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Maternity hospital will 'respect rights of the mother', nun says

Simon Harris claims Sisters of Charity will not profit from its ownership of new facility   Irish Times                               Jack Power, Sarah Burns, Mary Minihan The model of the new Natonal Maternity Hospital, at St Vincent's University Hospital in Dublin. Photograph: Cyril...
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'No religious interference' in national maternity hospital

23 Wednesday, April 19, 2017  By Catherine ShanahanHealth CorrespondentThe State's investment in the proposed €300m national maternity hospital will be protected and it will be free of religious interference, according to Health Minister Simon Harris.The Master of the National Maternity...
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Commission won't say if it contacted adoption authority on report



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Tusla opposing man's claim for Tuam baby information

Peter Mulryan believes sister was among 796 children who died in mother and baby home                                    Aodhan O Faolain Peter Mulryan is seeking documents such as burial records, admission books and death certificate. Photograph: Peter Nicholls/ReutersTusla will formally outline...
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Sisters of Charity to be given new National Maternity Hospital

Order to be 'sole owner' of State-funded hospital, says Department of Health                                     Patsy McGarry The relocation of the National Maternity Hospital from Holles Street to the St Vincent's hospital campus in Dublin involves the largest single investment made...
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It's time to play hard-ball over deal



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Caranua boss: Many victims not treated properly

1 Friday, April 14, 2017  By Fiachra Ó CionnaithIrish Examiner Political CorrespondentThe head of the State body overseeing compensation payments to religious abuse victims has admitted its initial approach to victims was "appalling", despite his own CEO defending claims some...
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It's time to play hard-ball over deal



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Mother and Baby Homes report misses the mark

0 Thursday, April 13, 2017The language and scope of the Mother and Baby Home Commission is questionable, says Conall Ó FáthartaWE WAITED seven months for the Government to publish the second interim report of the Commission to Inquire into Mother...
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Former industrial school inmate wants documents archived for public Updated / Wednesday, 12 Apr 2017

                       Glin Industrial school was run by the Christian Brothers A former inmate of a Co Limerick Industrial school has said he wants documents related to the institution archived in a place where they can be made public for all...
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Redress for mother and baby homes could cost up to €1bn

http://www.irishtimes.com/news/politics/redress-for-mother-and-baby-homes-could-cost-up-to-1bn-1.3045716Redress for mother and baby homes could cost up to €1bnwww.irishtimes.comCabinet...
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Facilitators of illegal adoptions may receive amnesty

7 Wednesday, April 12, 2017  By Conall Ó FáthartaIrish Examiner ReporterAn amnesty from prosecution for those involved in facilitating illegal adoptions has been suggested by the Mother and Baby Homes Commission.In its second interim report, the Commission briefly highlights that...
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Joan Burton backs religious orders inquiry

2 Wednesday, April 12, 2017  By Fiachra Ó CionnaithIrish Examiner Political CorrespondentA bank inquiry-style Oireachtas investigation is needed to "get to the bottom" of why 18 religious orders have failed to pay hundreds of millions of euro to abuse victims...
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Mother and baby homes' redress ruled out by Cabinet

19 Wednesday, April 12, 2017  By Conall Ó FáthartaIrish Examiner ReporterImmediate redress for thousands of women and unaccompanied children who were in mother and baby homes has been rejected by the Government.It comes as the second interim report of the...
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Oblates say statement not meant to be insensitive to abuse victims

Intention was to correct misinformation coming from politicians and reported by media about 18 hours ago Patsy McGarry Fr Ray Warren: "The statement does acknowledge the moral claims of the victims of the system" religious congregation has said it...
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To all persons with an interest in the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes,

To all persons with an interest in the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes, The Department of Children and Youth Affairs wishes to advise that Dr Katherine Zappone, Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, will tomorrow (11 April...
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Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes,

-------- Original Message -------- From:motherandbabyhomes@dcya.gov.ie Sent:Mon, 10 Apr 2017 19:52:46 +0100 Subject:Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes (and certain related Matters)To all persons with an interest in the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes, The Department...
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State accused of misleading United Nations on Magdalene liability

924 Monday, April 10, 2017  By Conall Ó FáthartaIrish Examiner ReporterJustice Minister Frances Fitzgerald and her department have been accused of misleading the UN by claiming the McAleese report made "no finding" in relation to State liability with regard to...
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Donnybrook Magdalene laundry demolition proposal scrapped

Nuns say no unmarked graves on site; developer will submit fresh application Sat, Apr 8, 2017, 01:00 Olivia Kelly The former MagdalePlans to demolish the former Magdalene laundry in Donnybrook, Dublin 4, have been scrapped amid concerns about the...
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Tuam mother-and-baby home survivors air concerns about burial site

At meeting with Ministers, concerns were also raised about access to personal records Fri, Apr 7, 2017, 20:07 Mark Hilliard The site ofSurvivors of the mother-and-baby home in Tuam raised various concerns, including about the future of the burial...
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Religious congregations approach fulfilment of 2002 indemnity agreement terms



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Congregations proven right about cost dangers of redress scheme

State ignored warnings from religious groups about loose structures Tue, Apr 4, 2017, 01:23 Patsy McGarry Former minister for education Michael Woods announced on October 3rd, 2000 that the government was setting up a redress scheme. Photograph: Frank Miller The...
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Government was forced to set up redress scheme, say Oblates

Order claims there are 'Legitimate grounds for reservations' about Ryan report findings about 8 hours ago Patsy McGarry Archive image of St Conleth's Reformatory School, Daingean, Co Offaly or "Daingean" , taken from the report of the Child Abuse...
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Congregations proven right about cost dangers of redress scheme



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Religious congregations 'had no role' in setting up €1.5 billion redress scheme

Oblates claim child abuse fund was established 'to meet the government's moral obligations' about 6 hours ago Patsy McGarry Ryan report: the Oblates point out that, according to the Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse, the indemnity agreement "was...
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Religious order rejects calls to share redress costs with State

Oblates dismiss idea they were under 'moral pressure' to pay more to compensation bill about 6 hours ago Patsy McGarry Religious "perceived a great injustice being done to them". Their image of themselves "as committed Christians was shattered". Photograph:...
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