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Mother and Baby Home Commission facing challenges

Mother and Baby Home Commission facing challenges It has been revealed through the Commission of Investigation’s Third Interim Report that while some Catholic Orders of nuns which ran or staffed mother and baby institutions provided extensive documentation, others have said that very little archival material was available. The report also …
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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 …
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Irish Defence Forces Investigations into Toxic Chemical injuries

Irish Defence Forces Investigations into Toxic Chemical injuries Aengus O Snodaigh TD has raised certain questions regarding the allegations made about the health and safety regime of the Irish Defence Forces. The main question is if a Commission of Investigation be established in order to address allegations made relating …
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Woman with DePuy hip replacement awarded €321k by High Court

DePuy Watch: High Court awards €321,000 in damages to 81 year old woman from Cork The case was fought all the way by DePuy and ran for no less than 20 days in Court Number 2 at the Four Courts. Joan Dineen from Co Cork was, according to Mr Justice …
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FORMER SURGEON MICHAEL SHINE SENTENCED TO 20 MONTHS IN PRISON FOR INDECENT ASSAULT OF TEENAGE BOYS

FORMER SURGEON MICHAEL SHINE SENTENCED TO 20 MONTHS IN PRISON FOR INDECENT ASSAULT OF TEENAGE BOYS Michael Shine, a retired surgeon, 85, has been sentenced to 20 months in jail for indecently assaulting two teenage boys who were his patients in the mid-1970s. Michael Shine, 85, of Wellington Road in …
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DePuy Watch: $247 million award against DePuy and Johnson & Johnson in Texas – November 2017

DePuy Watch: $247 million award against DePuy and Johnson & Johnson in Texas – November 2017 On the 16 November 2017, a Federal jury in Texas found DePuy liable for a number of design and manufacturing defects, fraud and deceptive business practices, and found that both companies, Johnson & Johnson …
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Hospital Waiting Lists issue for Scoliosis Patients in Ireland

Hospital Waiting Lists issue for Scoliosis Patients in Ireland Speaking on the ‘RTÉ Investigates’ programme, a woman discussed the suffering endured by both her family and her seven-year old son, who was diagnosed with infantile scoliosis, due to the delay in hospital waiting lists. The young boy was required to …
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Issue of Hospital Waiting Lists for Patients Requiring Urgent Surgery

Issue of Hospital Waiting Lists for Patients Requiring Urgent Surgery In May 2017, it was found that the waiting lists for public hospitals had reached an all time high, with 665,618 patients awaiting some form of medical care. The Minister for Health, Simon Harris, has called for audits of …
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Hip Dysplasia Diagnosis in Infants and Adults

Hip Dysplasia Diagnosis in Infants and Adults Hip Dysplasia is condition whereby the hip socket does not fully cover the “ball portion” of the upper thighbone. As a result of this, the hip joint can easily become partially, or in some cases, completely dislocated. Those who suffer from …
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Abuse of Power- Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Abuse of Power- Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Sexual harassment is defined as “any form of unwanted verbal, non-verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature which has the purpose or effect of violating a person’s dignity and creating an intimidating, hostile, degrading, humiliating or offensive environment for the person”- …
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Recent developments in potential harassment claims in Irish Theatre

Recent developments in potential harassment claims in the Irish theatre industry Taoiseach Leo Varadkar made a statement on 2nd November regarding The Gate Theatre’s move to appoint an independent professional advisor and set up a confidential email address for anyone who wished to communicate their concerns about potential harassment experiences …
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Misdiagnosis/Delayed Diagnosis of Hearing Loss in Children

Misdiagnosis/Delayed Diagnosis of Hearing Loss in Children A child’s ability to hear is of paramount importance during their early years as they develop speech and language skills which determine their ability to interact with others throughout their childhood and adult life. Misdiagnosis, delay in diagnosis, or delay in provision …
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