Mother and Baby Homes


The purpose of Clann is to help establish the truth of what happened to unmarried mothers and their children in 20th century Ireland. “Gathering the Data” is a joint initiative of Adoption Rights Alliance (ARA) and Magdalenes Research  (JFMR). ARA, JFMR and the global law firm, Hogan Lovells, published the Clann Project’s final Report which drew

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Mother & Bay Home Redress Scheme: 2022

The long awaited Bill to give survivors of mother and baby homes redress payments is to go to Cabinet in April 2022. However it now appears that interim payments, particularly to the elderly, have been effectively ruled out. The design of the scheme is predicated on a single payment based on evidence of residency. The

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Mother & Baby Homes Redress Scheme: Access Widened

In a welcome development on the Mother & Baby Homes scandal the Minister for Children has now advised that whereas the Redress Scheme will take account of the recommendations of the Commission of Investigations it will not be limited to them. Women who spent less than six months in the homes and those resident after

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Mother & Baby Homes Report

The long awaited Mother and Baby Homes Report has been published and the Commission has set out its findings and recommendations in an attempt to address the many complaints of former residents. These have been identified as deficiencies in the information and tracing system for births and deaths and redress for the wrongs committed. It

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