December 11

Ombudsman’s Report Re Magdalene Laundries Restorative Justice Scheme

Ombudsman’s Report Re Magdalene Laundries Restorative Justice Scheme “These women have waited long enough for justice,” The Ombudsman’s Report entitled “Opportunity Lost“, has now come out on the Ombudsman’s investigation into how the Department of Justice administered the Magdalene Laundries Redress Scheme. The Ombudsman has dismissed objections made by the Department of Justice to an investigation into.

April 24

Lifting the Veil of Silence over Mother and Baby Homes Ireland

Lifting the Veil of Silence over Mother and Baby Homes In light of the recent discovery of human remains on a site in Tuam, Co. Galway, a Commission has been established to further investigate the circumstances surrounding these harrowing findings. Historical Mother and Baby Homes and Institutions in Ireland Where now stands a housing estate,.

December 1

Alleged assault at Dublin boarding school investigated

An investigation is under way into an alleged assault that took place in the Lucan area last Thursday 24th November. This has been confirmed by Gardai. It has been reported that eight pupils have been suspended following an alleged incident at King’s Hospital School in Palmerstown. This follows a claim that a 13 year old.

October 25

Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission requests the Council of Europe to assess whether Irish rulings on Abuse Claims are meeting Strasbourg Standards

Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission requests the Council of Europe to assess whether Irish rulings on Abuse Claims are meeting Strasbourg Standards. The Council of Europe has been requested to carry out a review for the purposes of assessing whether or not Ireland is in compliance with rulings delivered by the European Court of.

October 18

Kincora Boys’ Home – NI abuse survivors compensation ‘could reach €30m’

Kincora Boys’ Home – NI abuse survivors compensation ‘could reach €30m’ Campaigners have warned that the bill for compensation of child abuse survivors in Northern Ireland could reach €30 million. The number of victims that could be eligible to make claims over their treatment in institutions from 1922-1995 amounts to more than 520 people, including.

July 25

HSE aware of ‘Mary’ case much sooner than first admitted

HSE aware of ‘Mary’ case much sooner than first admitted It has recently been discovered by RTE’s investigative programme ‘This Week’ that the HSE were aware of the ‘Mary’ case involving a young woman with intellectual disabilities that was deemed to be at risk, much earlier than first reported. ‘Mary’ was left in a foster.

May 9

Young person left in foster home despite alleged abuse

Young person left in foster home despite alleged abuse A young person with intellectual disabilities was left in a foster home for some time after allegations of sexual abuse were raised about a foster carer in the home. When alerted to the allegations, Tusla (Child and Family Agency) removed two foster children from the home,.

February 6

Settlement of Sexual Abuse Claim

Settlement of Sexual Abuse Claim Coleman Legal Partners have successfully settled the first negligence claim of its kind in relation to a woman who was severely sexually abused by two siblings while she was placed in a day-fostering arrangement by the HSE. The Plaintiff was eight years old when she spent one year in the.

February 6

Links Childcare Settlement

Links Childcare Settlement Coleman Legal Partners were recently involved in the settlements between 22 children and their families and Links Childcare, Malahide. In May 2013, the RTE Investigation Unit broadcast a documentary which revealed, through undercover footage, staff of the crèche mistreating children in their care which included incidents of physical assaults and verbal abuse..

January 30

Bid to stop victims of child abuse from suing the State

Bid to stop victims of child abuse from suing the State In a bid to stop victims of child abuse from suing the State, the State wants the High Court to strike out a decision that it can be sued along with the Christian Brothers, by three alleged sexual abuse victims, following a European Court.