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# Kathleen Funchion

Last year
# Redress
Government told to sue religious orders, or seize their assets, if they refuse to pay redress
Kathleen Funchion said the fact that pharma companies will not pay towards redress, and that religious orders may not pay, is “absolutely disgusting”.
# Redress
6-month rule and legal waiver must be scrapped from Mother & Baby Home redress plan, committee says
The Children’s Committee also said the relevant religious congregations “must contribute significant finances to fund the scheme”.
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# Kathleen Funchion
Committee 'disappointed' by commissioners' refusal to attend meeting but 'accepts it'
The Oireachtas Children’s Committee will work “very closely with the minister and the department regarding the next steps”.
# questions and no answers
Varadkar says refusal by Mother and Baby Homes commissioners to face Oireachtas is 'deeply regrettable'
The committee members found out about the refusal in the media.
A first invitation was sent in February and a second in June
Both the Taoiseach and Tánaiste have urged the commissioners to answer questions
Oireachtas committee members unaware of the invite refusal until after the letter was reported
'Painfully visible shortcomings': Catriona Crowe on the problems with the Mother and Baby Home Commission
Minister tells survivors he believes them as opposition call report 'whitewashed fiction'
# Mary Daly
Pressure mounts on Mother and Baby Home commissioners as Oireachtas committee reissues invite
The invitation asks the commissioners to attend a meeting on 17 June.
Pressure is mounting on the commissioners to appear before the Oireachtas Children's Committee, Órla Ryan writes
The invitation asks the commissioners to attend a meeting on 17 June
Over 100 academics and historians have signed a letter outlining their concerns with the Commission's final report
How legal threats and the Ryan Commission's legacy impacted Mother and Baby Home inquiry
Kathleen Funchion: 'I fear the Mother and Baby Home developments have only compounded an existing and deep hurt'
Funchion, who is chair of the Oireachtas Committee on Children, describes her shock over recent issues with the Mother and Baby Home Commission.
# Oxford University
Survivors and politicians express anger over Mother and Baby Home event
Members of the Oireachtas Children’s Committee have criticised the fact that Professor Mary Daly will appear “behind closed doors”.
# burials bill
'There can be no more messing about': Push for law to allow exhumations at mother and baby homes
Legislation being debated today would allow excavations, exhumations and re-interment of remains at the sites of former mother and baby homes.
Legislation being debated today would allow excavations, exhumations and re-interment of remains at the sites of former mother and baby homes
Catherine Corless says as many sites as possible must be included
"The babies should have been taken out of there in 2017 when they were found," she says of Tuam
Philomena Lee among women taking legal action against findings in Mother and Baby Home report
# birth certs
O'Gorman says adopted people will get birth certs and other information under new legislation
The minister has also launched a consultation process for a redress scheme for survivors of Mother And Baby Homes.
# Commission
Audio recordings of Mother and Baby Home testimony 'cannot be retrieved', O'Gorman confirms
The minister said the Commission informed him of the latest development today.
# final report
Chair of mother and baby home commission declines invitation to appear before Children's Committee
Committee members are “very disappointed” by the latest development.
# final report
Children's Committee wants Chair of Mother and Baby Homes Commission to answer questions
Survivors will be asked to attend a separate hearing so they can raise any questions or concerns they have.
# Commission
'When your mother cried during labour, she was paying for her sins': Stories of mother and baby home survivors read into Dáil record
Powerful testimonies of survivors from mother and baby homes were read out in the Dáil last night.
# Switcheroo
'I never said that': Renua's latest recruit denies trying to join Sinn Féin
Patrick McKee has confirmed his defection from Fianna Fáil to Ireland’s newest political party.