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Poll: Should Bethany survivors be given same redress as Magdalenes?

Parallels have been made between the Bethany Home case and that of the Magadalene Laundries.

Bethany infants unmarked graves in Mount Jerome Cemetery in Dublin.
Bethany infants unmarked graves in Mount Jerome Cemetery in Dublin.
Image: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

THERE WILL BE no redress scheme for the survivors of Bethany Home, a Protestant-run house for unmarried mothers and their children.

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter said some women were there voluntarily and in some cases women were in the home for only one or two weeks. He said the government would look into opening a memorial and make records related to the home available to survivors.

Parallels have been made between the Bethany Home case and that of the Magadalene Laundries, whose victims will receive payments of up to €100,000, depending on their length of stay at the institutions.

Today we want to know what do you think?

Poll: Should Bethany Home survivors be given the same redress as the Magdalene Laundry survivors?


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