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#Redress

# redress - Thursday 12 October, 2017

Couple affected by tracker mortgage scandal suffered stroke and nervous breakdown

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?

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

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'

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

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

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

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

“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

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...

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

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

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

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’

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?

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

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'

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Good morning, here’s everything you need to know to launch yourself into Wednesday.

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

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

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

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.

# redress - Thursday 31 October, 2013

'Shatter needs to make a public statement on redress delay for Magdalene women'

Mary Lou McDonald said time was ticking and that at least two women have passed away without receiving compensation.

# redress - Thursday 17 October, 2013

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.

# redress - Sunday 4 August, 2013

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”.

# redress - Thursday 25 July, 2013

"Determined" Bethany Home survivors to continue fight for redress

The survivors are to regroup and consider their options in their fight for redress.

# redress - Wednesday 24 July, 2013

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”.

# redress - Tuesday 23 July, 2013

Government seeks information from symphysiotomy groups ahead of decision

Health Minister James Reilly and Minister Kathleen Lynch will meet the groups representing the women affected next Tuesday.

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.

# redress - Thursday 18 July, 2013

Cabinet 'to make decision on Bethany Home next week'

The survivors who lived in the home have been calling for a number of years for redress and an apology for their time there.

# redress - Wednesday 10 July, 2013

Taoiseach won't comment on redress scheme for symphysiotomy victims

Enda Kenny also rejected that Government has been secretive on issue and commits to meeting support groups

# redress - Saturday 6 July, 2013

Some Magdalene survivors "expressed difficulty" in understanding redress

Justice for Magdalenes research has published a guide, and said it will “empower” survivors when applying for the funds.

# redress - Thursday 27 June, 2013

Magdalene group seeks meeting with Shatter over ‘deeply unfair’ redress scheme

The compensation scheme announced this week falls far short of what’s required, survivors say.

# redress - Wednesday 26 June, 2013

Magdalene survivor group ‘not happy at all’ with redress package

Members of the group Magdalene Survivors Together have demanded the religious orders which operated the laundry system be held responsible for the abuse that went on inside them.

‘Today is about justice’: Magdalene redress scheme details announced

The Magdalene survivors will all receive cash payments from €11,500 to €100,000, depending on their length of stay.

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