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#Institutional Abuse

# institutional-abuse - Sunday 24 February, 2019

Lynn Ruane: 'It should be a source of major embarrassment to Ireland that we are yet to ratify this important treaty'

Abuse within institutions and care situations isn’t just part of Ireland’s history, writes Lynn Ruane – it’s something that is still a reality for vulnerable groups today.

# institutional-abuse - Thursday 9 March, 2017

Religious groups still owe €1.3 billion for institutional child abuse

Education minister Richard Bruton slammed the religious groups in a strongly-worded statement.

# institutional-abuse - Monday 23 March, 2015

IRA abuse claims show – once again – how the institution is always placed before the victim

There are parallels between Sinn Féin’s reaction to allegations by Paudie McGahon and Maíria Cahill and the Catholic Church’s pursuit of its own institutional safety.

# institutional-abuse - Monday 24 November, 2014

Opinion: Without meaningful action, apologies to child abuse survivors are just words

Ten months on from the European Court of Human Rights’ judgement in favour of Louise O’Keeffe, nothing had been forthcoming from the State for survivors.

# institutional-abuse - Saturday 28 June, 2014

Opinion: After two decades as a journalist, no project I’ve handled has been quite as harrowing

In the course of compiling a book about the abuse of children in industrial schools, I came face to face with one of the darkest chapters in Ireland’s history.

# institutional-abuse - Thursday 5 June, 2014

Opinion: Tuam's 800 babies – a legacy of shame and horror beyond words

The misogynistic meddling of the Catholic church in affairs of this young state was detrimental to the blossoming of a whole, enlightened and fulfilled society – and nobody bore the brunt of that more than vulnerable women and their babies.

# institutional-abuse - Saturday 31 May, 2014

Opinion: Mass grave 'filled to the brim with tiny bones and skulls' shows how we cherish children

The bodies of 800 “illegitimate” children, ranging in age from nine years to two days, have been uncovered in Tuam. But do people care any more now than they did then?

# institutional-abuse - Monday 7 April, 2014

Documentary about Christine Buckley 'Dear Daughter' to be aired tonight

The programme will be shown on RTÉ.

# institutional-abuse - Saturday 9 February, 2013

Column: Magdalenes deserve the respect they were denied for so long - and a proper apology

The link between the State and the Magdalene laundries is clear – and survivors should be granted redress so they may have some comfort in the autumn of their lives, writes Aaron McKenna.

# institutional-abuse - Sunday 13 May, 2012

Protest at Pro Cathedral over government plans for abuse survivors’ trust fund

Victims of institutional abuse oppose plans to establish a trust fund for abuse victims, instead of simply giving cash payments.

# institutional-abuse - Saturday 5 May, 2012

Quinn insists: Religious orders must meet remaining €470 million abuse bill

The minister for education has affirmed he will continue to seek cash from the bodies which managed the residential institutions where abuse took place.

# institutional-abuse - Friday 24 February, 2012

Fund to support services for abuse survivors on way

Work on drafting the bill to allow for the establishment of a Statutory Fund is at an “advanced stage”.

# institutional-abuse - Monday 26 September, 2011

Clerical abuse in Ireland tantamount to torture: report

A study into the Ferns, Murphy, Ryan and Cloyne child abuse reports criticises the lack of prosecution against child sexual and physical abusers and those who concealed that abuse.

# institutional-abuse - Monday 4 July, 2011

Some €847 million paid out to victims of institutional abuse: report

Ireland’s first UPR report has revealed that 13,669 victims of institutional abuse have been compensated – and recommends that a committee to clarify “the state’s interaction” with the Magdalene Laundries be established.