Mother And Baby Homes

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A special advocate for survivors will be appointed to represent the collective interests of those who suffered institutional abuse, the government has announced. The proposal to appoint a special advocate originates in the action plan for survivors and former residents of mother and baby homes and c

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Legislation providing a lawful basis for a forensic excavation, recovery and analysis of remains at the site of the former mother and baby home in Tuam will be brought to the Oireachtas within a fortnight, the government has announced. Children's minister Roderic O'Gorman today obtained government a

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Long-awaited legislation providing for the exhumation of remains from the site of former mother and baby homes is expected to be published this week. The Certain Institutional Burials (Authorised Interventions) Bill will provide a legal basis for the excavation, exhumation and re-interment of remain

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The government has admitted that the inquiry into mother and baby homes breached its statutory duty by failing to provide a draft copy of its report to the victims and survivors who gave evidence to it. The admission forms part of a settlement in eight judicial review cases which were launched in re

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Belfast-based KRW LAW LLP has launched legal action against the Irish State on behalf of a man who spent the first two weeks of his life in a mother and baby home. Under the redress scheme announced by the Irish government last month, only those who spent at least six months in a mother and baby hom

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Christopher Stanley, litigation consultant at KRW LAW LLP in Belfast, offers a timely review of a new book documenting the campaign for victims and survivors of Magdalene laundries. For almost 15 years I have practised law predominantly concerned with addressing the human rights deficit created by t

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A redress scheme for survivors of mother and baby homes should be established to run in parallel with a public inquiry, the Northern Ireland Executive has been told. Jon McCourt, chairperson of victims' group Survivors North West, told an event organised by Amnesty International and Ulster Universit

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The Mother and Baby Homes Commission of Inquiry has recovered recordings of testimony from around 550 survivors which it said had been destroyed. A major legal row developed earlier this month after the commission, which was established in 2015 and published its final report last month, said it had

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