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#Redress

# 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 75,431 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 27,788 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 44,999 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 27,282 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 11,757 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 35,999 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 22,280 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 11,506 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 17,680 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.

# redress - Sunday 21 October, 2018

'Totally and utterly ruined': The eight-year battle by homeowners affected by mica concrete block scandal
# Crumbling
# Crumbling

'Totally and utterly ruined': The eight-year battle by homeowners affected by mica concrete block scandal

Oct 21st 2018, 8:00 PM 50,585 Views 41 Comments

The government recently announced a redress scheme which has been welcomed, but it has come too late for some.

# redress - Thursday 5 July, 2018

Motion seeking redress for victims abused as children passes despite government opposition
# Justice
# Justice

Motion seeking redress for victims abused as children passes despite government opposition

Updated Jul 5th 2018, 1:49 PM 17,071 Views 28 Comments

The government argued that the State’s responsibility can’t be established through a conviction.

# redress - Wednesday 25 April, 2018

3,400 new victims of tracker mortgage scandal identified
# Tracker Mortgage Scandal
# Tracker Mortgage Scandal

3,400 new victims of tracker mortgage scandal identified

Apr 25th 2018, 12:01 PM 13,720 Views 52 Comments

37,100 customers affected by the scandal have now been identified, with €459 million in redress paid to date.

# redress - Thursday 23 November, 2017

Objections by Department of Justice to Magdalen redress investigation 'disingenuous' - Ombudsman
# Opportunity Lost
# Opportunity Lost

Objections by Department of Justice to Magdalen redress investigation 'disingenuous' - Ombudsman

Nov 23rd 2017, 11:30 AM 13,781 Views 21 Comments

The Ombudsman has been harshly critical of the Department of Justice in his report published this morning.

# redress - Thursday 12 October, 2017

Couple affected by tracker mortgage scandal suffered stroke and nervous breakdown
# Justice
# Justice

Couple affected by tracker mortgage scandal suffered stroke and nervous breakdown

Oct 12th 2017, 3:37 PM 28,055 Views 60 Comments

A number of customers affected by the error shared stories today of the hardship it caused.

# redress - Friday 25 August, 2017

'Burn it to the ground': What should be done with Magdalene laundry buildings?
# Sean Mcdermott Street
# Sean Mcdermott Street

'Burn it to the ground': What should be done with Magdalene laundry buildings?

Aug 25th 2017, 5:50 PM 47,155 Views 97 Comments

A group of survivors and their families gathered at the back of a Dublin Magdalene laundry today to share their stories.

# redress - Thursday 22 June, 2017

"Nobody told us she had died" - the story of Margaret Bullen, who spent her entire life in a Magdalene Laundry
# A Life Stolen
# A Life Stolen

"Nobody told us she had died" - the story of Margaret Bullen, who spent her entire life in a Magdalene Laundry

Jun 22nd 2017, 6:20 AM 54,155 Views 56 Comments

Margaret Bullen died in 2003 aged just 50 from a disease possibly linked to her exposure to industrial-strength chemicals in the Laundries where she had lived.

# redress - Friday 14 April, 2017

Caranua boss withdraws comments in which she said abuse survivors were 'damaged'
# Redress
# Redress

Caranua boss withdraws comments in which she said abuse survivors were 'damaged'

Apr 14th 2017, 4:24 PM 13,187 Views 34 Comments

CEO Mary Higgins faced tough questions at the PAC over how survivors have been treated.

# redress - Wednesday 12 April, 2017

'Immoral and repulsive': Fury at Zappone's refusal for redress for mother and baby home survivors
# Shameful Decision
# Shameful Decision

'Immoral and repulsive': Fury at Zappone's refusal for redress for mother and baby home survivors

Apr 12th 2017, 2:08 PM 16,421 Views 54 Comments

The Coalition of Mother and Baby Home Survivors called it a “shameful decision”.

# redress - Tuesday 4 April, 2017

Congregation says government was 'forced' to set up €1.5 billion redress scheme for abuse victims
# Historical Abuse
# Historical Abuse

Congregation says government was 'forced' to set up €1.5 billion redress scheme for abuse victims

Apr 4th 2017, 7:53 AM 13,644 Views 45 Comments

The Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate, one of the 18 congregations investigated by the Ryan Commission, has published a statement on the matter.

# redress - Thursday 23 March, 2017

Tracker mortgages: €76 million paid out in compensation so far to customers denied proper rates
# Central Bank
# Central Bank

Tracker mortgages: €76 million paid out in compensation so far to customers denied proper rates

Mar 23rd 2017, 11:30 AM 10,320 Views 10 Comments

A new report states that 9,900 impacted customer accounts have now been identified by lenders.

# redress - Wednesday 23 November, 2016

5 women due compensation for 'barbaric and cruel' childbirth procedure died before receiving it
# Symphysiotomy
# Symphysiotomy

5 women due compensation for 'barbaric and cruel' childbirth procedure died before receiving it

Nov 23rd 2016, 10:20 AM 12,783 Views 25 Comments

“The sons and daughters of these women feel that their mothers’ suffering never received any acknowledgment or recognition.”

# redress - Thursday 10 December, 2015

Man who was hung from window by nurses can't have €34,000 award reconsidered
# Abuse
# Abuse

Man who was hung from window by nurses can't have €34,000 award reconsidered

Dec 10th 2015, 8:37 PM 40,479 Views 12 Comments

The man suffered significant abuse St Gabriel’s Hospital Cabinteely during the 60s.

# redress - Tuesday 12 May, 2015

161,000 credit card customers are in for a €200 windfall...
# Happy Days
# Happy Days

161,000 credit card customers are in for a €200 windfall...

May 12th 2015, 3:32 PM 34,222 Views 14 Comments

Certain card-holders are entitled to redress after paying for insurance they don’t need.

# redress - Sunday 18 January, 2015

Many symphysiotomy survivors still don't know what happened to them
# Redress Scheme
# Redress Scheme

Many symphysiotomy survivors still don't know what happened to them

Jan 18th 2015, 10:00 AM 9,745 Views 4 Comments

There has been some difficulty in those who underwent the procedure accessing their medical records.

# redress - Friday 12 December, 2014

Mother-and-baby home survivors want fully inclusive inquiry into what happened to them
# Redress
# Redress

Mother-and-baby home survivors want fully inclusive inquiry into what happened to them

Dec 12th 2014, 4:40 PM 4,208 Views 12 Comments

It is anticipated the terms of reference of the Commission of Inquiry will be discussed by Cabinet next week.

# redress - Monday 24 November, 2014

Opinion: Without meaningful action, apologies to child abuse survivors are just words
# Redress
# Redress

Opinion: Without meaningful action, apologies to child abuse survivors are just words

Nov 24th 2014, 7:58 PM 731 Views 67 Comments

Ten months on from the European Court of Human Rights’ judgement in favour of Louise O’Keeffe, nothing had been forthcoming from the State for survivors.

# redress - Friday 21 November, 2014

'For the first time in 16 years we were treated the same as Catholics'
# Bethany Home
# Bethany Home

'For the first time in 16 years we were treated the same as Catholics'

Nov 21st 2014, 1:52 PM 10,755 Views 5 Comments

Mother and baby homes, including one group from a Protestant home, met with Minister James Reilly this month.

# redress - Thursday 6 November, 2014

Symphysiotomy compensation scheme announced - but how many survivors will apply?
# Redress
# Redress

Symphysiotomy compensation scheme announced - but how many survivors will apply?

Nov 6th 2014, 10:23 AM 6,128 Views 21 Comments

That’s according to a survivors group SOS, which describes its time limits as “draconian”.

# redress - Friday 26 September, 2014

"Time of the essence" in symphysiotomy redress as three survivors die
# Childbirth
# Childbirth

"Time of the essence" in symphysiotomy redress as three survivors die

Sep 26th 2014, 10:30 PM 5,874 Views 3 Comments

The three deaths have occurred since the scheme was announced in July.

# redress - Monday 14 July, 2014

UN told symphysiotomy patients were 'operated upon wide awake and often screaming'
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

UN told symphysiotomy patients were 'operated upon wide awake and often screaming'

Jul 14th 2014, 10:50 PM 22,491 Views 25 Comments

The Justice Minister defended the State redress scheme for survivors of symphysiotomy at a meeting of the UN Human Rights Committee in Geneva today.

# redress - Sunday 6 July, 2014

Survivors of Symphysiotomy reject €34 million redress scheme

Survivors of Symphysiotomy reject €34 million redress scheme

Jul 6th 2014, 7:12 PM 13,234 Views 46 Comments

There are currently up to 300 survivors alive today.

# redress - Tuesday 1 July, 2014

Victims of mother-and-baby homes should give evidence in public if they want to - Human rights group
# State Obligation
# State Obligation

Victims of mother-and-baby homes should give evidence in public if they want to - Human rights group

Jul 1st 2014, 9:03 AM 3,825 Views 11 Comments

The IHREC wants strong powers for the commission of investigation.

# redress - Wednesday 23 April, 2014

Magdalene Laundries survivors have received €10.3 million in compensation
# Redress
# Redress

Magdalene Laundries survivors have received €10.3 million in compensation

Apr 23rd 2014, 6:45 AM 7,744 Views 22 Comments

Justice Minister Alan Shatter told the Dáil that 731 applications have been made under the redress scheme so far.

# redress - Friday 7 March, 2014

Column: Irish financial consumers are bewildered, frightened and angry
# Credit Protection
# Credit Protection

Column: Irish financial consumers are bewildered, frightened and angry

Mar 7th 2014, 8:00 AM 78 Views 13 Comments

The protection available to consumers when they take out credit is still inadequate – despite all the promises that were made after the crash, writes Noeline Blackwell.

# redress - Tuesday 25 February, 2014

Abuse survivors to protest against redress fund
# Compensation
# Compensation

Abuse survivors to protest against redress fund

Feb 25th 2014, 10:13 AM 4,774 Views 16 Comments

Survivors Who Stand Together claim that they are being treated like “beggars”.

# redress - Wednesday 19 February, 2014

Magdalene survivors still 'distressed and confused' over claiming redress
# Guide
# Guide

Magdalene survivors still 'distressed and confused' over claiming redress

Feb 19th 2014, 8:27 PM 5,173 Views 20 Comments

JFM Research has published a supplementary guide for women experiencing issues claiming restorative justice.

Women 'yet to receive a penny' on anniversary of apology to Magdalene survivors
# Redress
# Redress

Women 'yet to receive a penny' on anniversary of apology to Magdalene survivors

Feb 19th 2014, 6:15 AM 5,783 Views 23 Comments

Today marks the one year anniversary of the apology from the Taoiseach to Magdalene survivors.

# redress - Tuesday 10 December, 2013

Dáil to debate apology and redress for Bethany Home survivors
# Bethany Home
# Bethany Home

Dáil to debate apology and redress for Bethany Home survivors

Dec 10th 2013, 7:30 AM 2,412 Views 11 Comments

The government’s decision not to provide a redress scheme for survivors of the Dublin home will come under scrutiny tonight and tomorrow.

# redress - Monday 11 November, 2013

Victims of Michael Neary get new redress scheme
# Lourdes Hospital
# Lourdes Hospital

Victims of Michael Neary get new redress scheme

Nov 11th 2013, 7:42 AM 4,800 Views 11 Comments

The scheme is aimed at women who were over the age of 40 when the unnecessary operations were carried out on them by Michael Neary.