At the end of a programme on RTÉ the other night, this message appeared. “In its correspondence with RTÉ and survivors, the Residential Institutions Redress Board has always referred to the implications of breaking section 28(6) of the Redress Act.”
Mon, 09 Mar, 2020
Earlier this week Taoiseach Leo Varadkar apologised on behalf of the State to people who were sexually abused in day schools. Mr Varadkar also apologised for the State’s delay in acknowledging that it had the responsibility to protect children who suffered abuse.
Sat, 13 Jul, 2019
By any yardstick the 2002 compensation deal for victims of clerical abuse agreed by education minister Michael Woods was disastrous — unless of course, your loyalties lie with the congregations who have dodged their responsibilities in what was to have been a 50/50 burden-sharing agreement.
Wed, 08 Nov, 2017
A 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 who were meant to benefit from a multi-billion State redress scheme.
Wed, 12 Apr, 2017
Why were the Irish civil service and the 18 holy orders able to hijack the 2002 Redress Act? The State’s position was set out in the Dáil by the then minister for education, Michael Woods, as to how the homes and institutions would qualify. Over 120 homes and institutions went on the official list and no survivor could receive redress unless their institution was on the official list
Thu, 26 May, 2016
Showers are blowing in from the estuary and the wind-chill factor has the brass monkeys scurrying for cover. It’s early afternoon in the village of Baldoyle, north Dublin, and it is to here that Deirdre Heney is coming to tie down a few number ones.
Fri, 12 Feb, 2016
Speaking on RTÉ radio yesterday afternoon nurses’ union leader Liam Doran said that a universal health system is the mark of a civilised society and, in the most general terms, it is very easy to agree with him and share his noble ambition.
Wed, 06 Aug, 2014
Reading your special report by Conor Ryan (Oct 1), it is amazing how all of the Irish media and reporters have covered the fact that the Catholic Church and its religious orders have mostly reneged on the deal agreed with Dr Michael Woods, the then Minister of Education, regarding compensation to victims of abuse suffered in Catholic institutions.
Fri, 05 Oct, 2012
Sat, 18 Dec, 2010