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Saturday 23 January, 2021

Opinion: The mother and baby homes Commission report misses the point on redress
# Child Welfare
# Child Welfare

Opinion: The mother and baby homes Commission report misses the point on redress

Jan 23rd 2021, 10:00 AM 15,317 Views 16 Comments

Academic Máiréad Enright takes a forensic look at the Mother & Baby Home report and shares her concerns with its approach to redress.

Saturday 12 December, 2020

Column: 'Hands off' symphysiotomy judgement did not hold Ireland to any rigorous standard
# Mairead Enright
# Mairead Enright

Column: 'Hands off' symphysiotomy judgement did not hold Ireland to any rigorous standard

Dec 12th 2020, 12:05 AM 9,949 Views 2 Comments

“It also suggests that if we want survivors to be treated properly, we need to hold the state to the highest possible standards in the Oireachtas.”

Monday 3 March, 2014

Column: Attempts to silence survivors of symphysiotomy must be fought
# Medical Scandal
# Medical Scandal

Column: Attempts to silence survivors of symphysiotomy must be fought

Mar 3rd 2014, 1:00 PM 184 Views 5 Comments

Reliance on ex gratia redress schemes should be read against a backdrop of Government reluctance to allow these victims – and others like them – to speak on their own terms about the recent past, writes Máiréad Enright.

Friday 15 February, 2013

Column: Denying Traveller ethnicity makes Ireland a rogue state
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Denying Traveller ethnicity makes Ireland a rogue state

Feb 15th 2013, 7:00 AM 986 Views 140 Comments

Not recognising Traveller’s ethnicity creates a dangerous precedent for every human right- denying government that wants to justify racism, writes Dr Robbie McVeigh.