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#Redress

# redress - 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 15,911 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.

# redress - 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 11,400 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

# redress - Tuesday 30 November, 2021

Mica redress: Package for homeowners capped at €420,000 in €2.2 billion scheme
# Crumbling Blocks
# Crumbling Blocks

Mica redress: Package for homeowners capped at €420,000 in €2.2 billion scheme

Updated Nov 30th 2021, 8:55 PM 56,391 Views 138 Comments

The scheme will cover an estimated 7,500 homes at a total cost of €2.2 billion.

# redress - 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 13,834 Views 18 Comments

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

# redress - 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 12,531 Views 4 Comments

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

# redress - 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 21,242 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

# redress - 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 19,589 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 29,950 Views 45 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 5,571 Views 5 Comments

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

# redress - 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 10,289 Views 2 Comments

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

# redress - 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 9,566 Views 6 Comments

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

# redress - Wednesday 6 October, 2021

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 20,793 Views 0 Comments

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

# redress - Tuesday 5 October, 2021

Mica redress package will be 'one of the biggest ever announced in relation to anything'
# Defective Blocks
# Defective Blocks

Mica redress package will be 'one of the biggest ever announced in relation to anything'

Oct 5th 2021, 3:40 PM 11,162 Views 27 Comments

Minister Simon Coveney said however that it will not be ready before the Budget.

# redress - Sunday 3 October, 2021

Decision on mica scheme may not be made by end of October, junior minister says
# Mica
# Mica

Decision on mica scheme may not be made by end of October, junior minister says

Oct 3rd 2021, 2:26 PM 8,572 Views 16 Comments

A draft report did not recommend 100% redress, as demanded by campaigners.

# redress - Friday 1 October, 2021

'Not what we signed off on': Mica campaigners unhappy with redress report
# Mica
# Mica

'Not what we signed off on': Mica campaigners unhappy with redress report

Updated Oct 1st 2021, 4:43 PM 30,456 Views 101 Comments
  • The report says the total cost of the remediation scheme could be €3.2 billion.
  • Homeowners who have to completely demolish and rebuild their homes would not necessarily get a 100% grant.
  • Other remediation works would receive a 100% grant and all caps should be increased, the report says.
  • The report is to be considered by the minister before he brings proposals to Cabinet.

# redress - Thursday 30 September, 2021

'O'Brien needs to get his act together' say Mica protesters outside Leinster House today
# Redress
# Redress

'O'Brien needs to get his act together' say Mica protesters outside Leinster House today

Updated Sep 30th 2021, 12:45 PM 14,618 Views 45 Comments

Campaigners are seeking 100% redress for damage to their homes.

# redress - Tuesday 21 September, 2021

Mica redress: Tánaiste says 'it's not the government's money' so 'we must have cost control'
# Defective Blocks
# Defective Blocks

Mica redress: Tánaiste says 'it's not the government's money' so 'we must have cost control'

Sep 21st 2021, 1:09 PM 20,154 Views 16 Comments

Affected homeowners are seeking 100% of the costs associated with fixing their homes.

# redress - Saturday 18 September, 2021

'Will this be Opportunity Lost 2.0?': State must 'learn from mistakes' of past redress schemes
# Magdalene Laundries
# Magdalene Laundries

'Will this be Opportunity Lost 2.0?': State must 'learn from mistakes' of past redress schemes

Sep 18th 2021, 8:00 PM 11,707 Views 0 Comments

A new book explores Magdalene laundries and the State’s response to institutional abuse.

# redress - Saturday 19 June, 2021

'It's just been years of crying, hatred, feeling angry': Three mica homeowners share their stories
# Redress
# Redress

'It's just been years of crying, hatred, feeling angry': Three mica homeowners share their stories

Jun 19th 2021, 12:05 AM 23,876 Views 40 Comments
  • It's been a long road for impacted homeowners and they see no end in sight, Michelle Hennessy reports.
  • Families who spoke to The Journal said they cannot even afford the initial mica test required to apply for the government's grant scheme.
  • They say years of being ignored by government has intensified the stress they are already feeling living in homes that are falling down around them.

# redress - Tuesday 15 June, 2021

The Mica controversy explained: Here's why thousands of people took to the streets of Dublin to protest today
# Explainer
# Explainer

The Mica controversy explained: Here's why thousands of people took to the streets of Dublin to protest today

Jun 15th 2021, 4:07 PM 58,719 Views 33 Comments

Homeowners are protesting in Dublin’s city centre today.

# redress - Wednesday 28 April, 2021

O'Gorman stresses GSK's 'moral obligation' over vaccine trials but company's position 'remains unchanged'
# Meeting
# Meeting

O'Gorman stresses GSK's 'moral obligation' over vaccine trials but company's position 'remains unchanged'

Updated Apr 28th 2021, 3:22 PM 34,225 Views 0 Comments

Representatives from the pharmaceutical giant met with Children’s Minister Roderic O’Gorman today.

# redress - 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 13,445 Views 16 Comments

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

# redress - 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 28,427 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.

# redress - 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 21,483 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 22,038 Views 3 Comments

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

# redress - 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 10,197 Views 19 Comments

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

# redress - 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 16,598 Views 10 Comments

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

# redress - 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 18,831 Views 15 Comments

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

# redress - 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 26,290 Views 38 Comments

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

# redress - 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 15,401 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.

# redress - 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 32,786 Views 54 Comments

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

# redress - Sunday 17 January, 2021

Archbishop says religious orders should not be 'scapegoated' for Mother and Baby Homes
# Redress
# Redress

Archbishop says religious orders should not be 'scapegoated' for Mother and Baby Homes

Jan 17th 2021, 2:31 PM 75,307 Views 223 Comments

Archbishop Eamon Martin said that the church was “expected to intervene” when society “banished” mothers.

# redress - Wednesday 13 January, 2021

'I apologise for the profound generational wrong': Taoiseach gives landmark apology to survivors of mother and baby homes
# State Apology
# State Apology

'I apologise for the profound generational wrong': Taoiseach gives landmark apology to survivors of mother and baby homes

Jan 13th 2021, 1:39 PM 27,707 Views 70 Comments
  • The full report from the Mother and Baby Homes Commission of Investigation was released yesterday.
  • The Taoiseach, Tánaiste and Children's Minister issued statements.
  • "The State failed you, the mothers and children in these homes," Micheál Martin said.

# redress - Tuesday 12 January, 2021

5-year investigation finds at least 9,000 children died in Ireland's mother and baby homes
# Final Report
# Final Report

5-year investigation finds at least 9,000 children died in Ireland's mother and baby homes

Jan 12th 2021, 3:00 PM 44,513 Views 100 Comments
  • Document details the experiences of women and children who lived in 14 mother and baby homes and four county homes.
  • Commission recommends redress, services such as counselling and enhanced medical cards.
  • Taoiseach to give State apology over mother and baby homes in the Dáil tomorrow.
'Accept responsibility and we might accept your apology': Survivors brace themselves for mother and baby home report
# Mary Harney
# Mary Harney

'Accept responsibility and we might accept your apology': Survivors brace themselves for mother and baby home report

Jan 12th 2021, 12:05 AM 27,221 Views 48 Comments

The long-awaited report will be published today – and survivors want “urgent” action on foot of it.

# redress - Wednesday 3 June, 2020

'Shameful stand-off' preventing Troubles victims receiving compensation, advocate warns
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

'Shameful stand-off' preventing Troubles victims receiving compensation, advocate warns

Jun 3rd 2020, 7:37 AM 11,743 Views 10 Comments

Victims Commissioner Judith Thompson said the treatment of victims by the authorities was “cruel, callous and insulting”.

# redress - Wednesday 4 March, 2020

'It was now or never': Abuse survivor on why he spoke out on RTÉ programme in 2009
# Michael O'brien
# Michael O'brien

'It was now or never': Abuse survivor on why he spoke out on RTÉ programme in 2009

Mar 4th 2020, 11:11 AM 35,606 Views 44 Comments

Michael O’Brien created one of the most powerful moments in Irish television, when he passionately told his story on RTÉ in 2009.

# redress - Tuesday 4 February, 2020

AIB setting aside €300 million redress for 'previously identified' tracker mortgage victims
# Banks
# Banks

AIB setting aside €300 million redress for 'previously identified' tracker mortgage victims

Updated Feb 4th 2020, 8:42 AM 22,255 Views 34 Comments

The Central Bank said last year that lenders had already paid €683 million in redress to impacted customers.

# redress - Tuesday 26 November, 2019

'I feel like crying': Abuse survivors plead with committee to drop plans to seal their records
# Institutional Abuse
# Institutional Abuse

'I feel like crying': Abuse survivors plead with committee to drop plans to seal their records

Nov 26th 2019, 3:46 PM 11,493 Views 19 Comments

Survivors of institutional abuse spoke candidly about the impact of the bill on them.

# redress - Friday 6 September, 2019

Christian Brothers to pay outstanding €6.8 million to redress scheme
# Caranua
# Caranua

Christian Brothers to pay outstanding €6.8 million to redress scheme

Sep 6th 2019, 10:34 PM 17,670 Views 48 Comments

The majority of the money will go to the fund, while €429,000 is to be paid to the National Children’s Hospital.

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