby-homes - Thursday 28 July, 2022

'Where is she?': Survivor of Tuam home discovers he has a second sister with no burial record
# St Gerard's
# St Gerard's

'Where is she?': Survivor of Tuam home discovers he has a second sister with no burial record

Jul 28th 2022, 4:08 PM 20,883 Views 0 Comments

Peter Mulryan is going public with his search for information about a second sister, Bridget, who passed through St Gerard’s in Dublin.

# mother-and-baby-homes - Wednesday 27 July, 2022

Independent office to lead excavation of Tuam Mother and Baby Home site
# Redress
# Redress

Independent office to lead excavation of Tuam Mother and Baby Home site

Updated Jul 27th 2022, 5:41 PM 10,980 Views 0 Comments

Minister for Children Roderic O’Gorman proposed the office be set up following the signing into law of the Institutional Burials Act.

# mother-and-baby-homes - Wednesday 13 July, 2022

More Mother and Baby Home survivors to take legal action if they're excluded from Redress Bill
# Court
# Court

More Mother and Baby Home survivors to take legal action if they're excluded from Redress Bill

Updated Jul 13th 2022, 5:10 PM 7,351 Views 0 Comments

There is mounting pressure on the Government to extend the redress scheme to cover extra survivors.

Tuam mother and baby home site to be excavated after President signs Burials Bill into law
# Catherine Corless
# Catherine Corless

Tuam mother and baby home site to be excavated after President signs Burials Bill into law

Jul 13th 2022, 12:04 PM 7,281 Views 6 Comments

The legislation will also allow for the excavation and reburial of remains at the sites of other former institutions.

# mother-and-baby-homes - Tuesday 12 July, 2022

6-month rule and legal waiver must be scrapped from Mother & Baby Home redress plan, committee says
# Redress
# Redress

6-month rule and legal waiver must be scrapped from Mother & Baby Home redress plan, committee says

Jul 12th 2022, 9:02 PM 10,617 Views 8 Comments

The Children’s Committee also said the relevant religious congregations “must contribute significant finances to fund the scheme”.

# mother-and-baby-homes - Thursday 7 July, 2022

Long-awaited bill passed to allow excavation of remains found in Tuam
# Burials Bill
# Burials Bill

Long-awaited bill passed to allow excavation of remains found in Tuam

Jul 7th 2022, 12:11 PM 9,991 Views 13 Comments

The legislation allows the children’s remains found at the site to be excavated, recovered, and finally given a formal burial.

# mother-and-baby-homes - Thursday 30 June, 2022

Adopted people will finally get access to records after President signs Bill into law
# Birth Information Bill
# Birth Information Bill

Adopted people will finally get access to records after President signs Bill into law

Jun 30th 2022, 2:34 PM 10,643 Views 7 Comments

The Bill provides for the release of an adopted person’s birth certificate and early life information.

# mother-and-baby-homes - Tuesday 28 June, 2022

Council unable to find burial place of babies despite checking records of 13 graveyards
# Bessborough
# Bessborough

Council unable to find burial place of babies despite checking records of 13 graveyards

Jun 28th 2022, 12:05 AM 26,107 Views 0 Comments
  • Cork City Council has been unable to find the burial place of babies who apparently died in Bessborough, Órla Ryan reports
  • Mary Donovan believes her siblings may be buried in Bessborough - or have been adopted in the US
  • The twins are among 923 children who died at the mother and baby institution in Cork

# mother-and-baby-homes - Monday 30 May, 2022

Bethany Home survivor 'highly concerned' by legal delays as State seeks more time to respond
# Derek Leinster
# Derek Leinster

Bethany Home survivor 'highly concerned' by legal delays as State seeks more time to respond

May 30th 2022, 2:28 PM 7,269 Views 0 Comments

The State believes parts of Derek Leinster’s case fall outside the statute of limitations.

# 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 7,515 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 19,770 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 7,954 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 10,104 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 36,122 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 12,870 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 4,456 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 14,950 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 9,237 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 12,644 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 8,499 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 14,751 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 30,073 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 7,865 Views 7 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 13,797 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 88,721 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 27,499 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 16,122 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 11,893 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 37,962 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 15,890 Views 0 Comments

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

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