Ryan Report

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The Catholic Church’s 31 page document rejecting gender fluidity landed during Pride month.  File photograph: Filippo Monteforte/AFP/Getty Images

It was in a beautiful little church by the sea in Italy that I very nearly didn’t get married 16 years ago. While my wedding plans were falling apart(...)

Carmel McDonnell Byrne at the Christine Buckley Centre for Education and Support offices in Dublin city centre ahead of her retirement on May 30th. Photograph: Laura Hutton/ The Irish Times

For years Carmel McDonnell Byrne was the woman behind Christine Buckley, a quiet figure who has fought many battles over 20 years in the cause of thos(...)

Those at the launch heard that it was more than 25 years since the late Christine Buckley 'started what became a crusade that forced the truth out into the open'. File photograph: Charlie Collins

The Ryan report, published 10 years ago next Monday, “proved beyond doubt that children were treated like inmates in a prison and like slaves”, Minist(...)

Artane Industrial School in Dublin which was run by the Christian Brothers and was named in the Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse report.

The Ryan report, published 10 years ago this month, was based on the testimony of over 1,000 people who told the Commission to Inquire into Child Abus(...)

One in Four executive director Maeve Lewis described the exhibition as both compelling and disturbing. Photograph: Alan Betson

An exhibition by survivors of childhood sex abuse has been curated to mark 10 years since the Ryan Report. The report investigated abuse in institut(...)

The congregations have yet to pay in full compensation deals reached in 2002 and 2009. Photograph: Alan Betson

Eighteen religious congregations who ran orphanages, reformatories and industrial schools investigated by the Ryan Commission have yet to fully honour(...)

President Michael D Higgins hosts an event at Áras an Uachtaráin on Friday for the Christine Buckley Centre, an organisation set up to assist the victims of clerical and institutional abuse. Photograph: Dave Meehan for the Irish Times

Society and those who “stayed silent” also bear responsibility for what took place in industrial schools and other historic institutions, President Mi(...)

Site of the former Magdalen Laundry on Sean McDermott Street, Dublin.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

What do we do with Ireland’s institutional history? After the reports are issued, and the apologies made, how should Irish society and culture incorpo(...)

Grace Dyas at the Magdalene laundry site on Railway Street in north inner city Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

I am digging here to find my baby. I am digging to find out the truth. But the sad thing is, as soon as I find out the truth, I will bury it again. So(...)

“The religious orders still owe the taxpayer at least €150 million, on their own terms. And really, a lot more.” Photograph: iStock

Sometimes you have to join the dots. On yesterday’s business pages, The Irish Times reported the splendid news that Glenveagh Properties, an Irish ho(...)

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