Louise O’Keeffe with the Spirit of Mother Jones award. Photograph:  Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Campaigner Louise O’Keeffe told of how honoured and humbled she felt to become the first Cork person to receive the Spirit of Mother Jones Award, whic(...)

Louise O’Keeffe who was abused by schoolteacher in the 1970s has spent 15 years trying to get justice for herself and other victims of school abuse. Photograph: Garrett White/Collins Court

Cork woman, Louise O’Keeffe is to be honoured for her work campaigning for justice for victims of child sexual abuse in Irish schools when she receive(...)

Louise O’Keeffe pictured after a Supreme Court hearing in 2009. Photo Garrett White / Collins Court

An apology from Taoiseach Leo Varadkar “means nothing” if the State is going to continue to “split hairs” in its treatment of people who were sexually(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar  accepted people like Louise O’Keeffe were failed a number of times. Photograph: PA Wire

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has apologised on behalf of the State to people who were sexually abused in day schools and for the delay afterwards in acknowl(...)

Genetic counselling is about trying to explain the condition, how it’s inherited and to explain any genetic testing results. Photograph: iStock

Coming to terms with a genetic illness in the family can leave a person with many questions. What does this mean for me? What does this mean for my ch(...)

Abuse survivor John Allen (left) with his application to the ECJ, fellow survivor Christopher Rainbow (right) and campaigner Mark Vincent Healy. Photograph: Dave Meehan

A group of survivors of sexual abuse in primary schools who are not eligible for the State redress scheme has sent their case to the European Court o(...)

A group of abuse victims pictured outside the Dáil on Wednesday to mark a motion  on reforms to a State abuse redress scheme. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Government has been defeated by 84 votes to 44 on a Dáil motion to allow victims of primary school sexual abuse to seek redress on the same basis (...)

John Allen, front, and members of  VOCADS outside the Dáil to mark a motion due before the house on a redress scheme for victims of convicted child sex abusers. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

A group of men who were sexually abused in schools as children gathered at Leinster House on Wednesday ahead of a Dáil debate on whether the State is (...)

Washington Street (pictured) will continue to hear civil cases after criminal cases move to Anglesea Street

Daniel O’Connell defended cases there, the IRA planned to free Tomás Óg Mac Curtain from the dock there and now after almost 200 years of hosting crim(...)

John Allen (third from left) and other members of campaign group for victims of  school child abuse, outside Leinster House. They are joined by  Sinn Féin TD Maurice Quinlivan (second from right).

Campaigners who say they were sexually abused in schools have accused the Department of Education of “stonewalling” their attempts to seek justice and(...)

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