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#Redress

# redress - Last month November 2022

'A remarkable man': Bethany Home campaigner Derek Leinster dies aged 81
# Tributes
# Tributes

'A remarkable man': Bethany Home campaigner Derek Leinster dies aged 81

Nov 21st 2022, 9:16 AM 11,923 Views 0 Comments

His legal proceedings against the State are ongoing.

Mother and Baby Homes: Forum says Tusla is 'erratic, dysfunctional and devoid of trust'
# Roderic O'Gorman
# Roderic O'Gorman

Mother and Baby Homes: Forum says Tusla is 'erratic, dysfunctional and devoid of trust'

Nov 15th 2022, 3:52 PM 9,832 Views 0 Comments

The Collaborative Forum’s report was finally published today – four years after it was compiled.

Mother and Baby Homes: Collaborative Forum's report to finally be published - after years of delays
# Legal Delays
# Legal Delays

Mother and Baby Homes: Collaborative Forum's report to finally be published - after years of delays

Nov 11th 2022, 8:29 PM 5,705 Views 0 Comments

One member of the forum has said it’s largely pointless to publish the report now.

# redress - October October 2022

Government told to sue religious orders, or seize their assets, if they refuse to pay redress
# Redress
# Redress

Government told to sue religious orders, or seize their assets, if they refuse to pay redress

Oct 27th 2022, 4:26 PM 26,856 Views 0 Comments

Kathleen Funchion said the fact that pharma companies will not pay towards redress, and that religious orders may not pay, is “absolutely disgusting”.

'€5,000 for your child being taken? You would get multiples of that for a whiplash injury'
# Redress
# Redress

'€5,000 for your child being taken? You would get multiples of that for a whiplash injury'

Updated Oct 19th 2022, 3:45 PM 37,656 Views 0 Comments

Opposition TDs have sharply criticised the Mother and Baby Homes redress scheme.

Holly Cairns: Calculating redress based on length of time in an institution is just wrong
# Mother-and-baby Homes
# Mother-and-baby Homes

Holly Cairns: Calculating redress based on length of time in an institution is just wrong

Oct 19th 2022, 7:00 AM 7,722 Views 10 Comments

The Social Democrats TD says the government’s redress scheme fails to consider human rights violations perpetrated on thousands of women and children.

Mother and Baby Homes: People will have up to five years to apply for redress under new scheme
# Redress
# Redress

Mother and Baby Homes: People will have up to five years to apply for redress under new scheme

Oct 17th 2022, 6:09 PM 7,897 Views 0 Comments

New payment bands for compensation have now been confirmed.

Mother and Baby Homes: Survivors say redress scheme ignores the trauma of family separation
# Roderic O'Gorman
# Roderic O'Gorman

Mother and Baby Homes: Survivors say redress scheme ignores the trauma of family separation

Updated Oct 11th 2022, 6:00 PM 27,000 Views 15 Comments

The controversial €800 million scheme was approved by the Cabinet today.

Mother and Baby Homes: Some consequences - like testimonies - are more important than others
# Review Scrapped
# Review Scrapped

Mother and Baby Homes: Some consequences - like testimonies - are more important than others

Oct 8th 2022, 8:30 AM 18,247 Views 0 Comments

Nearly two years after the Commission of Investigation published its final report, survivors are still being ignored, Órla Ryan writes.

# redress - This year 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 11,770 Views 0 Comments

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

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 7,161 Views 0 Comments

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

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 42,322 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."
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 11,049 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.

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 7,581 Views 0 Comments

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

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 10,680 Views 8 Comments

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

Extract: 'My mother was given a half hour’s notice to get me ready to have me taken from her'
# Institutional Abuse
# Institutional Abuse

Extract: 'My mother was given a half hour’s notice to get me ready to have me taken from her'

Jun 12th 2022, 7:00 AM 28,333 Views 10 Comments

In a new book on redress and Ireland’s institutions, Mary Harney tells her story of illegal adoption and the abuse and neglect that followed.

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 7,324 Views 0 Comments

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

'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 19,809 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

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 10,149 Views 2 Comments

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

Mica homeowner group welcomes new report on costings for grant scheme
# Redress
# Redress

Mica homeowner group welcomes new report on costings for grant scheme

Mar 3rd 2022, 3:42 PM 6,828 Views 4 Comments

The report puts rebuild costs at between €150,000 and €421,000 depending on the size and location of the house.

'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 14,801 Views 0 Comments

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

# redress - Last year 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 16,145 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.

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 11,911 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
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 56,641 Views 138 Comments

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

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 13,981 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.

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 12,808 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.

'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 21,400 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
'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 19,865 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 31,248 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 5,701 Views 6 Comments

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

'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 10,423 Views 2 Comments

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

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 9,779 Views 6 Comments

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

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 20,929 Views 0 Comments

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

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 11,196 Views 27 Comments

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

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 8,591 Views 16 Comments

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

'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 30,566 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.
'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 14,688 Views 45 Comments

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

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 20,247 Views 16 Comments

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

'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 11,798 Views 0 Comments

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

'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 24,025 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.
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