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# mother and baby institutions

This month
April 2024
'I spent 1,300 days there and I get nothing': Mother and Baby Home survivors consider legal action
Thousands of people are excluded from the Government’s redress scheme.
"It's a kick in the gut. It's like being victimised all over again," one woman said
A number of survivors are considering legal action over their exclusion from the scheme
St Joseph's baby home in Stamullen is not covered by the scheme, despite a recommendation to include it
Last month
March 2024
'A slap in the face': Mother and baby home survivors told they need photo ID to apply for redress
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said applicants who don’t have photo ID will be “treated empathetically and on a case-by-case basis”.
The Government's long-awaited redress scheme finally opens for applications today
Many elderly survivors do not have a passport, driving licence or Public Service Card
One man was told his mother cannot apply without photo ID, but he could apply on her behalf if she died
This year
Controversial Mother and Baby Home redress scheme will open for applications next month
New law would compel members of Commissions of Investigation to appear before Oireachtas
'Number of anomalies' found during in-depth survey of grounds at Tipperary Mother and Baby Home
Sean Ross Abbey in Roscrea was one of the largest and most notorious mother and baby institutions in the State, with a total of 1,090 children dying there across almost four decades.
Last year
Compel religious orders to pay redress, Sinn Féin TD says, as survivors mull legal action
Mother and Baby Home redress scheme won't open until next year, missing 2023 deadline
Opinion: Will it take a miracle for State to do right thing on Mother and Baby redress scheme?
James Smith
'Four lives were ripped apart': Woman plans legal action over mother's exclusion from redress