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#Derek Leinster

# derek-leinster - Wednesday 6 October, 2021

Bethany Home survivor Derek Leinster lodges legal proceedings against Irish State
# High Court
# High Court

Bethany Home survivor Derek Leinster lodges legal proceedings against Irish State

Oct 6th 2021, 12:05 AM 20,544 Views 0 Comments

Leinster has campaigned for over 20 years for the inclusion of Bethany Home and other Protestant institutions in redress schemes.

# derek-leinster - Thursday 25 March, 2021

Campaigner Derek Leinster says Protestant survivors and those living abroad 'not a priority' for redress
# Bethany Home
# Bethany Home

Campaigner Derek Leinster says Protestant survivors and those living abroad 'not a priority' for redress

Mar 25th 2021, 6:05 AM 22,013 Views 3 Comments

Leinster, who was born in Bethany Home in Dublin in 1941, has campaigned for redress for over 20 years.

# derek-leinster - 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 12,456 Views 7 Comments

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

# derek-leinster - 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 10,643 Views 9 Comments

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

# derek-leinster - 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 3,598 Views 8 Comments

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

# derek-leinster - 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 11,267 Views 43 Comments

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

# derek-leinster - 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 4,384 Views 6 Comments

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

# derek-leinster - 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 4,634 Views 10 Comments

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

# derek-leinster - 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 2,922 Views 10 Comments

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

# derek-leinster - 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 4,142 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”.

# derek-leinster - Wednesday 15 May, 2013

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

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

May 15th 2013, 6:30 AM 5,255 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.

# derek-leinster - 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 9,740 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.

# derek-leinster - Wednesday 17 April, 2013

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

'Mixed feelings' as Bethany Home survivors meet Shatter

Apr 17th 2013, 1:24 PM 4,304 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.

# derek-leinster - Tuesday 9 April, 2013

Bethany Home survivors to meet Shatter for redress and apology
# Alan Shatter
# Alan Shatter

Bethany Home survivors to meet Shatter for redress and apology

Apr 9th 2013, 3:58 PM 3,683 Views 7 Comments

The survivors of the Protestant-run Bethany home are calling for redress and an apology for their treatment at the home.

# derek-leinster - Saturday 23 February, 2013

Bethany Home survivors: "They will have to realise we are not going away"
# Bethany Home
# Bethany Home

Bethany Home survivors: "They will have to realise we are not going away"

Feb 23rd 2013, 7:15 AM 4,306 Views 7 Comments

The group representing the survivors said that they will continue to push for redress and a memorial to children at the home buried in unmarked graves.

# derek-leinster - Wednesday 20 February, 2013

Magdalene redress scheme may be widened, Taoiseach indicates
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

Magdalene redress scheme may be widened, Taoiseach indicates

Feb 20th 2013, 1:59 PM 3,423 Views 43 Comments

Former residents of the Summerhill Training Centre and the notorious Bethany Home could also be in line for redress, Enda Kenny indicated in the Dáil this morning.