Lyttle calls on Irish Government to reconsider Bethany Home decision

Alliance OFMDFM spokesperson Chris Lyttle MLA has said that the Irish Government should reconsider their decision to exclude Bethany Home survivors from the Residential Institutions Redress Scheme.

Incidents of abuse and neglect have been reported by formers residents of the institution that was located in Dublin. It was a place for unmarried Protestant mothers and their children.

Chris Lyttle MLA said: “I was very disappointed by the decision of the Irish Government to prevent Bethany Home survivors from accessing this redress scheme.

“Considering what went on in this institution, I think they are lacking empathy by not including this set of survivors in this redress scheme.

“It is clear that the abuse and neglect they suffered is exactly what this scheme was designed to address.

“I hope the Irish Government will reconsider their decision and offer the support and redress that these survivors should have been given in the first place.”


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