On Thursday, Katherine Zappone met with a small number of Bethany home survivors  in Leinster House. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

An appeal from survivors of the Bethany Homes religious institution for a “fast track” redress process has been turned down, following a meeting with (...)

Members of the Bethany Survivors Group Patrick Anderson-McQuoid and Derek Leinster in 2010 at the burial site of children from the Bethany Home, at Mount Jerome Cemetery, Harolds Cross, Dublin.  Photograph: Eric Luke

The State's treatment of young women and single mothers in the past was a “historic disgrace”, the founder of the Bethany Survivors Group said (...)