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# laundries - Wednesday 30 October, 2013

UN committee members hear call for independent Magdalene inquiry

The Irish Council for Civil Liberties presented a list of recent developments in Ireland to the committee.

# laundries - Tuesday 22 October, 2013

Call for immediate compensation as second Magdalene survivor passes away

Kathleen Whelan is one of two members of Magdalene Survivors Together who has died this year before receiving compensation.

# laundries - Thursday 18 July, 2013

Magdalene survivors call on Catholics to boycott mass this weekend

A group representing survivors of the Magdalene laundries has asked people to withhold donations to their local Catholic church this weekend.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Here are the nine stories you need to know as you start your day.

# laundries - Wednesday 17 July, 2013

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Here are the nine stories you need to know as you start your day.

# laundries - Tuesday 16 July, 2013

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Here are nine things to know as you start your day.

# laundries - Wednesday 3 July, 2013

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Good morning! Here are the nine stories you need to know as you start your day.

# laundries - Tuesday 18 June, 2013

Call for immediate independent redress scheme for Magdalene women

The Justice for Magdalenes Research group has called for immediate redress following a report into the State involvement with Magdalene laundries.

# laundries - Tuesday 26 March, 2013

Survivor guide published for Magdalene women applying to Commission

The guide for survivors is published ahead of a report by a former High Court judge into how the State can best provide redress and support for the women.

# laundries - Saturday 9 March, 2013

Magdalene survivors “shocked and upset” by nun interview defending laundries

In an interview aired last night, two anonymous nuns defended the Magdalene laundries and said religious orders had no need to apologise.

Poll: Should religious orders pay compensation for the Magdalene laundries? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should religious orders pay compensation for the Magdalene laundries?

The State has set up a compensation fund for survivors of the Magdalene laundries – but questions have been raised about whether the religious orders should pay up too.

# laundries - Saturday 23 February, 2013

Top readers’ comments of the week

Here’s our round-up of the best, the most popular and the most commented-on pieces from the past week. Did you make it in?

Bethany Home survivors: “They will have to realise we are not going away”

The group representing the survivors said that they will continue to push for redress and a memorial to children at the home buried in unmarked graves.

# laundries - Friday 22 February, 2013

Artist says Magdalenes piece “gives a voice to women who were never heard”

The work, which went on display last night, features hundreds of stories about life in the Magdalene laundries.

# laundries - Wednesday 20 February, 2013

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

# laundries - Tuesday 19 February, 2013

Dáil hears heartfelt apologies to Magdalene Laundry survivors

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore told the women that “today is not the end” for them, and that “Ireland… was wrong, not you”.

Terms of Reference for government’s Magdalene fund published

Judge John Quirke will make recommendations on the criteria for the help the government can give to Magdalene Laundries survivors.

In full: Enda Kenny’s State apology to the Magdalene women

“I, as Taoiseach, on behalf of the State, the government and our citizens deeply regret and apologise unreservedly to all those women for the hurt that was done to them…”

# laundries - Friday 8 February, 2013

FF table Dáil motion to call for formal Magdalene apology

TDs will vote next Wednesday on whether to support a State apology, and to set up a unit to consider redress schemes.

# laundries - Wednesday 6 February, 2013

“An apology needs to be addressed” – Labour puts pressure on Taoiseach

The statement issued by the party’s TDs and Senators this evening increases the pressure on Fine Gael in the wake of the Taoiseach’s non-apology.

Government departments used Magdalene laundries to do their washing

The Departments of Finance, Health, Social Welfare and Education all used the laundry on Sean McDermott Street in Dublin.

# laundries - Tuesday 5 February, 2013

In their own words: Survivors’ accounts of life inside a Magdalene Laundry

The report published today includes a section devoted to survivors’ first-hand accounts of life in a Laundry.

Religious orders offer apology for abuse in Magdalene Laundries

The four orders whose Laundries were investigated in the report express regret for the abuse uncovered there.

SIPTU calls for financial compensation for Magdalene survivors

The country’s biggest trade union says mental anguish cannot be undone, and survivors should be compensated adequately.

In numbers: the report into the State’s role in the Magdalene Laundries

A selection of numerical statistics drawn from the Inter-Departmental report, and about the report itself.

‘State must finally accept its role’: Amnesty responds to Magdalene report

Amnesty International Ireland says the Magdalenes report reveals “major human rights abuses” and demands urgent action.

VIDEO: Taoiseach stops short of apologising for Magdalene Laundries, angering survivors Magdalenes This post contains videos

VIDEO: Taoiseach stops short of apologising for Magdalene Laundries, angering survivors

“That is not an apology… it is a cop out,” survivors said of Enda Kenny’s comments in the Dáil this afternoon.

Magdalene Laundries report finds direct State involvement

Senator McAleese said he hopes his report brings healing and peace of mind to survivors.

# laundries - Thursday 7 June, 2012

Senator McAleese meets with Magdalene survivors

The Justice for Magdalenes group said that survivors and family members of survivors met with the Senator to discuss state interaction with the Magdalene Laundries.

# laundries - Friday 14 October, 2011

Group calls for State apology to Magdalene laundry survivors

Victims of the laundries should also be compensated for lost earnings over their time there, Justice For Magdalenes said.