The Shame of Ireland
Added by Rob Northall on September 10, 2014 at 13:00 — No Comments
Friday, June 13, 2014
By Claire O'Sullivan
Irish Examiner Reporter
Survivors of Magdalene laundries will begin to receive enhanced pensions and weekly top-up payments from the Department of Social Protection in the coming week, as part of the redress package designed by Mr Justice John Quirke.
More than 400 women have already received €12.4m in lump sum payments in recognition of the years of unpaid labour they provided for the religious orders. Approximately 200…Continue
Investigation needed to establish truth about forced adoptions in Ireland, conference hears
The Government should broaden the terms of reference for its commission of inquiry into mother and baby homes to include state maternity hospitals and their role in private adoptions, a conference on adoption has heard.
The Government should broaden the terms of reference for its commission of inquiry into mother and baby homes to include state maternity hospitals and their role in private…Continue
Added by Rob Northall on September 7, 2014 at 18:51 — No Comments
By Patsy McGarry
May 24, 2013
A settlement of more than $16.5 million (ˆ12.75 million) has been agreed with the Irish…
€71.6 million in cash and €4.4 in property-related payments received to date
The briefing documents, prepared for Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan, reveal that €71.6 million in cash has now been received.
First published: Sat, Sep 6, 2014, 01:00
Religious congregations have paid less than a quarter of the €352.6 million which they had agreed to contribute to redress for victims of institutional abuse, internal documents in the…Continue