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# survivors - Tuesday 9 April, 2013

Bethany Home survivors to meet Shatter for redress and apology

The survivors of the Protestant-run Bethany home are calling for redress and an apology for their treatment at the home.

# survivors - Saturday 6 April, 2013

Campaign to help sex abuse survivors launched

The movement has called for change and more transparency in Ireland’s justice system.

# survivors - Saturday 9 March, 2013

Poll: Should religious orders pay compensation for the Magdalene laundries? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should religious orders pay compensation for the Magdalene laundries?

The State has set up a compensation fund for survivors of the Magdalene laundries – but questions have been raised about whether the religious orders should pay up too.

# survivors - Tuesday 19 February, 2013

Dáil hears heartfelt apologies to Magdalene Laundry survivors

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore told the women that “today is not the end” for them, and that “Ireland… was wrong, not you”.

Govt to pay €250,000 to fund UK centre for Irish Magdalene survivors

The funds will be given to the UK Step by Step Centre for Irish Survivors of Industrial Schools and the Laundries.

Terms of Reference for government's Magdalene fund published

Judge John Quirke will make recommendations on the criteria for the help the government can give to Magdalene Laundries survivors.

# survivors - Thursday 3 January, 2013

Sandy Hook massacre survivors back to class today

The children will not return to Sandy Hook, but will instead attend a disused school in a nearby town.

# survivors - Monday 23 July, 2012

Obama cries with relatives of movie massacre victims

Meanwhile, suspect James Holmes is to appear before a US court for an initial hearing this morning.

# survivors - Wednesday 27 June, 2012

Symphysiotomy survivors "repudiate" Walsh report

The 160 women who met last night to discuss the issue said they will not co-operate with phase two of the report.

# survivors - Tuesday 26 June, 2012

Author of symphysiotomy report "anxious" to meet survivors

Oonagh Walsh, who is seeking consultation on her draft report on symphysiotomy, said that she is “very anxious to meet with survivors”.

# survivors - Wednesday 20 June, 2012

Over 1,300 abuse survivors received counselling under Catholic Church service

Towards Healing’s first annual report says that over 28,000 counselling sessions were provided last year.

# survivors - Tuesday 19 June, 2012

Column: Don’t just blame the Catholic Church for symphysiotomies – blame the doctors

Catholic fundamentalism goes some way towards explaining the mid-set of obstetricians who performed the barbaric surgery, but it is not the entire story, writes Ruadhán Mac Aodháin.

# survivors - Friday 15 June, 2012

'Unreserved sympathy' for women who suffered symphysiotomies

The Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists described the procedure as an ‘exceptional and rare intervention’.

# survivors - Wednesday 13 June, 2012

Symphysiotomy scandal: Survivors 'weren't told'

Powerful testimony at Oireachtas committee today from women who underwent operation – without their knowledge they say.

Survivors of symphysiotomy take next step in search for justice

The group of women will discuss their proposed draft bill to amend the statute of limitations in relation to the pelvic operations at an Oireachtas committee hearing today.

# survivors - Thursday 7 June, 2012

Senator McAleese meets with Magdalene survivors

The Justice for Magdalenes group said that survivors and family members of survivors met with the Senator to discuss state interaction with the Magdalene Laundries.

# survivors - Tuesday 17 April, 2012

Israeli government boosts budget for Holocaust survivors

Around 200,000 survivors live in Israel.

# survivors - Sunday 15 April, 2012

In pictures: The aftermath of the Titanic tragedy Titanic100 This post contains images

In pictures: The aftermath of the Titanic tragedy

Shivering survivors, grief-stricken relatives waiting on the docks and shock in the White Star Line offices: a pictorial record of the world receiving news that the ‘unsinkable’ ship had done the unthinkable.

# survivors - Wednesday 14 March, 2012

Dáil to debate symphysiotomy tomorrow

The 18th century practice of unhinging women’s pelvises after childbirth has left many survivors with permanent damage.

# survivors - Tuesday 17 January, 2012

29 missing as search of stricken Costa Concordia continues Costa Concordia This post contains videos

29 missing as search of stricken Costa Concordia continues

Meanwhile, the Italian environment minister has expressed concern that the ship could start leaking oil.

# survivors - Tuesday 18 October, 2011

Eight die in Botswana plane crash

The light aircraft was carrying a number of tourists from France, Sweden and Britain. The pilot and seven of his passengers died in the crash.

# survivors - Friday 14 October, 2011

28 dead after Papua New Guinea air crash

The plane crashed in a remote forest during a violent storm – four people survived.

# survivors - Wednesday 20 July, 2011

Survivors of 9/11 banned from memorial service to victims

A ceremony marking ten years since the attacks will be reserved for victims’ relatives only, survivors have been told.

# survivors - Monday 11 July, 2011

Divers work round the clock searching for over 100 missing in the Volga

Dozens of children are feared dead after a tourist boat sank in Russia. There are reports that the ship was overcrowded when it ran into a sudden storm.

# survivors - Tuesday 15 March, 2011

Survivors pulled from wreckage of Japan's earthquake and tsunami

Reports that two people found alive in the rubble today follow yesterday’s discovery of a four-month-old baby in a tsunami-destroyed village.

# survivors - Thursday 3 March, 2011

'No chance' of finding more survivors in Christchurch

New Zealand officials have declared the search for survivors of the earthquake over, saying efforts have now shifted to the recovery of loved ones and their return to their families.

# survivors - Thursday 24 February, 2011

Hopes of finding survivors fade, as NZ ambulanceman recounts his shocking experiences (Audio, Video)

Police threaten to arrest “earthquake sightseers”, as an ambulance man recounts his shocking experiences to New Zealand radio.

Concern for Irish man trapped in earthquake hit building in New Zealand

The man is trapped in a collapsed building in Christchurch. The DFA are seriously concerned about his welfare and that of one other person in New Zealand.

Concerns remain over two Irish people missing after New Zealand earthquake

A total of 98 people have now been confirmed dead with hundreds more fatalities expected in Christchurch.

# survivors - Wednesday 23 February, 2011

Death toll in New Zealand earthquake could rise to hundreds

A state of emergency has been declared with stories of survivors being plucked from the rubble after over 24 hours trapped.

Details emerge of two Irish people confirmed dead in New Zealand earthquake

Details of the two deceased begin to emerge with ‘serious concerns’ over two more Irish people missing and ten more still unaccounted for.

# survivors - Thursday 17 February, 2011

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: Manx2 “shirking its reponsibility”, lawyers for one survivor claim; NAMA closes its first big deal, and Ireland plans to turn the world green. No, not green with envy.

# survivors - Friday 11 February, 2011

The 9 at 9: Friday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: Investigation launched into Cork air crash; another day of protests dawns in Egypt, and a teenage girl collapses and dies minutes after she is kissed for the first time.

# survivors - Thursday 10 February, 2011

Bishop tells of "anxiety and distress" of families waiting at Cork airport

Relatives and friends of those on board crashed plane were comforted as they waited to hear which of their loved ones had survived.