File photograph of the late Christine Buckley,  co-founder of the Aislinn centre for survivors of institutional abuse. The organisation held a pampering day to mark to sixth anniversary of the publication of the Ryan report. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The sixth anniversary of the publication of the Ryan report has been marked by “a pampering day” at Dublin’s Aislinn centre. Founded by the late Chris(...)

Louis Lentin was perhaps best known as producer of the 1996 ground-breaking documentary Dear Daughter on child abuse at a Dublin orphanage. Photograph:  Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

The funeral of Louis Lentin (80) at the Jewish cemetery in Dublin’s Dolphin’s Barn this evening was short, simple and dignified. Former RTÉ hea(...)

Former RTÉ head of drama and ‘Dear Daughter’ producer Louis Lentin died last night at the age of 80 after a sudden illness. Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Former RTÉ head of drama and ‘Dear Daughter’ producer Louis Lentin died last night at the age of 80 after a sudden illness.Mr Lentin worked for RTÉ fr(...)

Husband of the late Christine Buckley, Donal Buckley, with his sons Darragh (left) and Conor at the Aislinn Education & Support Centre. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

People who still felt stigmatised because they grew up in a residential institution for children were advised to “let go”, at a tribute to the late Ch(...)

The fourth and final report on implementation of the 99 recommendations arising from the Ryan report is expected to be laid before the Oireachtas by Minister for Children Charlie Flanagan (above) next month. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The fourth and final report on implementation of the 99 recommendations arising from the Ryan report is expected to be laid before the Oireachtas by M(...)

Friends and family of the late Christine Buckley were joined by  survivors of institutional abuse from the Aislinn Centre outside Dublin’s Pro Cathedral for the months mind Mass this evening. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

They filled out the Dublin’s Pro Cathedral this evening, mainly older men and women, most of whom had been in residential institutions as child(...)

 Christine Buckley. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

‘Hello darkness, my old friend. I’ve come to talk with you again . . .” You’ve been on my mind for four weeks now, like “a vision softly(...)

One of the most significant documentaries ever broadcast on Irish television, Louis Lentin’s Dear Daughter (...)

 Christine Buckley at a silent march in solidarity with survivors of sexual abuse on Molesworth Strret, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The campaigner for survivors of institutional abuse, Christine Buckley, was one of the first former residents of the Goldenbridge orphanage in (...)

The funeral of campaigner Christine Buckley yesterday at Church of St Therese, Mount Merrion, Dublin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

Christine Buckley was “a woman of extraordinary courage,” said President Michael D Higgins yesterday. Speaking after her funeral at the Church of St T(...)