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#Derek Leinster

# derek-leinster - Tuesday 20 March, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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'

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

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

# derek-leinster - Wednesday 17 April, 2013

'Mixed feelings' as Bethany Home survivors meet Shatter

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

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"

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

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.