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Rob Northall's Blog – September 2014 Archive (5)

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Added by Rob Northall on September 10, 2014 at 13:00 — No Comments

Magdalene survivors to get pension top-up

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…

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Added by Rob Northall on September 7, 2014 at 19:29 — 1 Comment

Government urged to widen mother and baby homes inquiry

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…

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Added by Rob Northall on September 7, 2014 at 18:51 — No Comments

Christian Brothers Paid Millions of Dollars to Abuse Victims in US and Canada

By Patsy McGarry

Irish Times

May 24, 2013



http://www.irishtimes.com/news/social-affairs/religion-and-beliefs/christian-brothers-to-pay-millions-of-dollars-to-abuse-victims-in-us-and-canada-1.1404747



A settlement of more than $16.5 million (ˆ12.75 million) has been agreed with the Irish…

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Added by Rob Northall on September 7, 2014 at 18:30 — 1 Comment

Religious orders still owe 75% of redress payments for abuse

€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.

Pamela Duncan

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…

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Added by Rob Northall on September 7, 2014 at 17:27 — 1 Comment

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