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#Philomena Lee

# philomena-lee - Friday 31 December, 2021

Taoiseach rules out reopening redress scheme for mother and baby home survivors
# Commission
# Commission

Taoiseach rules out reopening redress scheme for mother and baby home survivors

Dec 31st 2021, 10:01 AM 16,073 Views 35 Comments

A High Court ruling that found the Commission of Investigation acted unlawfully by denying fair procedure to survivors prompted calls for a review.

# philomena-lee - Friday 17 December, 2021

'We've been totally vindicated': State admits rights of Mother & Baby Home survivors were breached
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# Philomena Lee

'We've been totally vindicated': State admits rights of Mother & Baby Home survivors were breached

Updated Dec 17th 2021, 4:55 PM 37,779 Views 0 Comments
  • Today's settlement has been described as a "significant victory" for Philomena Lee and Mary Harney, Órla Ryan reports
  • The State has admitted the women are identifiable in the Commission's report and should have been given a right to reply
  • "We’ve been totally vindicated ... This time our voices have been heard in terms of justice," Harney said
Mother and Baby Homes: Philomena Lee and Mary Harney cases back before High Court today
# High Court
# High Court

Mother and Baby Homes: Philomena Lee and Mary Harney cases back before High Court today

Dec 17th 2021, 6:00 AM 15,828 Views 0 Comments

The women want certain elements of the final report of the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes quashed.

# philomena-lee - Thursday 2 December, 2021

Ruling in Mother and Baby Home court cases pushed back until January
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# Philomena Lee

Ruling in Mother and Baby Home court cases pushed back until January

Dec 2nd 2021, 12:13 PM 7,479 Views 0 Comments

Justice Garrett Simons wants to hear more submissions before making a decision in the new year.

# philomena-lee - Thursday 18 November, 2021

'She had no choice': High Court told Philomena Lee did not consent to her son being adopted
# Mother-and-baby Homes
# Mother-and-baby Homes

'She had no choice': High Court told Philomena Lee did not consent to her son being adopted

Updated Nov 18th 2021, 6:45 PM 35,943 Views 0 Comments

Ruling in Mother and Baby Home cases could have “very dramatic consequences” on how future commissions operate, High Court told.

# philomena-lee - Wednesday 17 November, 2021

'Gardaí returned women who escaped': Philomena Lee & Mary Harney challenge Commission in High Court
# Mother And Baby Homes
# Mother And Baby Homes

'Gardaí returned women who escaped': Philomena Lee & Mary Harney challenge Commission in High Court

Updated Nov 17th 2021, 5:10 PM 53,310 Views 0 Comments

The women are seeking to have elements of the final report of the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes quashed.

Mother and Baby Homes: High Court to hear cases as Philomena Lee and others challenge report
# Commission
# Commission

Mother and Baby Homes: High Court to hear cases as Philomena Lee and others challenge report

Nov 17th 2021, 6:00 AM 10,965 Views 0 Comments

The cases are being brought by high-profile survivors Philomena Lee and Mary Harney.

# philomena-lee - Wednesday 28 July, 2021

Mother and Baby Home cases to be heard by High Court in November
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# Philomena Lee

Mother and Baby Home cases to be heard by High Court in November

Jul 28th 2021, 11:38 AM 8,364 Views 0 Comments

Philomena Lee and Mary Harney are among the women taking legal action against the State.

# philomena-lee - Tuesday 27 July, 2021

Mother and Baby Homes: Two test cases to be heard by High Court later this year
# Judicial Review
# Judicial Review

Mother and Baby Homes: Two test cases to be heard by High Court later this year

Updated Jul 27th 2021, 11:57 AM 26,293 Views 0 Comments
  • The cases, being brought by Philomena Lee and Mary Harney, will be heard in late October or November, Órla Ryan reports
  • A third test case, involving Mari Steed, may also proceed at a later date
  • Eight women are seeking judicial reviews of the Commission of Investigation's final report

# philomena-lee - Tuesday 13 July, 2021

Mother and Baby Homes: Three test cases could be used as survivors seek judicial review
# High Court
# High Court

Mother and Baby Homes: Three test cases could be used as survivors seek judicial review

Updated Jul 13th 2021, 10:42 AM 13,788 Views 0 Comments

Eight women are taking legal action against the State.

# philomena-lee - Tuesday 22 June, 2021

Mother and Baby Homes: High Court challenges over Commission report may first move forward with test case
# Philomena Lee
# Philomena Lee

Mother and Baby Homes: High Court challenges over Commission report may first move forward with test case

Jun 22nd 2021, 11:47 AM 6,665 Views 0 Comments

Eight women are taking legal challenges over the Mother and Baby Homes report.

# philomena-lee - Wednesday 16 June, 2021

Mother and Baby Homes: State argues that Philomena Lee and others taking legal action aren't recognisable in report
# High Court
# High Court

Mother and Baby Homes: State argues that Philomena Lee and others taking legal action aren't recognisable in report

Jun 16th 2021, 10:00 AM 18,686 Views 0 Comments
  • A number of survivors are seeking judicial reviews of the Commission of Investigation's final report
  • The Government is set to argue that Lee and others taking legal action are not identifiable in the final report, Órla Ryan reports
  • It will also stress the fact that, although set up by the Government, the Commission acted independently

# philomena-lee - Monday 12 April, 2021

Philomena Lee among women taking legal action against findings in Mother and Baby Home report
# High Court
# High Court

Philomena Lee among women taking legal action against findings in Mother and Baby Home report

Updated Apr 12th 2021, 3:40 PM 69,844 Views 0 Comments

Lee’s life story was made into an award-winning film, Philomena, in 2013.

# philomena-lee - Thursday 14 January, 2021

Judi Dench pays tribute to Mother and Baby Homes survivor Philomena Lee
# Philomena
# Philomena

Judi Dench pays tribute to Mother and Baby Homes survivor Philomena Lee

Jan 14th 2021, 8:00 PM 42,060 Views 13 Comments

The Oscar-winner portrayed Lee in the 2013 film Philomena, which documented her 50-year search for her forcibly adopted son, Anthony.

# philomena-lee - Monday 11 January, 2021

Philomena Lee says Ireland must ensure mother and baby home 'atrocities' never happen again
# Forced Adoption
# Forced Adoption

Philomena Lee says Ireland must ensure mother and baby home 'atrocities' never happen again

Jan 11th 2021, 12:37 PM 22,142 Views 33 Comments

Lee also said she is “dismayed” that some details from the Mother and Baby Homes report were leaked.

# philomena-lee - Wednesday 19 November, 2014

Adoption group urges support for new law to stop adoptees 'feeling like pariahs'
# Birth Certs
# Birth Certs

Adoption group urges support for new law to stop adoptees 'feeling like pariahs'

Nov 19th 2014, 3:40 PM 7,371 Views 6 Comments

James Reilly has said that the Adoption Bill will benefit from further consultation.

# philomena-lee - Monday 17 November, 2014

'My son died believing I had rejected him': Philomena Lee calls on Senators to support Adoption Bill
# ADOPTION RIGHTS
# ADOPTION RIGHTS

'My son died believing I had rejected him': Philomena Lee calls on Senators to support Adoption Bill

Nov 17th 2014, 9:27 AM 10,147 Views 13 Comments

The Seanad is set to debate a Bill on the rights of adopted people this week.

# philomena-lee - Sunday 9 November, 2014

Joan Burton is Woman of the Year
# Tatler's Take
# Tatler's Take

Joan Burton is Woman of the Year

Nov 9th 2014, 12:27 PM 27,204 Views 149 Comments

Philomena Lee and Miss Panti also received awards from Irish Tatler last night.

# philomena-lee - Thursday 18 September, 2014

Heart-wrenching documentary shines light on adoption trade of Irish 'illegitimate children'
# Ireland's Lost Babies
# Ireland's Lost Babies

Heart-wrenching documentary shines light on adoption trade of Irish 'illegitimate children'

Sep 18th 2014, 10:55 PM 22,570 Views 47 Comments

Martin Sixsmith travels to Ireland and America to reveal the moving stories of parents and children.

# philomena-lee - Saturday 13 September, 2014

Column: 'At aged 48, I found out I was adopted. When I found my mother, it was too late'
# Search
# Search

Column: 'At aged 48, I found out I was adopted. When I found my mother, it was too late'

Sep 13th 2014, 7:00 PM 2,057 Views 60 Comments

It took Harry Foley 20 years to find his brother and sisters in Ireland. He said the State need to take hold of the situation and apologise.

# philomena-lee - Thursday 4 September, 2014

Philomena Lee deserves an apology from the state: Labour TD
# The Hardest Word
# The Hardest Word

Philomena Lee deserves an apology from the state: Labour TD

Sep 4th 2014, 2:17 PM 8,858 Views 15 Comments

Anne Ferris was opening a world adoption conference in UCC today.

# philomena-lee - Monday 3 March, 2014

The real Philomena Lee from Limerick was at the Oscars last night
# Philomania
From The Daily Edge
# Philomania

The real Philomena Lee from Limerick was at the Oscars last night

Mar 3rd 2014, 11:26 AM 3,314 Views 0 Comments

Judi Dench was absent but Philomania was alive and well.

# philomena-lee - Wednesday 12 February, 2014

'A truly remarkable woman': Philomena a 'catalyst' for increase in adoption queries
# Adoption
# Adoption

'A truly remarkable woman': Philomena a 'catalyst' for increase in adoption queries

Feb 12th 2014, 11:11 AM 8,191 Views 13 Comments

Children’s Minister Frances Fitzgerald has said she would welcome a meeting with the campaigner Philomena Lee.

# philomena-lee - Friday 24 January, 2014

Give adopted people their records, says the real Philomena
# Search
# Search

Give adopted people their records, says the real Philomena

Jan 24th 2014, 7:20 AM 15,970 Views 58 Comments

Philomena Lee is in Dublin today urging the Irish government to release adoption records.