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#Commission

# commission - Wednesday 5 May, 2021

New media regulator needs powers to order ‘swift takedown’ of harmful content
# Safety
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# Safety

New media regulator needs powers to order ‘swift takedown’ of harmful content

Wed 10:15 PM 11,160 Views 23 Comments

The deputy Data Protection Commissioner said the new media commission has to be able to regulate all types of harmful online content.

# commission - Thursday 29 April, 2021

Drew Harris says Mother and Baby Home crimes 'difficult to prosecute' despite reports of rape and incest
# Abuse
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# Abuse

Drew Harris says Mother and Baby Home crimes 'difficult to prosecute' despite reports of rape and incest

Updated Apr 29th 2021, 5:55 PM 17,096 Views 0 Comments

An Garda Síochána has found “insufficient evidence” in the Commission’s report to start any criminal investigations.

# commission - Monday 12 April, 2021

Philomena Lee among women taking legal action against findings in Mother and Baby Home report
# High Court
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# High Court

Philomena Lee among women taking legal action against findings in Mother and Baby Home report

Updated Apr 12th 2021, 3:40 PM 68,344 Views 0 Comments

Lee’s life story was made into an award-winning film, Philomena, in 2013.

# commission - Sunday 4 April, 2021

'Pay us and acknowledge what happened': Mother and baby home survivors want compensation and a remembrance day
# Redress
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# Redress

'Pay us and acknowledge what happened': Mother and baby home survivors want compensation and a remembrance day

Apr 4th 2021, 12:05 AM 27,445 Views 41 Comments

Some survivors have also called on the government to take legal action against the religious orders who ran the institutions if they refuse to pay financial compensation.

# commission - Saturday 20 March, 2021

'I spent 28 years wondering where my child was, they were 45 minutes down the road'
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'I spent 28 years wondering where my child was, they were 45 minutes down the road'

Mar 20th 2021, 8:00 AM 94,620 Views 0 Comments

A number of survivors of mother and baby homes have raised concerns about how their requests for personal files are being dealt with by the Department of Children.

# commission - Saturday 27 February, 2021

'If the Commission dissolves tomorrow, we'll be denied justice': Survivor says testimony was 'misrepresented'
# Mother-and-baby Homes
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# Mother-and-baby Homes

'If the Commission dissolves tomorrow, we'll be denied justice': Survivor says testimony was 'misrepresented'

Feb 27th 2021, 9:30 AM 8,658 Views 0 Comments

One survivor says her experience was “misrepresented” to a “shocking extent” in the final report by the Commission into Mother and Baby Homes.

# commission - Friday 26 February, 2021

O'Gorman says there is 'no meaningful reason' to extend Mother and Baby Homes Commission
# Deleted Tapes
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# Deleted Tapes

O'Gorman says there is 'no meaningful reason' to extend Mother and Baby Homes Commission

Feb 26th 2021, 3:02 PM 8,050 Views 9 Comments

The minister noted that members of the commission “can’t be compelled to come before the Oireachtas”.

# commission - Wednesday 24 February, 2021

TDs ask how testimony 'miraculously appeared down back of sofa', as time runs out to extend Commission
# Mother-and-baby Homes
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# Mother-and-baby Homes

TDs ask how testimony 'miraculously appeared down back of sofa', as time runs out to extend Commission

Updated Feb 24th 2021, 4:37 PM 33,325 Views 32 Comments

A Social Democrats’ motion to extend the commission’s term by one year had broad support but is non-binding and is not being acted on by government.

TDs still pushing for extension of Mother and Baby Homes Commission despite 'miraculous' recovery of testimony
# Deleted Audio
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# Deleted Audio

TDs still pushing for extension of Mother and Baby Homes Commission despite 'miraculous' recovery of testimony

Feb 24th 2021, 6:05 AM 14,746 Views 8 Comments

The commission is due to dissolve on 28 February but a number of TDs want its term extended amid concerns over deleted audio recordings.

# commission - Monday 22 February, 2021

Call for TDs to get free vote on extension of Mother and Baby Homes Commission
# Deleted Audio
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# Deleted Audio

Call for TDs to get free vote on extension of Mother and Baby Homes Commission

Feb 22nd 2021, 2:53 PM 6,493 Views 7 Comments

Social Democrats TD Jennifer Whitmore said the issue “goes beyond party politics”.

# commission - Friday 19 February, 2021

O'Gorman says Mother and Baby Homes Commission *may* be able to retrieve recordings
# Testimony
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# Testimony

O'Gorman says Mother and Baby Homes Commission *may* be able to retrieve recordings

Updated Feb 19th 2021, 3:10 PM 21,066 Views 56 Comments

“We all know how difficult it is to permanently destroy electronic information,” the minister said today.

# commission - Tuesday 16 February, 2021

Audio recordings of Mother and Baby Home testimony 'cannot be retrieved', O'Gorman confirms
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# Commission

Audio recordings of Mother and Baby Home testimony 'cannot be retrieved', O'Gorman confirms

Updated Feb 16th 2021, 6:44 PM 33,192 Views 53 Comments

The minister said the Commission informed him of the latest development today.

County home survivor told to contact police in England, not gardaí, over destruction of testimony
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# Commission

County home survivor told to contact police in England, not gardaí, over destruction of testimony

Feb 16th 2021, 12:00 PM 45,837 Views 30 Comments

A number of witnesses have contacted the gardaí and Data Protection Commissioner to date.

# commission - Tuesday 9 February, 2021

'A nun poured urine on my head because I snored': Survivors contact DPC and gardaí over destruction of testimony
# Institutional Abuse
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# Institutional Abuse

'A nun poured urine on my head because I snored': Survivors contact DPC and gardaí over destruction of testimony

Updated Feb 9th 2021, 12:05 AM 57,338 Views 0 Comments

People who spent time in Mother and Baby Homes and County Homes say they have been “re-traumatised” by recent developments.

# commission - Friday 5 February, 2021

Chair of mother and baby home commission declines invitation to appear before Children's Committee
# Final Report
From TheJournal.ie
# Final Report

Chair of mother and baby home commission declines invitation to appear before Children's Committee

Feb 5th 2021, 2:06 PM 18,273 Views 5 Comments

Committee members are “very disappointed” by the latest development.

# commission - Thursday 4 February, 2021

Varadkar says he was 'quite surprised' that mother and baby home testimony was destroyed
# Mother-and-baby Homes
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# Mother-and-baby Homes

Varadkar says he was 'quite surprised' that mother and baby home testimony was destroyed

Updated Feb 4th 2021, 1:35 PM 22,245 Views 24 Comments

There have been calls for the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes to not be dissolved at the end of the month.

# commission - Sunday 31 January, 2021

'Adding insult to injury': Anger over mother and baby home recordings being destroyed
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# Commission

'Adding insult to injury': Anger over mother and baby home recordings being destroyed

Updated Jan 31st 2021, 1:58 PM 26,199 Views 38 Comments

Survivors say they were not informed their testimony would be destroyed.

# commission - Sunday 17 January, 2021

'Illegitimate children could contaminate the morals of society so had to be hidden and illegally adopted'
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# Commission

'Illegitimate children could contaminate the morals of society so had to be hidden and illegally adopted'

Jan 17th 2021, 8:00 AM 33,115 Views 0 Comments

Adopted people and survivors of mother and baby homes say forced adoption was widespread, regardless of what the commission says.

# commission - Wednesday 13 January, 2021

'Callousness and cruelty': International headlines about mother and baby home report
# Report
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# Report

'Callousness and cruelty': International headlines about mother and baby home report

Jan 13th 2021, 8:49 AM 38,707 Views 72 Comments

Here is a look at some of the coverage abroad about the report.

# commission - Tuesday 12 January, 2021

How a God-fearing Ireland shamed, abandoned and punished its 'fallen' women and girls
# Analysis
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# Analysis

How a God-fearing Ireland shamed, abandoned and punished its 'fallen' women and girls

Jan 12th 2021, 11:13 PM 42,677 Views 107 Comments

‘My mother had been conditioned to feel grateful for the sanctuary of the home as she had committed a terrible sin in having sex outside of marriage and they would take care of her bastard child, me.’

5-year investigation finds at least 9,000 children died in Ireland's mother and baby homes
# Final Report
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# Final Report

5-year investigation finds at least 9,000 children died in Ireland's mother and baby homes

Jan 12th 2021, 3:00 PM 42,789 Views 100 Comments
  • Document details the experiences of women and children who lived in 14 mother and baby homes and four county homes.
  • Commission recommends redress, services such as counselling and enhanced medical cards.
  • Taoiseach to give State apology over mother and baby homes in the Dáil tomorrow.
'Accept responsibility and we might accept your apology': Survivors brace themselves for mother and baby home report
# Mary Harney
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# Mary Harney

'Accept responsibility and we might accept your apology': Survivors brace themselves for mother and baby home report

Jan 12th 2021, 12:05 AM 26,971 Views 48 Comments

The long-awaited report will be published today – and survivors want “urgent” action on foot of it.

# commission - Monday 11 January, 2021

Varadkar supports investigation into 'disrespectful' leak of mother and baby home information
# Burials
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# Burials

Varadkar supports investigation into 'disrespectful' leak of mother and baby home information

Jan 11th 2021, 10:19 AM 27,488 Views 62 Comments

“I think it was very disrespectful the fact that elements of it were leaked and appeared in a Sunday paper,” the Tánaiste said.

How a 'surprising' lack of burial records impacted the work of the mother and baby home commission
# Bessborough
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# Bessborough

How a 'surprising' lack of burial records impacted the work of the mother and baby home commission

Jan 11th 2021, 12:05 AM 21,116 Views 29 Comments

Ahead of the commission’s final report being published tomorrow, we’re taking a look back at its interim reports.

# commission - Sunday 10 January, 2021

Taoiseach to give Dáil apology to those impacted by Mother and Baby Home
# Institutional Abuse
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# Institutional Abuse

Taoiseach to give Dáil apology to those impacted by Mother and Baby Home

Jan 10th 2021, 12:27 PM 20,101 Views 47 Comments

Micheál Martin is to give the apology on behalf of the State and wider society.

# commission - Friday 25 December, 2020

O'Gorman confirms research into long-term health impact of living in mother and baby homes
# Final Report
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# Final Report

O'Gorman confirms research into long-term health impact of living in mother and baby homes

Dec 25th 2020, 12:05 AM 16,793 Views 7 Comments

The minister has said survivors will be at the centre of the government’s approach after criticism of how it has handled the situation to date.

# commission - Thursday 3 December, 2020

Final report of Commission into Mother and Baby Homes to be published in January
# Roderic O'Gorman
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# Roderic O'Gorman

Final report of Commission into Mother and Baby Homes to be published in January

Updated Dec 3rd 2020, 11:52 AM 9,870 Views 14 Comments

The report will be published on the week of 11 January, Minister Roderic O’Gorman has confirmed.

# commission - Friday 30 October, 2020

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Commission submits Mother and Baby Homes report to minister

Oct 30th 2020, 8:03 PM 13,096 Views 9 Comments

The government has said it is committed to publishing the report as soon as possible.

# commission - Thursday 29 October, 2020

Concerns raised for survivors 'torn apart' by 'omnishambles' of mother and baby home legislation
# Mental Health
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# Mental Health

Concerns raised for survivors 'torn apart' by 'omnishambles' of mother and baby home legislation

Oct 29th 2020, 12:05 AM 21,102 Views 45 Comments

An adoption rights group said recent debates “have caused huge distress, with severe implications for people’s mental health”.

# commission - Wednesday 28 October, 2020

Government to set up archive of records related to institutional trauma in 20th century
# Cabinet Meeting
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# Cabinet Meeting

Government to set up archive of records related to institutional trauma in 20th century

Updated Oct 28th 2020, 8:11 PM 25,475 Views 29 Comments

The government released a statement about the Mother and Baby Homes this evening.

# commission - Friday 23 October, 2020

Legal advice is that GDPR is 'prohibited' by 2004 Act on Mother and Baby Homes Commission - Department
# Database
From TheJournal.ie
# Database

Legal advice is that GDPR is 'prohibited' by 2004 Act on Mother and Baby Homes Commission - Department

Updated Oct 23rd 2020, 10:15 PM 68,200 Views 72 Comments

The minister has defended the legislation but said he regrets poorly communicating what it intends to do.

# commission - Thursday 22 October, 2020

'The beatings were regular and we worked until our fingers bled': My childhood in an industrial school
# Industrial School
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# Industrial School

'The beatings were regular and we worked until our fingers bled': My childhood in an industrial school

Oct 22nd 2020, 7:30 PM 86,298 Views 26 Comments

Mary Harney shares her personal story on a day where the fate of records of the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes was debated on the Dáil floor.

'When your mother cried during labour, she was paying for her sins': Stories of mother and baby home survivors read into Dáil record
# Commission
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# Commission

'When your mother cried during labour, she was paying for her sins': Stories of mother and baby home survivors read into Dáil record

Oct 22nd 2020, 9:30 AM 64,738 Views 32 Comments

Powerful testimonies of survivors from mother and baby homes were read out in the Dáil last night.

# commission - Wednesday 14 October, 2020

Senators express 'serious concern' that mother and baby home records will be sealed for 30 years
# Commission
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# Commission

Senators express 'serious concern' that mother and baby home records will be sealed for 30 years

Updated Oct 14th 2020, 4:41 PM 43,798 Views 36 Comments

The Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes is due to submit its final report later this month.

# commission - Friday 2 October, 2020

Mairéad McGuinness tells EU hearing she wants a 'fair and sustainable' tax system
# EU
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# EU

Mairéad McGuinness tells EU hearing she wants a 'fair and sustainable' tax system

Updated Oct 2nd 2020, 10:35 AM 34,578 Views 47 Comments

McGuinness was also asked about being Irish, trust, and Michael D’Arcy as part of the three-hour hearing before MEPs.

# commission - Saturday 17 February, 2018

Hunt for details on child burials at Bessboro mother and baby home
# Mother And Baby Home
From TheJournal.ie
# Mother And Baby Home

Hunt for details on child burials at Bessboro mother and baby home

Feb 17th 2018, 10:00 AM 10,208 Views 26 Comments

The burials took place between 1922 and 1998.

# commission - Tuesday 14 November, 2017

Everyone in the Oireachtas is to 'promote dignity and respect' for their colleagues
# Principles
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# Principles

Everyone in the Oireachtas is to 'promote dignity and respect' for their colleagues

Nov 14th 2017, 10:42 PM 6,321 Views 23 Comments

They have agreed they will “adopt consistent standards” on the issue in the wake of sexual assault and harassment scandals here and abroad.

# commission - Tuesday 27 June, 2017

Dublin Central will gain a TD, Laois and Offaly will lose one under new constituency boundaries
# Changes
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# Changes

Dublin Central will gain a TD, Laois and Offaly will lose one under new constituency boundaries

Jun 27th 2017, 9:36 PM 27,314 Views 62 Comments

Cavan and Monaghan are also set to gain TDs under the new boundaries.

# commission - Wednesday 24 May, 2017

'This is YOUR police service': Public asked for their input in garda review
# Kathleen O'toole
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# Kathleen O'toole

'This is YOUR police service': Public asked for their input in garda review

May 24th 2017, 8:12 PM 10,639 Views 45 Comments

“I ask for your thoughts, your frustrations, your experiences, and your ideas,” chair Kathleen O’Toole said.

# commission - Saturday 20 May, 2017

'Something urgent has to be done with the Tuam site - it can't just be left as it is'
# Catherine Corless
From TheJournal.ie
# Catherine Corless

'Something urgent has to be done with the Tuam site - it can't just be left as it is'

May 20th 2017, 7:00 AM 11,318 Views 47 Comments

Decisions are to be made over what is to happen with the exhumation of remains from the Tuam site, those affected say.

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