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Appeal to fund hotel stays for large-scale gathering of Magdalene survivors

Justice for Magdalenes Research is calling on the government to help organise the event.

Flowers hang on the gates of the site of the former Magdalene Laundry in Donnybrook.

Flowers hang on the gates of the site of the former Magdalene Laundry in Donnybrook.

Image: Sam Boal

A CAMPAIGN GROUP set up to support survivors of the Magdalene Laundries is appealing for help funding a…


Added by Barbie on March 6, 2018 at 13:30 — 4 Comments

Mary Higgins had No Premission

No Permission

Broadsheet at 1:40 pm July 4, 2017

Mary Higgins, of Caranua

Ellen Coyne, in today’s Times Ireland edition, reports:

Caranua spent hundreds of thousands of euros from a fund for survivors of institutional abuse…


Added by Barbie on January 27, 2018 at 11:30 — 6 Comments

Mother and baby homes: It will be difficult to 'establish facts' on burial records say investigators

The commission has asked for an year extension to its deadline to publish its full findings.

Wed 7:14 AM 

The former grounds of the Tuam mother and baby home

Image: Laura Hutton/

THE COMMISSION OF Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes has…


Added by Barbie on December 6, 2017 at 15:30 — 2 Comments

Caranua & ROP/SC Meeting minutes - 13/06/2017

Who are these people at Right of Place/Second Chance - They do NOT represent me as a survivor in any way shape of form - I do not know these people and yet they seem to speak on my behalf - I have never been contact by any group supposed to be representing survivors to help or advise me in any way. They seem to be taking it upon themselves to speak to Caranua and Mary Higgins, CEO about the 2016 so called review of Caranua about survivors. This is the same Fund set up for survivors who are…


Added by Barbie on November 20, 2017 at 14:30 — 14 Comments

UN committee on torture criticise Ireland's treatment of Magdalene workhouse victims

The UN committee on torture has criticised the Irish government for not pursuing criminal prosecutions against those involved in the ill treatment of women in the Magdalene laundries.


Added by Barbie on August 12, 2017 at 10:00 — 13 Comments

New Maternity Hospital

Holles Street board re-endorses deal to move maternity hospital

Meanwhile, Health Minister Simon Harris said the compulsory purchase of the site is ‘not the solution’.


Added by Barbie on April 26, 2017 at 21:00 — 4 Comments

Investigation into Bill Kenneally

The former national basketball coach is serving a 14-year sentence for abusing teenage boys in Waterford in the 1980s.


Added by Barbie on April 26, 2017 at 21:00 — 1 Comment

Information Caranua and PAC this Coming Week

Committee of Public Accounts.

By the nature of its role as the public spending watchdog, the Committee of Public Accounts is one of the most powerful Oireachtas Committees.

It has a key role to play in ensuring that there is accountability and transparency in the way Government agencies allocate, spend and manage their finances and in guaranteeing that the taxpayer receives value for money for every euro spent. 

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Added by Barbie on April 7, 2017 at 9:00 — 4 Comments


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