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#Institutional Abuse

# institutional-abuse - Tuesday 9 February, 2021

'A nun poured urine on my head because I snored': Survivors contact DPC and gardaí over destruction of testimony
# Institutional Abuse
# Institutional Abuse

'A nun poured urine on my head because I snored': Survivors contact DPC and gardaí over destruction of testimony

Updated Feb 9th 2021, 12:05 AM 57,314 Views 0 Comments

People who spent time in Mother and Baby Homes and County Homes say they have been “re-traumatised” by recent developments.

# institutional-abuse - Monday 25 January, 2021

'It was like a jail': What should become of Ireland's last Magdalene Laundry?
# Sean Mcdermott Street
# Sean Mcdermott Street

'It was like a jail': What should become of Ireland's last Magdalene Laundry?

Jan 25th 2021, 12:05 AM 39,231 Views 49 Comments

It was the last laundry in the State to close in 1996 and has become a focal point for potential memorialisation.

# institutional-abuse - Sunday 10 January, 2021

Taoiseach to give Dáil apology to those impacted by Mother and Baby Home
# Institutional Abuse
# Institutional Abuse

Taoiseach to give Dáil apology to those impacted by Mother and Baby Home

Jan 10th 2021, 12:27 PM 20,096 Views 47 Comments

Micheál Martin is to give the apology on behalf of the State and wider society.

# institutional-abuse - Wednesday 4 November, 2020

All survivors of institutional abuse to be allowed request access to personal data, Taoiseach confirms
# Records
# Records

All survivors of institutional abuse to be allowed request access to personal data, Taoiseach confirms

Nov 4th 2020, 4:39 PM 10,413 Views 13 Comments

The Taoiseach told the Dáil that applying GDPR will allow it to “affirm the rights of people to access their own personal data”.

# institutional-abuse - Monday 2 March, 2020

Opinion: 'States of Fear' may have caused a seismic shift in Ireland, but more needs to be done
# States Of Fear
# States Of Fear

Opinion: 'States of Fear' may have caused a seismic shift in Ireland, but more needs to be done

Updated Mar 2nd 2020, 2:51 PM 19,656 Views 15 Comments

As RTÉ examines the legacy of States of Fear, 21 years on, Sheila Ahern discusses the landmark documentary and the late Mary Raftery, its producer.

# institutional-abuse - Monday 9 December, 2019

Christian Brothers complete €6.8m contribution to redress fund
# Institutional Abuse
# Institutional Abuse

Christian Brothers complete €6.8m contribution to redress fund

Dec 9th 2019, 6:00 AM 11,486 Views 31 Comments

The religious organisation formally notified the Department of its intention to pay the money back in September.

# institutional-abuse - Tuesday 26 November, 2019

'I feel like crying': Abuse survivors plead with committee to drop plans to seal their records
# Institutional Abuse
# Institutional Abuse

'I feel like crying': Abuse survivors plead with committee to drop plans to seal their records

Nov 26th 2019, 3:46 PM 11,470 Views 19 Comments

Survivors of institutional abuse spoke candidly about the impact of the bill on them.

# 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'
# Column
# Column

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

Feb 24th 2019, 8:30 PM 38,541 Views 30 Comments

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
# Ryan Report
# Ryan Report

Religious groups still owe €1.3 billion for institutional child abuse

Mar 9th 2017, 2:14 PM 20,356 Views 161 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Mar 23rd 2015, 8:15 PM 711 Views 307 Comments

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
# Redress
# Redress

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

Nov 24th 2014, 7:58 PM 656 Views 67 Comments

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
# Institutional Abuse
# Institutional Abuse

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

Jun 28th 2014, 7:50 PM 374 Views 39 Comments

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
# Tuam
# Tuam

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

Jun 5th 2014, 7:30 PM 1,271 Views 147 Comments

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
# Mass Grave
# Mass Grave

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

May 31st 2014, 4:00 PM 1,916 Views 282 Comments

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
# Institutional Abuse
# Institutional Abuse

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

Apr 7th 2014, 5:32 PM 14,761 Views 11 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Feb 9th 2013, 7:45 AM 18 Views 28 Comments

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
# Residential Abuse
# Residential Abuse

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

May 13th 2012, 2:02 PM 3,207 Views 42 Comments

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
# Residential Abuse
# Residential Abuse

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

May 5th 2012, 7:30 AM 3,694 Views 34 Comments

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
# Institutional Abuse
# Institutional Abuse

Fund to support services for abuse survivors on way

Feb 24th 2012, 7:10 AM 1,010 Views 8 Comments

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
# Clerical Abuse
# Clerical Abuse

Clerical abuse in Ireland tantamount to torture: report

Sep 26th 2011, 10:15 AM 1,184 Views 19 Comments

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
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

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

Jul 4th 2011, 2:53 PM 287 Views 0 Comments

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.