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Recovering journalist, formerly Irish Examiner. Write on adoption, M and B homes, Magdalene Laundries for 10yrs. Lecture @JMCNUIGalway. Views my own.
Jun 5, 2021 9 tweets 3 min read
Thread: Ok here is why I asked Prof Daly about the Commission's claim there are 2 death registers for Bessborough and elicited the bee in my bonnet remark. It was just a question and I hope to be wrong and that there are two. I hope it makes sense. Here goes: 2. The claim in the Fifth Interim Report of 2 registers was used to explain a discrepancy I had pointed out in a story. I had considered that there may be two so I spent a bit of time trying to find out if there was 2. Tusla records are clear on this point
Jan 30, 2021 9 tweets 3 min read
Thread:1/9 So, I’ve thought a lot about this before tweeting it as the M and B report is not about me but a section about my work. The Commission has a made a false statements about my work which formed the basis of a Sindo article. Here it goes: 2. I’ll address Sec 58 again - needless to say I don’t think the Fifth interim report addresses the issue satisfactorily. However, Sec 58 claims I did not report certain “caveats” in an unpublished Bessborough report I obtained. This is untrue. But first, these “caveats”
Mar 21, 2019 13 tweets 2 min read
Here's a quick thread on the Magdalene redress scheme. I have been years writing on this now. Anyway, here goes: Since the scheme was widened - just seven of the 97 women who have applied have received a payment. 14 women have yet to receive an offer over a dispute on dates The scheme was widened in June 2018 following a scathing Ombudsman report which found the DOJ had wrongly refused some survivors access to redress payments and that the scheme had been maladministered.