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Six religious orders have not paid into a State redress fund for mother and baby home survivors.

The Irish Daily Mail reports the Government is planning to appoint an external negotiator to get the religious organisations to pay their contributions.

34 thousand survivors are still waiting to access an 800 million euro redress scheme, which was scheduled to open late last year.

Clodagh Malone was born in St Patrick’s Mother and Baby Home in 1970 and says older survivors will die before they get justice:

“There’s despair. Certainly, I have an awful lot of survivors, children of the mothers that were in the home that are trying to advocate for their mothers to get that final redress or closure.”

“How many other Magdalene Laundries or industrial schools have had this delay after delay.”