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The Irish State – Investigations, Reports and Redress Schemes – Book Review

“Between 1922 and 1996, over 10,000 girls and women were imprisoned in Magdalene Laundries, including those considered ‘promiscuous’, a burden to their families or the state, those who had been sexually abused or raised in the care of the Church and State, and unmarried mothers. These girls and women were subjected to forced labour as …

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State planning to fight legal claims by survivors of mother and baby homes

State planning to fight legal claims by survivors of mother and baby homes : Irish Independent: Shane Phelan [ March 12 -2021 ] Correspondence shows State plans to argue survivors’ claims fall outside the statute of limitations The State is planning to fight legal claims being taken by survivors of mother and baby homes, the …

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Wards of Court : New provisions relating to affidavits of Medical Practitioners supporting a Petition to the High Court for Wardship.

The new provisions concerning the content of medical affidavits / medical reports in relation to Wardship Proceedings, came into force on 5th October, 2020. These differ considerably from the previous reports which were required and the details required is much more comprehensive. The information set out below must now be included in the affidavit and/or medical …

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Volkswagen can face emissions claims where cars bought, EU court rules

European Union citizens should be able to sue Volkswagen in their national courts if they have bought cars with emission cheat devices installed, the EU’s top court has ruled. The Court of Justice of the European Union has today ruled that EU consumers should be able to sue Volkswagen in their national courts. This is …

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