Magdalene Laundries Redress Thoughts

Just a few thoughts:-   I was so pleased to hear the announcement by Justice Alan Shatter of  a compensation scheme for the ladies of the Magdalene Launderies.   In his statement he said “TODAY IS ABOUT JUSTICE”!!!!   When Enda Kenny delivered his emotional apology in February to a standing ovation,  there could be no … Continue reading

Consideration on Bethany Home redress to be concluded ‘in weeks’ Whilst we welcome the decision to compensate the victims/survivors of abuse in the Laundries and the Bethany Homes……we just wonder……when is it finally going to happen here in the North of Ireland. Must we continue to wonder…… and wait to be compensated, when all around … Continue reading

SAVIA Open Day

We are having an open day on Friday 21st June in our new offices. 1st floor; 51 Donegall St Belfast BT1 2FH (above John Hewitt Bar) 1.00 – 6.00 Refreshments provided This is an INFORMAL day to welcome all victims and survivors and show them our premises We will be operating as an ‘all day’ … Continue reading


Survivors and victims of institutional abuse have welcomed the announcement by the First and deputy First Minister that the Northern Ireland Executive will make a decision about establishing an inquiry in the early Autumn after consulting with victims. Margaret McGuckin of Survivors and Victims of Institutional Abuse said: “So far, every promise that Peter Robinson … Continue reading

Abuse probe on Executive agenda – Belfast Telegraph

Friday, 8 July 2011 The terms of an inquiry into historic institutional abuse in Northern Ireland will be announced in the autumn. In conjunction with abuse survivors, Executive ministers said they will explore a series of options and formats over the summer recess. A report prepared by a cross-departmental working group set up to examine … Continue reading