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# survivors - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

Victims in Cork air crash suffered head, chest and abdominal injuries on impact

Inquest into 2011 tragedy in which six people died hears survivors tell how they felt “suffocated” and “terrified”.

# survivors - Sunday 8 June, 2014

Rescuers battle to aid Afghan flood victims as death toll hits 80

Scores of people said to be missing after flash foods hit the remote Baghlan province.

# survivors - Sunday 27 April, 2014

Cancer survivors reveal how 'overwhelming, lingering, unrelenting' tiredness holds them back

More study on cancer-related fatigue is needed – and doctors are hoping to talk to survivors about it.

# survivors - Monday 7 April, 2014

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

The programme will be shown on RTÉ.

# survivors - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

Monument to 222 lost Bethany children to be unveiled at ceremony

The names of children who died while at the home are due to be released in the hope people will find their relations who lived there.

# survivors - Saturday 29 March, 2014

‘It’s important to have a survivor at the heart of the Vatican’ says Marie Collins

She said she hopes that more lay people and survivors of abuse will be asked to join the council.

# survivors - Thursday 27 March, 2014

# survivors - Friday 21 March, 2014

From The42 8 All-Ireland U21 winners named in Galway side to face Leitrim in Connacht semi-final Team News

8 All-Ireland U21 winners named in Galway side to face Leitrim in Connacht semi-final

But star attacker Shane Walsh is ruled out for Galway through injury.

# survivors - Tuesday 11 March, 2014

Memorial to 222 children who died at Bethany Home to be unveiled

The memorial is dedicated to the young babies and children who died while in the care of the home between 1922 and 1949.

# survivors - Tuesday 25 February, 2014

Abuse survivors to protest against redress fund

Survivors Who Stand Together claim that they are being treated like “beggars”.

# survivors - Wednesday 19 February, 2014

Magdalene survivors still 'distressed and confused' over claiming redress

JFM Research has published a supplementary guide for women experiencing issues claiming restorative justice.

Women 'yet to receive a penny' on anniversary of apology to Magdalene survivors

Today marks the one year anniversary of the apology from the Taoiseach to Magdalene survivors.

# survivors - Friday 13 December, 2013

Bethany Home survivors say Lynch should 'consult a mirror' on facts

The Dáil debated the lack of redress for the survivors this week.

# survivors - Friday 8 November, 2013

'Serious errors' with McAleese Report, say Magdalene survivors

Justice for Magdalenes Research pointed to the length of time the McAleese Report said most women stayed in the laundries, compared to how long survivors actually stayed in them.

# survivors - Tuesday 22 October, 2013

Call for immediate compensation as second Magdalene survivor passes away

Kathleen Whelan is one of two members of Magdalene Survivors Together who has died this year before receiving compensation.

# survivors - Thursday 17 October, 2013

Bethany Home survivors look into bringing government to court

Derek Leinster said that there has been some good news regarding a memorial at Mount Jerome cemetery.

# survivors - Tuesday 27 August, 2013

Magdalene protest to take place at Sisters of Mercy office

The protest will involve the signatures of over 1,000 people being gathered on white sheets and displayed at the event.

# survivors - Sunday 18 August, 2013

"We're victims of medical negligence" - Symphysiotomy survivors reject mediation

One of the groups representing survivors says the system proposed by James Reilly “seeks to buy their silence”.

# survivors - Sunday 4 August, 2013

Bethany Home survivor appeals to Taoiseach over redress

Derek Leinster has said that he would like Enda Kenny to set up a small committee “to do the right thing”.

# survivors - Thursday 25 July, 2013

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Poll: Should Bethany survivors be given same redress as Magdalenes?

Parallels have been made between the Bethany Home case and that of the Magadalene Laundries.

"Determined" Bethany Home survivors to continue fight for redress

The survivors are to regroup and consider their options in their fight for redress.

# survivors - Tuesday 23 July, 2013

Government: No redress scheme for survivors of Bethany Home

One survivor said he was “devastated” by the decision which was announced by government in a statement this evening.

McGuinness calls for justice for Bethany Home survivors

The men and women, who say they were neglected while in the care of the home, met with the North’s Deputy First Minister yesterday.

# survivors - Monday 22 July, 2013

Bethany Home survivors call for cross-border investigation into neglect

The survivors are looking for their cross-border experiences of neglect to be investigated under the Joint Ministerial Council of the Belfast Good Friday Agreement.

# survivors - Thursday 18 July, 2013

Magdalene survivors call on Catholics to boycott mass this weekend

A group representing survivors of the Magdalene laundries has asked people to withhold donations to their local Catholic church this weekend.

# survivors - Wednesday 17 July, 2013

Enda Kenny: Religious orders should reflect on making a monetary contribution to Magdalenes

The religious orders who were responsible for the Magdalene Laundries should give money towards the compensation scheme, but Enda Kenny says he won’t go down the legal route to ensure they do.

# survivors - Wednesday 10 July, 2013

Government condemned by symphysiotomy group for "underhand approach"

A survivors’ group says any proposals for a Magdalene-type scheme of redress would be “wholly inappropriate”, and has called on the Government to engage with its members.

# survivors - Saturday 6 July, 2013

Some Magdalene survivors "expressed difficulty" in understanding redress

Justice for Magdalenes research has published a guide, and said it will “empower” survivors when applying for the funds.

# survivors - Wednesday 3 July, 2013

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Good morning! Here are the nine stories you need to know as you start your day.

# survivors - Thursday 27 June, 2013

Magdalene group seeks meeting with Shatter over 'deeply unfair' redress scheme

The compensation scheme announced this week falls far short of what’s required, survivors say.

# survivors - Wednesday 26 June, 2013

‘Today is about justice’: Magdalene redress scheme details announced

The Magdalene survivors will all receive cash payments from €11,500 to €100,000, depending on their length of stay.

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Symphysiotomy survivors want justice for 'barbaric' acts

A protest was held outside Leinster House today as the women fight for the right to a day in court.

# survivors - Saturday 22 June, 2013

Bethany Home survivors to Taoiseach: "Please do not treat us differently"

The group say that they have suffered physical and mental wounds due to their time in Bethany Home.

# survivors - Friday 17 May, 2013

The Evening Fix... now with added deer on a city bus

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

# survivors - Thursday 16 May, 2013

Oldest known Magdalene survivor dies at 97

Madge O’Connell entered the laundry when she was 34 and spent the rest of her life in the care of nuns.

# survivors - Wednesday 8 May, 2013

Tourists swim for their lives for 14 hours after boat sinks

The brother and sister thought they were going to drown or be eaten by a shark when the found themselves stranded at sea.

# survivors - Wednesday 17 April, 2013

Some Magdalenes still in care 'not allowed fill out compensation form'

Meanwhile, a landmark meeting to discuss compensation will take place with Justice John Quirke tomorrow afternoon.

'Mixed feelings' as Bethany Home survivors meet Shatter

They met the Minister for Justice and Junior Minister Kathleen Lynch about getting a state apology and redress for their time in the home.

# survivors - Tuesday 16 April, 2013

"We hope he does the right thing": Bethany Home survivors to meet Shatter

The Bethany Survivors Group will speak to the Minister about their call for redress and an apology for what occurred during their time at the home.

# survivors - Tuesday 9 April, 2013

Symphysiotomy survivors call for statute bar to be set aside

A Bill will be debated in the Dáil next week.