# magdalene-laundries - Today’s News
# magdalene-laundries - Thursday 28 November, 2013
It is the second time this month that a UN agency has voiced concerns about Ireland’s record.
# magdalene-laundries - Friday 8 November, 2013
Justice for Magdalenes Research pointed to the length of time the McAleese Report said most women stayed in the laundries, compared to how long survivors actually stayed in them.
# magdalene-laundries - Tuesday 5 November, 2013
Speaking in the Dáil this evening, Shatter said that over 600 applications have been made for lump-sum payments from the redress scheme set up in the wake of the McAleese report.
# magdalene-laundries - Thursday 31 October, 2013
Mary Lou McDonald said time was ticking and that at least two women have passed away without receiving compensation.
# magdalene-laundries - Tuesday 27 August, 2013
The protest will involve the signatures of over 1,000 people being gathered on white sheets and displayed at the event.
# magdalene-laundries - Saturday 3 August, 2013
The principals of basic human compassion and decency would lead anybody to disgust at the conditions asylum seekers endure in Direct Provision hostels – and the warning signs clearly point to future scandal, writes Aaron McKenna.
# magdalene-laundries - Thursday 25 July, 2013
Parallels have been made between the Bethany Home case and that of the Magadalene Laundries.
# magdalene-laundries - Wednesday 24 July, 2013
# magdalene-laundries - Wednesday 17 July, 2013
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The religious orders who were responsible for the
Magdalene Laundries should give money towards the compensation scheme, but Enda Kenny says he won’t go down the legal route to ensure they do.
Why are the religious orders responsible for running the
Magdalene Laundries not obliged to pay financial compensation to survivors?
The minister said it would not be lawful to remove the religious orders charitable status and there’s no scope to take legal action against those who refuse to contribute to the compensation scheme.
# magdalene-laundries - Tuesday 16 July, 2013
Justice Minister Alan Shatter has said he is disappointed that religious orders implicated in the
Magdalene Laundries scandal will not contribute to the compensation fund for survivors.
Magdalene Survivors said the women who worked in the laundries are ‘flabbergasted’ that the State is allowing this to happen.
# magdalene-laundries - Tuesday 2 July, 2013
The Catholic Church and the Irish State were both responsible for incarcerating women in the
Magdalene Laundries – and so both must pay, writes Anne Ferris TD. # magdalene-laundries - Thursday 27 June, 2013
The compensation scheme announced this week falls far short of what’s required, survivors say.
# magdalene-laundries - Wednesday 26 June, 2013
Members of the group Magdalene Survivors Together have demanded the religious orders which operated the laundry system be held responsible for the abuse that went on inside them.
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# magdalene-laundries - Tuesday 18 June, 2013
The IHRC has assessed the human rights implications for the State of what occurred in the
Magdalene Laundries. # magdalene-laundries - Monday 11 March, 2013
Justice for Magdalenes is to meet with Justice John Quirke this week to discuss the establishment of a redress scheme.
# magdalene-laundries - Sunday 3 March, 2013
Flowers were laid at the graves and tributes to the women were read out by representatives from various groups.
# magdalene-laundries - Saturday 2 March, 2013
A solicitor for some of the London-based women says the State should pay for legal representation as it did during the Redress Scheme.
# magdalene-laundries - Thursday 28 February, 2013
The Department of Justice is asking women who were in the laundries to fill out a form registering their interest in receiving money from a special redress fund being set up.
# magdalene-laundries - Wednesday 20 February, 2013
Former residents of the Summerhill Training Centre and the notorious Bethany Home could also be in line for redress, Enda Kenny indicated in the Dáil this morning.
Survivors are being invited to contact the Department of Justice as a former judge leads the process of establishing the best way to compensate the women.
# magdalene-laundries - Tuesday 19 February, 2013
Justice for Magdalenes acknowledged the “sincere and heartfelt words of sorrow on behalf of all Irish citizens and the Irish State” expressed by the Taoiseach this evening.
The funds will be given to the UK Step by Step Centre for Irish Survivors of Industrial Schools and the Laundries.
The Taoiseach stepped out of this evening’s Dáil debates to pop upstairs and greet the survivors.
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Watch the Taoiseach’s full, historic 17-minute speech as he apologised to the women committed to
The Taoiseach has apologised to the “blameless”
Magdalene Laundries survivors for the hurt that was done to them, and any stigma they suffered.
“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…”
TDs this evening debate the findings of the inter-departmental report, with expectations of a formal State apology.
# magdalene-laundries - Sunday 17 February, 2013
Minister Alan Shatter said that the focus is on producing a ‘comprehensive package of measures’ arising out of the recent report.
# magdalene-laundries - Thursday 14 February, 2013
The Fianna Fáil leader told TheJournal.ie it was wrong that the
Magdalene Laundries survivors were not acknowledged when he was in government.
Justice Minister Alan Shatter has said the Government wants to bring closure to the issue.
# magdalene-laundries - Wednesday 13 February, 2013
The Seanad today debates legislation extending the time for which the HSE can take a child from its parents.
# magdalene-laundries - Tuesday 12 February, 2013
Fianna Fail have called for the establishment of a dedicated unit within the Department of Justice and Equality to co-ordinate remaining aspects of the State’s response to victims of the
The head of the Magdalene Survivors Together group said that they were now confident of a formal apology.
# magdalene-laundries - Monday 11 February, 2013
Members of the Magdalene Survivors Together will meet with Taoiseach Enda Kenny this afternoon but another group has sought clarification on the purpose of any meeting.
The hand of the State and religious bodies in what happened to the women of the Laundries is clear – but the hard facts of the McAleese report also shows that the Irish public was complicit too.