Ryan Report

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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(...)

Prof Chris Fitzpatrick: “Ireland is a different country than it was and this needs to be reflected in our public services and institutions.” Photograph: Alan Betson

In the late 1960s, I was an altar boy in a convent on Dublin’s northside. There was a school, an orphanage and a laundry on the same site. At Mass, th(...)

Model healthcare?: the maternity hospital planned for the St Vincent’s campus in Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byne

Stories about the ownership and governance of the National Maternity Hospital after it moves from Holles Street have been bubbling for a while. We’ll (...)

Fr Ray Warren: “The statement does acknowledge the moral claims of the victims of the system”

A religious congregation has said it was not being insensitive to victims when it published a recent statement on “the moral challenge posed to relig(...)

Religious “perceived a great injustice being done to them”. Their image of themselves “as committed Christians was shattered”. Photograph: Christian Hartmann

Pressure by politicians on religious congregations to pay half the €1.5 billion cost of compensating those abused in Catholic institutions “is immoral(...)

Richard Bruton described the €219 million contribution by the Catholic Church to the redress bill as a ‘far cry’ from the 50 per cent share it agreed to contribute. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Minister of Education has said the approach taken by religious orders to redress for people abused in religious institutions suggested the “protec(...)

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