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# redress scheme

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29th January 2023 - 4th February 2023
# redress scheme
'Mothers had their children ripped out of their arms': 24,000 people excluded from redress
The Mother and Baby Home redress scheme was sharply criticised by the opposition in the Dáil this evening.
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# Mica redress
Tax or levy to pay for new Mica redress scheme under consideration by government
It is believed that a cap of approximately €400,000 per home will ultimately be agreed upon.
Mica block scandal has broadened to other areas in Ireland, says Tánaiste
Varadkar said the Department of Housing has also received requests from local authorities in Sligo, Clare, Limerick and Tipperary to engage in the Defective Concrete Blocks Grant Scheme.
# OAK Consulting
Department says consulting firm was hired due to 'urgency' in setting up mother and baby home redress scheme
The government has hired OAK Consulting to oversee the consultation process at a cost of €20,000.
Voices
Opinion: 'States of Fear' may have caused a seismic shift in Ireland, but more needs to be done
As RTÉ examines the legacy of States of Fear, 21 years on, Sheila Ahern discusses the landmark documentary and the late Mary Raftery, its producer.
# redress scheme
Concerns raised about whether legal fees will be paid to school abuse victim applicants
Thirteen applicants to the scheme have been offered €84,000, but there are concerns over the associated legal costs.
# redress scheme
Nuns 'adamant' that girls didn't work in Magdalene Laundry despite survivor testimony
For some of the women, it was still a case their word against the nuns’ words in 2018.
# redress scheme
Dáil apology from Taoiseach after judge's finding that abuse redress scheme is 'inherently illogical'
A retired judge said that the State’s approach showed an “inherent inversion of logic and a fundamental unfairness to applicants”.
# redress scheme
Judge says State misinterpreted ruling about redress for school abuse survivors
A retired judge said that the State’s approach showed an “inherent inversion of logic and a fundamental unfairness to applicants”.
# redress scheme
Manchester City launch redress scheme for survivors of historic child sex abuse at club
Convicted paedophile Barry Bennell was a former youth team coach at Man City.
# Concrete
Mica scandal: Families living in 'crumbling homes' as redress scheme awaits sign off
It is understood the roll out of the redress scheme is in its final stages.
# Payments
'Nobody will be left short': Magdalene Laundry redress to be extended to survivors blocked from compensation
Lump sum and pension payments will be made to the women affected.
# redress scheme
'To refuse them was a mistake': Redress plans for some women excluded from Magdalene scheme
Ombudsman Peter Tyndall has welcomed the government’s acceptance of his recommendations for redress for survivors.
# Sold Out
Anger as controversial sale of 7.5 acres of south Dublin school land is confirmed
The land has already been zoned for housing.
# redress scheme
Over 70,000 sign petition to prevent Sisters of Charity becoming owners of maternity hospital
The Department of Health has insisted the new hospital will be independently run.
# money due
Pressure mounts on Church to 'pay up' on sexual abuse redress as Taoiseach says 'get on with it'
Taoiseach Enda Kenny said the Church needs to reflect on the commitment it made in 2002.
# destroy or return
Symphysiotomy survivors call on government to intervene in record shredding dispute
A group representing victims has called for the return of all documents submitted to a redress scheme.
# shredding dispute
Irish women brutally injured during childbirth given another three weeks to claim records
The move comes after symphysiotomy survivors objected to an online notice warning them that unclaimed medical records would be destroyed.
# Symphysiotomy
Women whose pelvises were broken during childbirth could see their medical records being shredded
Symphysiotomy survivors are urging the state’s redress scheme not to go ahead with plans to destroy unclaimed medical documents.
# Child Abuse
'Quite startling': €31m of church property for redress fund yet to be transferred
€83 million of donations has been made from congregations since the Ryan Report.
# Survivors
Have the human rights of symphysiotomy survivors been abused?
Independent TD Clare Daly recently said that recommendations made by the United Nations have not been met.
# redress scheme
Many symphysiotomy survivors still don't know what happened to them
There has been some difficulty in those who underwent the procedure accessing their medical records.
# Childbirth
"Time of the essence" in symphysiotomy redress as three survivors die
The three deaths have occurred since the scheme was announced in July.
# Demonstration
Survivor of Symphysiotomy: 'It was 12 months before I could walk, people have no idea'
The group handed in a letter to the Taoiseach’s office today.
# Your Say
Poll: Should Bethany survivors be given same redress as Magdalenes?
Parallels have been made between the Bethany Home case and that of the Magadalene Laundries.
# Kathleen Lynch
Minister said Bethany Home must be included in redress scheme... in 2010
Three years ago Kathleen Lynch said the government’s refusal to include the Bethany Home in a redress scgeme was a “running sore”. Yesterday she said the government’s decision to refuse redress was an “appropriate one”.
# Leaders' Questions
Enda Kenny: Religious orders should reflect on making a monetary contribution to Magdalenes
The religious orders who were responsible for the Magdalene Laundries should give money towards the compensation scheme, but Enda Kenny says he won’t go down the legal route to ensure they do.
# Magdalene
Magdalene group seeks meeting with Shatter over 'deeply unfair' redress scheme
The compensation scheme announced this week falls far short of what’s required, survivors say.
# Magdalenes
400 calls made to Magdalene redress scheme line
The phone line opened yesterday and survivors are encouraged to contact the department to register their case.
# abuse redress
Quinn says he is 'disappointed' at redress money offered by religious congregations
Minister Ruairí Quinn also said that a memorial will be created for the victims of institutional abuse in Ireland.