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#Bethany Home

# bethany-home - Monday 26 November, 2018

Bethany Home survivors 'shocked' to receive first letter from a Taoiseach 'in 20 years'
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# Leo Varadkar

Bethany Home survivors 'shocked' to receive first letter from a Taoiseach 'in 20 years'

Nov 26th 2018, 6:45 AM 15,984 Views 3 Comments

The group, who all lived in the Protestant mother and baby home, hope the letter will lead to some progress in their case.

# bethany-home - Friday 29 June, 2018

Names of 239 children who died in Protestant institutions added to memorial headstones

Names of 239 children who died in Protestant institutions added to memorial headstones

Jun 29th 2018, 10:38 PM 17,010 Views 41 Comments

The name of a mother who died in childbirth was also added to one of the monuments.

# bethany-home - Sunday 24 June, 2018

Over 70 babies who died at Bethany Home - and one mother - to be named on new memorial stone
# Mother And Baby Home
# Mother And Baby Home

Over 70 babies who died at Bethany Home - and one mother - to be named on new memorial stone

Jun 24th 2018, 4:00 PM 16,212 Views 19 Comments

The stone will be unveiled next week.

# bethany-home - Tuesday 20 March, 2018

Mother and baby home activist refuses to join selection panel for survivors' forum
# Bethany Home
# Bethany Home

Mother and baby home activist refuses to join selection panel for survivors' forum

Mar 20th 2018, 6:00 AM 12,424 Views 7 Comments

Derek Leinster said that he believes that instead, Bethany Home survivors should be given redress before many of them die.

# bethany-home - Monday 8 January, 2018

Call for Protestant burial site to be excavated to examine bodies from mother and baby homes
# Bethany Home
# Bethany Home

Call for Protestant burial site to be excavated to examine bodies from mother and baby homes

Jan 8th 2018, 6:15 AM 9,969 Views 31 Comments

The Bethany Home Survivors’ Group has identified over 200 children from the home who were buried at Mount Jerome cemetery.

# bethany-home - Saturday 6 January, 2018

Dead from malnutrition and heart failure: 58 more children identified in unmarked graves in Dublin cemetery
# Bethany Home
# Bethany Home

Dead from malnutrition and heart failure: 58 more children identified in unmarked graves in Dublin cemetery

Jan 6th 2018, 12:05 AM 35,222 Views 178 Comments

One of those involved in tracking down the names said it brought them “great sadness”.

# bethany-home - Monday 1 August, 2016

Bethany Home survivor takes first step in bringing case to human rights court
# Mother And Baby Home
# Mother And Baby Home

Bethany Home survivor takes first step in bringing case to human rights court

Aug 1st 2016, 7:15 AM 10,630 Views 9 Comments

The survivor who wants to bring the case said that it had taken 23 years to get to this point.

# bethany-home - Sunday 20 December, 2015

"It would be a crime not to give us justice while we are still living"
# Bethany Home
# Bethany Home

"It would be a crime not to give us justice while we are still living"

Dec 20th 2015, 8:00 AM 7,132 Views 7 Comments

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.

# bethany-home - Monday 6 April, 2015

Names of five more children buried in paupers' graves found
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# Bethany Home

Names of five more children buried in paupers' graves found

Apr 6th 2015, 7:00 AM 12,109 Views 7 Comments

That makes 227 names in total on the Bethany memorial .

# bethany-home - Thursday 8 January, 2015

The Government is on track to finally investigate mother-and-baby homes
# Ireland's Past
# Ireland's Past

The Government is on track to finally investigate mother-and-baby homes

Jan 8th 2015, 7:09 PM 7,003 Views 3 Comments

Survivors want a fully inclusive inquiry into what happened to them.

# bethany-home - Wednesday 17 December, 2014

Fears that survivors will die before mother-and-baby home probe even begins
# Bethany Home
# Bethany Home

Fears that survivors will die before mother-and-baby home probe even begins

Dec 17th 2014, 7:15 AM 3,583 Views 8 Comments

The founder of one survivors’ group said they don’t want any more p

# bethany-home - Friday 12 December, 2014

Mother-and-baby home survivors want fully inclusive inquiry into what happened to them
# Redress
# Redress

Mother-and-baby home survivors want fully inclusive inquiry into what happened to them

Dec 12th 2014, 4:40 PM 4,180 Views 12 Comments

It is anticipated the terms of reference of the Commission of Inquiry will be discussed by Cabinet next week.

# bethany-home - Friday 21 November, 2014

'For the first time in 16 years we were treated the same as Catholics'
# Bethany Home
# Bethany Home

'For the first time in 16 years we were treated the same as Catholics'

Nov 21st 2014, 1:52 PM 10,731 Views 5 Comments

Mother and baby homes, including one group from a Protestant home, met with Minister James Reilly this month.

# bethany-home - Saturday 15 November, 2014

Should the mother-and-baby homes inquiry include orphanages?
# Tuam Babies
# Tuam Babies

Should the mother-and-baby homes inquiry include orphanages?

Nov 15th 2014, 7:45 AM 4,984 Views 14 Comments

James Reilly isn’t so sure.

# bethany-home - Tuesday 15 July, 2014

Over 222 children died in Bethany Home but 1939 report says they appeared 'happy'
# Mother And Baby Home
# Mother And Baby Home

Over 222 children died in Bethany Home but 1939 report says they appeared 'happy'

Jul 15th 2014, 10:40 PM 11,654 Views 25 Comments

One child was taken to hospital with severe whooping cough, conjunctivitis and infected feet.

# bethany-home - Wednesday 18 June, 2014

Here's how to make a submission to the mother and baby homes inquiry
# Terms Of Reference
# Terms Of Reference

Here's how to make a submission to the mother and baby homes inquiry

Jun 18th 2014, 11:29 AM 5,471 Views 1 Comment

Children’s Minister Charlie Flanagan has encouraged those who wish to make a submission to “act without delay”.

# bethany-home - Sunday 15 June, 2014

"Cold, uncaring, uncivilised": The mother-and-child home where 222 babies died
# Bethany Home
# Bethany Home

"Cold, uncaring, uncivilised": The mother-and-child home where 222 babies died

Jun 15th 2014, 8:45 AM 11,180 Views 43 Comments

The Bethany Home is to be investigated by the Government’s Commission for Investigation into mother-and-baby homes.

# bethany-home - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

Bethany Home, where 222 children died, to be included in mother and baby home investigation
# Inquiry
# Inquiry

Bethany Home, where 222 children died, to be included in mother and baby home investigation

Jun 10th 2014, 9:40 PM 19,836 Views 33 Comments

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.

# bethany-home - Wednesday 4 June, 2014

Mary Lou McDonald warns that Tuam mass grave could be one of 'dozens'
# Tip Of The Iceberg
# Tip Of The Iceberg

Mary Lou McDonald warns that Tuam mass grave could be one of 'dozens'

Jun 4th 2014, 4:10 PM 20,232 Views 175 Comments

Sinn Féin’s deputy leader has called for a public inquiry to look into all mother and baby homes nationwide.

# bethany-home - Thursday 3 April, 2014

'Appalling indignity': Government to revisit opening State redress scheme to Bethany Home survivors
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

'Appalling indignity': Government to revisit opening State redress scheme to Bethany Home survivors

Apr 3rd 2014, 1:15 PM 5,753 Views 30 Comments

Mary Lou McDonald said that the coalition has to date “flatly and coldly refused the Bethany survivors the dignity of recognition”.

# bethany-home - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

Children died of malnutrition, syphilis, heart failure at mother and baby home
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# Bethany Home

Children died of malnutrition, syphilis, heart failure at mother and baby home

Apr 2nd 2014, 11:24 PM 36,282 Views 37 Comments

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
# Resting Place
# Resting Place

Monument to 222 lost Bethany children to be unveiled at ceremony

Apr 2nd 2014, 11:29 AM 6,655 Views 7 Comments

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.

# bethany-home - Tuesday 11 March, 2014

Memorial to 222 children who died at Bethany Home to be unveiled
# Survivors
# Survivors

Memorial to 222 children who died at Bethany Home to be unveiled

Mar 11th 2014, 9:31 AM 7,865 Views 5 Comments

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 - Friday 13 December, 2013

Bethany Home survivors say Lynch should 'consult a mirror' on facts
# Bethany Home
# Bethany Home

Bethany Home survivors say Lynch should 'consult a mirror' on facts

Dec 13th 2013, 10:35 AM 4,380 Views 6 Comments

The Dáil debated the lack of redress for the survivors this week.

# bethany-home - Tuesday 10 December, 2013

Dáil to debate apology and redress for Bethany Home survivors
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# Bethany Home

Dáil to debate apology and redress for Bethany Home survivors

Dec 10th 2013, 7:30 AM 2,397 Views 11 Comments

The government’s decision not to provide a redress scheme for survivors of the Dublin home will come under scrutiny tonight and tomorrow.

# bethany-home - Sunday 3 November, 2013

Bethany survivors to fund €6000 memorial themselves
# Bethany
# Bethany

Bethany survivors to fund €6000 memorial themselves

Nov 3rd 2013, 8:45 AM 6,012 Views 7 Comments

Correspondence about a memorial has been sent to Minister Shatter, who is said to be considering the information.

# bethany-home - Thursday 17 October, 2013

Bethany Home survivors look into bringing government to court
# Redress
# Redress

Bethany Home survivors look into bringing government to court

Oct 17th 2013, 9:30 AM 2,946 Views 12 Comments

Derek Leinster said that there has been some good news regarding a memorial at Mount Jerome cemetery.

# bethany-home - Saturday 21 September, 2013

Bethany Home survivor to speak at Trinity College
# Bethany Home
# Bethany Home

Bethany Home survivor to speak at Trinity College

Sep 21st 2013, 8:15 AM 4,621 Views 10 Comments

The night will also serve as the relaunch for two of Derek Leinster’s books, Hannah’s Shame and Destiny Unknown.

# bethany-home - Sunday 4 August, 2013

Bethany Home survivor appeals to Taoiseach over redress
# Bethany Home
# Bethany Home

Bethany Home survivor appeals to Taoiseach over redress

Aug 4th 2013, 8:15 AM 2,912 Views 10 Comments

Derek Leinster has said that he would like Enda Kenny to set up a small committee “to do the right thing”.

# bethany-home - Thursday 25 July, 2013

Poll: Should Bethany survivors be given same redress as Magdalenes?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should Bethany survivors be given same redress as Magdalenes?

Jul 25th 2013, 10:26 AM 5,113 Views 39 Comments

Parallels have been made between the Bethany Home case and that of the Magadalene Laundries.

"Determined" Bethany Home survivors to continue fight for redress
# Redress
# Redress

"Determined" Bethany Home survivors to continue fight for redress

Jul 25th 2013, 6:45 AM 2,434 Views 9 Comments

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

# bethany-home - Wednesday 24 July, 2013

Minister said Bethany Home must be included in redress scheme... in 2010
# Kathleen Lynch
# Kathleen Lynch

Minister said Bethany Home must be included in redress scheme... in 2010

Jul 24th 2013, 9:52 PM 4,136 Views 21 Comments

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”.

# bethany-home - Tuesday 23 July, 2013

Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday

Jul 23rd 2013, 10:20 PM 22,466 Views 21 Comments

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
# Survivors
# Survivors

Government: No redress scheme for survivors of Bethany Home

Jul 23rd 2013, 7:10 PM 7,141 Views 32 Comments

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
# Survivors
# Survivors

McGuinness calls for justice for Bethany Home survivors

Jul 23rd 2013, 7:30 AM 3,449 Views 52 Comments

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.

# bethany-home - Saturday 22 June, 2013

Bethany Home survivors to Taoiseach: "Please do not treat us differently"
# Redress
# Redress

Bethany Home survivors to Taoiseach: "Please do not treat us differently"

Jun 22nd 2013, 7:30 AM 3,238 Views 10 Comments

The group say that they have suffered physical and mental wounds due to their time in Bethany Home.

# bethany-home - Wednesday 15 May, 2013

Bethany Home survivors: 'State ignored us as children, and is still ignoring us'
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# Bethany Home

Bethany Home survivors: 'State ignored us as children, and is still ignoring us'

May 15th 2013, 6:30 AM 5,247 Views 7 Comments

The survivors say that they feel let down by the government as they fight for redress and an apology for what they underwent while at the home.

# bethany-home - Sunday 21 April, 2013

"Against all the odds, I survived": Bethany Home survivors tell their stories
# Bethany Home
# Bethany Home

"Against all the odds, I survived": Bethany Home survivors tell their stories

Apr 21st 2013, 8:45 AM 9,713 Views 13 Comments

Two men who spent time in the Bethany Home as children spoke to TheJournal.ie about the neglect they say they experienced there.

# bethany-home - Wednesday 17 April, 2013

'Mixed feelings' as Bethany Home survivors meet Shatter
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# Bethany Home

'Mixed feelings' as Bethany Home survivors meet Shatter

Apr 17th 2013, 1:24 PM 4,294 Views 1 Comment

They met the Minister for Justice and Junior Minister Kathleen Lynch about getting a state apology and redress for their time in the home.

# bethany-home - Tuesday 16 April, 2013

"We hope he does the right thing": Bethany Home survivors to meet Shatter
# Bethany Home
# Bethany Home

"We hope he does the right thing": Bethany Home survivors to meet Shatter

Apr 16th 2013, 6:30 AM 2,568 Views 0 Comments

The Bethany Survivors Group will speak to the Minister about their call for redress and an apology for what occurred during their time at the home.

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