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#Abuse victims

# abuse-victims - Tuesday 9 July, 2019

Dáil apology from Taoiseach after judge's finding that abuse redress scheme is 'inherently illogical'

A retired judge said that the State’s approach showed an “inherent inversion of logic and a fundamental unfairness to applicants”.

# abuse-victims - Tuesday 28 August, 2018

Explainer: What do the survivors of Catholic Church abuse want from the Vatican?

The papal visit saw many headlines about clerical abuse and about how survivor groups were unhappy with the Church’s response to it.

# abuse-victims - Friday 1 June, 2018

US Catholic Church archdiocese reaches €179 million settlement with 450 abuse victims

Victims welcomed the settlement with relief but stressed that their emotional scars have remained.

# abuse-victims - Tuesday 25 February, 2014

Final cost of abuse fund to reach €1.46bn, religious orders still short on their contribution

Figures presented to Cabinet today show that a scheme set up to compensate thousands of victims of abuse in residential institutions has received 15,396 applications since it was set up over a decade ago.

# abuse-victims - Monday 1 October, 2012

Congregations have 'moral obligation' to meet costs for abuse victims - Quinn

Writing in the Irish Examiner today, Education Minister Ruairí Quinn says that religious congregations must meet their obligation to victims of residential abuse.

# abuse-victims - Wednesday 8 February, 2012

Catholic Church rejects claims 'very few' abuse victims received support

Church authorities highlighted counselling services, public apologies and compensation paid after victims came forward.