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#Survivors

# survivors - Sunday 10 April, 2022

Tric Kearney: 'It was time to say I have more than survived George Gibney'
# George Gibney
# George Gibney

Tric Kearney: 'It was time to say I have more than survived George Gibney'

Apr 10th 2022, 9:13 PM 25,205 Views 8 Comments

Author Tric Kearney describes how revisiting painful, 25-year-old memories in a popular podcast finally gave her and other survivors a voice.

# survivors - Tuesday 16 November, 2021

'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 5,672 Views 6 Comments

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

# survivors - Thursday 11 November, 2021

Domestic violence survivors granted easier access to rent supplement on a permanent basis
# Domestic Violence
# Domestic Violence

Domestic violence survivors granted easier access to rent supplement on a permanent basis

Nov 11th 2021, 1:35 PM 6,558 Views 17 Comments

The measure will be reviewed after three months to assess the applicant’s situation.

# survivors - Thursday 3 June, 2021

'The correct thing to do': Mother and Baby Homes Commission members urged to appear before Oireachtas committee
# Survivors
# Survivors

'The correct thing to do': Mother and Baby Homes Commission members urged to appear before Oireachtas committee

Updated Jun 3rd 2021, 4:45 PM 14,385 Views 16 Comments

Tánaiste Leo Vardakar said the authors of the report should come before the Oireachtas “without delay”.

# survivors - Wednesday 2 June, 2021

'Yet another blow to survivors': Women get few answers as Commissioner defends report
# Mary Daly
# Mary Daly

'Yet another blow to survivors': Women get few answers as Commissioner defends report

Jun 2nd 2021, 9:51 PM 45,461 Views 25 Comments
  • Commissioner defends Mother and Baby Home report in first public comments, saying 'ultra legal' approach was needed
  • 'My view is we've done a job and, basically, let's let others go and take it further,' Professor Mary Daly said
  • The evidence given by hundreds of survivors to the Confidential Committee was essentially discounted, Órla Ryan writes

# survivors - Saturday 29 May, 2021

'Women would disappear and no one said anything': Breaking the silence on mother and baby homes
# Concert
# Concert

'Women would disappear and no one said anything': Breaking the silence on mother and baby homes

May 29th 2021, 6:30 AM 17,477 Views 25 Comments

Survivors, adoptees and Christy Moore will perform in an event at the National Concert Hall tonight.

# survivors - 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 16,683 Views 10 Comments

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

# survivors - 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 26,354 Views 38 Comments

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

# survivors - Wednesday 27 January, 2021

Children's Committee wants Chair of Mother and Baby Homes Commission to answer questions
# Final Report
# Final Report

Children's Committee wants Chair of Mother and Baby Homes Commission to answer questions

Jan 27th 2021, 12:53 PM 12,149 Views 16 Comments

Survivors will be asked to attend a separate hearing so they can raise any questions or concerns they have.

# survivors - Thursday 14 January, 2021

Mother and baby home survivors told they can request full paper copy of commission report if they want to read it
# Hard Copies
# Hard Copies

Mother and baby home survivors told they can request full paper copy of commission report if they want to read it

Jan 14th 2021, 2:54 PM 11,745 Views 12 Comments

The department said no physical copies of the report were made available ahead of its online release.

# survivors - 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 27,804 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.

# survivors - 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 45,051 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.

# survivors - Thursday 3 December, 2020

Final report of Commission into Mother and Baby Homes to be published in January
# Roderic O'Gorman
# Roderic O'Gorman

Final report of Commission into Mother and Baby Homes to be published in January

Updated Dec 3rd 2020, 11:52 AM 9,979 Views 15 Comments

The report will be published on the week of 11 January, Minister Roderic O’Gorman has confirmed.

# survivors - Wednesday 28 October, 2020

Government to set up archive of records related to institutional trauma in 20th century
# Cabinet Meeting
# Cabinet Meeting

Government to set up archive of records related to institutional trauma in 20th century

Updated Oct 28th 2020, 8:11 PM 25,549 Views 27 Comments

The government released a statement about the Mother and Baby Homes this evening.

# survivors - Friday 12 April, 2019

Opinion: 'I was born with my organs outside my body and given the last rites but now I have two children of my own'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: 'I was born with my organs outside my body and given the last rites but now I have two children of my own'

Apr 12th 2019, 7:00 AM 36,965 Views 28 Comments

When I was born I weighed just 3lbs 3oz and was expected to die. I survived but faced persistent bullying about my condition well into adulthood, writes Edwina Wrenn.

# survivors - Tuesday 2 October, 2018

Tusla has a file from 1980s on Bill Kenneally, says abuse survivor
# Waterford
# Waterford

Tusla has a file from 1980s on Bill Kenneally, says abuse survivor

Oct 2nd 2018, 8:11 AM 33,156 Views 0 Comments

The 20-page file was written in the 1980s, and was brought to the attention of survivors through an FOI request.

# survivors - Sunday 30 September, 2018

Death toll in horrific Indonesia tsunami is now at least 832 and is expected to rise
# Disaster
# Disaster

Death toll in horrific Indonesia tsunami is now at least 832 and is expected to rise

Sep 30th 2018, 8:11 AM 12,890 Views 7 Comments

The death toll is expected to worsen considerably as so many regions have yet to be heard from in the aftermath of the quake.

# survivors - Saturday 25 August, 2018

Pope compared cover up in Church to 'sh*t' in private meeting, abuse survivors say
# Pope Francis
# Pope Francis

Pope compared cover up in Church to 'sh*t' in private meeting, abuse survivors say

Aug 25th 2018, 9:10 PM 75,273 Views 118 Comments

The pope met a group of eight survivors this evening.

# survivors - Saturday 7 April, 2018

Progress on Bill Kenneally inquiry as survivors meet Justice Minister
# Survivors
# Survivors

Progress on Bill Kenneally inquiry as survivors meet Justice Minister

Apr 7th 2018, 6:59 AM 6,166 Views 0 Comments

The Commission of Investigation could start as early as this summer.

# survivors - Thursday 8 February, 2018

'We could hear his phone ringing' - Taiwanese rescuers brave leaning building collapse amid quake aftershocks
# Taiwan
# Taiwan

'We could hear his phone ringing' - Taiwanese rescuers brave leaning building collapse amid quake aftershocks

Feb 8th 2018, 7:19 AM 8,086 Views 4 Comments

At least nine people died in Tuesday’s earthquake in the popular tourist city of Hualien.

# survivors - Sunday 28 January, 2018

Seven survivors from missing ferry found drifting in a dinghy on the Pacific Ocean
# New Zealand
# New Zealand

Seven survivors from missing ferry found drifting in a dinghy on the Pacific Ocean

Jan 28th 2018, 5:30 PM 25,644 Views 8 Comments

Six adults and a baby were on board the dinghy.

# survivors - Friday 26 January, 2018

Witnesses describe mass panic as dozens killed in huge hospital blaze in South Korea
# Miryang
# Miryang

Witnesses describe mass panic as dozens killed in huge hospital blaze in South Korea

Jan 26th 2018, 9:16 PM 13,500 Views 5 Comments

More than 130 were hurt in the fire, the country’s worst for 15 years.

# survivors - Saturday 16 December, 2017

'Now, I can tell my stories. I've been silenced my whole life': Tuam survivors network launches
# Survivors
# Survivors

'Now, I can tell my stories. I've been silenced my whole life': Tuam survivors network launches

Dec 16th 2017, 7:00 AM 13,889 Views 49 Comments

Survivor Peter Mulryan was born in the Tuam mother and baby home in Galway and lived in the institute for four and half years.

# survivors - Saturday 9 December, 2017

Bravery medals would bring 'final closure' for Jadotville survivors
# Closure
# Closure

Bravery medals would bring 'final closure' for Jadotville survivors

Dec 9th 2017, 12:05 AM 10,422 Views 23 Comments

While families welcomed the recent awarding of a unit citation and Bonn Jadotville medal, it is hoped eight of the men will be specifically awarded for their bravery.

# survivors - Tuesday 14 November, 2017

Survivors of Iran quake that killed more than 400 spend second night in the open air
# Kermanshah
# Kermanshah

Survivors of Iran quake that killed more than 400 spend second night in the open air

Nov 14th 2017, 7:17 AM 5,556 Views 7 Comments

Iran is observing a day of national mourning for victims of earthquake which killed more than 400 people on Sunday.

# survivors - Monday 21 August, 2017

'She thought I was dead': Irish survivor of Barcelona attack speaks out
# Las Ramblas
# Las Ramblas

'She thought I was dead': Irish survivor of Barcelona attack speaks out

Aug 21st 2017, 5:03 PM 20,370 Views 2 Comments

An Irish-Filipino family were caught up in the Barcelona terror attack last week.

# survivors - Tuesday 4 July, 2017

'We wanted to be loved': Institutional abuse survivors take their fight for justice to the UN
# Abuse
# Abuse

'We wanted to be loved': Institutional abuse survivors take their fight for justice to the UN

Jul 4th 2017, 6:00 PM 11,944 Views 27 Comments

A report launched today criticises the State’s treatment of victims, which it says has caused further trauma.

# survivors - Saturday 27 May, 2017

'I'm a former child resident of a mother and baby home. We want truth and justice'
# Transitional Justice
# Transitional Justice

'I'm a former child resident of a mother and baby home. We want truth and justice'

May 27th 2017, 9:30 AM 1,359 Views 25 Comments

“Institutional Ireland” is still failing survivors of residential institutions, writes Conrad Bryan.

# survivors - Monday 3 April, 2017

At least 254 dead, including 43 children, as toll from Colombian horror mudslide continues to climb
# Tragic
# Tragic

At least 254 dead, including 43 children, as toll from Colombian horror mudslide continues to climb

Apr 3rd 2017, 7:09 AM 8,142 Views 4 Comments

The deadly landslide, which struck late on Friday evening, resulted from days of heavy rains.

# survivors - Sunday 12 February, 2017

New Zealand beached whale crisis 'over' say rescuers
# Survivors
# Survivors

New Zealand beached whale crisis 'over' say rescuers

Feb 12th 2017, 7:18 AM 10,399 Views 5 Comments

Many volunteers gathered on the shoreline broke down in tears on hearing the latest strandings appeared to be over.

# survivors - Sunday 29 January, 2017

President Higgins calls for fight against politics of fear and hatred while marking Holocaust Memorial
# Commemoration
# Commemoration

President Higgins calls for fight against politics of fear and hatred while marking Holocaust Memorial

Jan 29th 2017, 7:00 AM 7,214 Views 49 Comments

Minister Flanagan said we must be vigilant in standing against fundamentalist ideologies.

# survivors - Friday 20 January, 2017

Hopes for new group of survivors at Italian mountain hotel following avalanche
# Not Giving Up
# Not Giving Up

Hopes for new group of survivors at Italian mountain hotel following avalanche

Jan 20th 2017, 4:05 PM 27,216 Views 11 Comments

More than 25 people are believed to have been staying at the hotel when it was hit.

# survivors - Wednesday 26 October, 2016

29 migrants die in toxic pool of fuel and seawater off coast of Libya
# The Mediterranean
# The Mediterranean

29 migrants die in toxic pool of fuel and seawater off coast of Libya

Oct 26th 2016, 8:27 PM 11,321 Views 37 Comments

The horrific discovery was made yesterday by a Doctors without Borders (MSF) rescue ship.

# survivors - Tuesday 19 April, 2016

Desperate search for survivors as Ecuador earthquake death toll passes 400
# Disaster
# Disaster

Desperate search for survivors as Ecuador earthquake death toll passes 400

Apr 19th 2016, 10:50 AM 8,670 Views 3 Comments

The earthquake is the biggest tragedy of its kind in Ecuador in 67 years.

# survivors - Saturday 14 November, 2015

"I was faced with the prospect of my daughter - who was 6 at the time - going to my funeral"
# Get Yourself Checked
# Get Yourself Checked

"I was faced with the prospect of my daughter - who was 6 at the time - going to my funeral"

Nov 14th 2015, 9:45 PM 26,487 Views 3 Comments

November is prostate cancer awareness month. We get some stories from the frontline of the battle against cancer.

# survivors - Wednesday 21 October, 2015

Accommodation for Carrickmines survivors found - but NOT in Rockville Drive
# Temporary
# Temporary

Accommodation for Carrickmines survivors found - but NOT in Rockville Drive

Oct 21st 2015, 5:09 PM 25,987 Views 139 Comments

They will be housed in a car park adjacent to Ballyogan Works Depot.

# survivors - Friday 25 September, 2015

"Ireland saw her as a fallen woman - but she was my mother"
# Survivors
# Survivors

"Ireland saw her as a fallen woman - but she was my mother"

Sep 25th 2015, 6:01 AM 21,800 Views 10 Comments

Dublin councillor Francis Timmons, who grew up in a mother and baby home in the 1970s, is calling for James Reilly to take a look at redress schemes for survivors.

# survivors - Tuesday 9 June, 2015

Tusla defends its decision to withdraw funding from the Rape Crisis Network
# Sexual Violence
# Sexual Violence

Tusla defends its decision to withdraw funding from the Rape Crisis Network

Jun 9th 2015, 1:30 PM 13,727 Views 28 Comments

It says, “The decision is dictated by the need to achieve the best use of limited available resources.”

# survivors - Sunday 7 June, 2015

Have the human rights of symphysiotomy survivors been abused?
# Survivors
# Survivors

Have the human rights of symphysiotomy survivors been abused?

Jun 7th 2015, 7:45 AM 5,542 Views 2 Comments

Independent TD Clare Daly recently said that recommendations made by the United Nations have not been met.

# survivors - Friday 22 May, 2015

Magdalene survivors to get specialised health cards from next month
# Long Time Coming
# Long Time Coming

Magdalene survivors to get specialised health cards from next month

May 22nd 2015, 8:10 PM 5,605 Views 3 Comments

The women will be eligible for a range of health services from the start of July.

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