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# State apology

Last year
Labour calls for State apology and compensation for thalidomide survivors
Taoiseach Micheál Martin said that he wanted to develop a “mediation approach” with the survivors.
Taoiseach ‘more than willing’ to offer State apology for illegal birth registrations
Children’s Minister Roderic O’Gorman yesterday issued an apology in the Seanad on behalf of the Government.
Minister for Children apologises on behalf of Government for illegal birth registrations
A report made to the Government in September called for a state apology and a full inquiry into illegal adoptions.
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'I apologise for the profound generational wrong': Taoiseach gives landmark apology to survivors of mother and baby homes
About 9,000 children died in the 18 homes under investigation.
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.
'A lack of respect': Vicky Phelan hits out at TDs who didn't attend formal Dáil apology
Speaking to RTÉ Radio One today, Phelan said she was “annoyed” that the apology was delayed.
State apology on the cards after Varadkar and Harris meet CervicalCheck support group
Patient representatives, however, say a full apology is only possible with a full understanding of who’s accountable.
Justice Minister apologises to whistleblower Maurice McCabe on behalf of the State
Justice Peter Charleton found there was a “campaign of calumny” to smear Garda McCabe.
Details of Magdalene compensation scheme due today
The Minister for Justice is expected to be published details of the compensation and support scheme for hundreds of women who survived the laundries.
LIVE: Dáil debates the findings of the Magdalene Laundries report
TDs this evening debate the findings of the inter-departmental report, with expectations of a formal State apology.