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# Bethany Home

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'A remarkable man': Bethany Home campaigner Derek Leinster dies aged 81
His legal proceedings against the State are ongoing.
Bethany Home survivor 'highly concerned' by legal delays as State seeks more time to respond
The State believes parts of Derek Leinster’s case fall outside the statute of limitations.
Mother & Baby Homes: Just 40 survivors get health files amid row over GPs signing off on requests
The majority of survivors, 31, received the records via Freedom of Information requests, not GDPR.
Only 40 survivors have received their medical files to date from the Department of Children, Órla Ryan reports
The majority of survivors received the records via Freedom of Information requests, rather than through GDPR
Just 10 people got their records after a GP signed off on the process, The Journal can reveal
Survivors consider legal action to get health records amid 'bizarre' row with department
Department 'in breach of EU law' unless it gives health records to Mother and Baby Home survivors
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Bethany Home survivor Derek Leinster lodges legal proceedings against Irish State
Leinster has campaigned for over 20 years for the inclusion of Bethany Home and other Protestant institutions in redress schemes.
Campaigner Derek Leinster says Protestant survivors and those living abroad 'not a priority' for redress
Leinster, who was born in Bethany Home in Dublin in 1941, has campaigned for redress for over 20 years.
Bethany Home survivors 'shocked' to receive first letter from a Taoiseach 'in 20 years'
The group, who all lived in the Protestant mother and baby home, hope the letter will lead to some progress in their case.
Names of 239 children who died in Protestant institutions added to memorial headstones
The name of a mother who died in childbirth was also added to one of the monuments.
Over 70 babies who died at Bethany Home - and one mother - to be named on new memorial stone
The stone will be unveiled next week.
Mother and baby home activist refuses to join selection panel for survivors' forum
Derek Leinster said that he believes that instead, Bethany Home survivors should be given redress before many of them die.
Call for Protestant burial site to be excavated to examine bodies from mother and baby homes
The Bethany Home Survivors’ Group has identified over 200 children from the home who were buried at Mount Jerome cemetery.
Dead from malnutrition and heart failure: 58 more children identified in unmarked graves in Dublin cemetery
One of those involved in tracking down the names said it brought them “great sadness”.
Bethany Home survivor takes first step in bringing case to human rights court
The survivor who wants to bring the case said that it had taken 23 years to get to this point.
"It would be a crime not to give us justice while we are still living"
They have been included in the commission of investigation into mother and baby homes, but Bethany Home survivors say they can’t wait another two years.
Names of five more children buried in paupers' graves found
That makes 227 names in total on the Bethany memorial .
The Government is on track to finally investigate mother-and-baby homes
Survivors want a fully inclusive inquiry into what happened to them.
Fears that survivors will die before mother-and-baby home probe even begins
The founder of one survivors’ group said they don’t want any more p
Mother-and-baby home survivors want fully inclusive inquiry into what happened to them
It is anticipated the terms of reference of the Commission of Inquiry will be discussed by Cabinet next week.
'For the first time in 16 years we were treated the same as Catholics'
Mother and baby homes, including one group from a Protestant home, met with Minister James Reilly this month.
Should the mother-and-baby homes inquiry include orphanages?
James Reilly isn’t so sure.
Over 222 children died in Bethany Home but 1939 report says they appeared 'happy'
One child was taken to hospital with severe whooping cough, conjunctivitis and infected feet.
Here's how to make a submission to the mother and baby homes inquiry
Children’s Minister Charlie Flanagan has encouraged those who wish to make a submission to “act without delay”.
"Cold, uncaring, uncivilised": The mother-and-child home where 222 babies died
The Bethany Home is to be investigated by the Government’s Commission for Investigation into mother-and-baby homes.
Bethany Home, where 222 children died, to be included in mother and baby home investigation
The Children’s Minister Charlie Flanagan said today that he was conscious of the grievances felt by those connected to the Bethany Home, a protestant-run home on Dublin’s Orwell Road.
Mary Lou McDonald warns that Tuam mass grave could be one of 'dozens'
Sinn Féin’s deputy leader has called for a public inquiry to look into all mother and baby homes nationwide.
'Appalling indignity': Government to revisit opening State redress scheme to Bethany Home survivors
Mary Lou McDonald said that the coalition has to date “flatly and coldly refused the Bethany survivors the dignity of recognition”.
Children died of malnutrition, syphilis, heart failure at mother and baby home
The children were extremely young, with some dying from syphilis, convulsions, heart failure and malnutrition.
Monument to 222 lost Bethany children to be unveiled at ceremony
The names of children who died while at the home are due to be released in the hope people will find their relations who lived there.
Memorial to 222 children who died at Bethany Home to be unveiled
The memorial is dedicated to the young babies and children who died while in the care of the home between 1922 and 1949.
Bethany Home survivors say Lynch should 'consult a mirror' on facts
The Dáil debated the lack of redress for the survivors this week.
Dáil to debate apology and redress for Bethany Home survivors
The government’s decision not to provide a redress scheme for survivors of the Dublin home will come under scrutiny tonight and tomorrow.
Bethany survivors to fund €6000 memorial themselves
Correspondence about a memorial has been sent to Minister Shatter, who is said to be considering the information.
Bethany Home survivors look into bringing government to court
Derek Leinster said that there has been some good news regarding a memorial at Mount Jerome cemetery.
Bethany Home survivor to speak at Trinity College
The night will also serve as the relaunch for two of Derek Leinster’s books, Hannah’s Shame and Destiny Unknown.
Bethany Home survivor appeals to Taoiseach over redress
Derek Leinster has said that he would like Enda Kenny to set up a small committee “to do the right thing”.
Poll: Should Bethany survivors be given same redress as Magdalenes?
Parallels have been made between the Bethany Home case and that of the Magadalene Laundries.
"Determined" Bethany Home survivors to continue fight for redress
The survivors are to regroup and consider their options in their fight for redress.
Minister said Bethany Home must be included in redress scheme... in 2010
Three years ago Kathleen Lynch said the government’s refusal to include the Bethany Home in a redress scgeme was a “running sore”. Yesterday she said the government’s decision to refuse redress was an “appropriate one”.
Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday
Everybody’s talking about the abortion bill being passed, John Perry and the first picture of the new royal baby.
Government: No redress scheme for survivors of Bethany Home
One survivor said he was “devastated” by the decision which was announced by government in a statement this evening.
McGuinness calls for justice for Bethany Home survivors
The men and women, who say they were neglected while in the care of the home, met with the North’s Deputy First Minister yesterday.