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# magdalene-laundries - Thursday 30 October, 2014

An inmate in Limerick Prison made these Magdalene-inspired quilts

The man’s teacher said most students in the prison have little or no art experience and the classes help them to see what they’re capable of.

# magdalene-laundries - Saturday 9 August, 2014

“Important services” missing from Magdalene survivors redress scheme

Justice for Magdalenes Research has said that it falls short of what was previously recommended to Government.

# magdalene-laundries - Monday 14 July, 2014

UN told symphysiotomy patients were ‘operated upon wide awake and often screaming’

The Justice Minister defended the State redress scheme for survivors of symphysiotomy at a meeting of the UN Human Rights Committee in Geneva today.

# magdalene-laundries - Sunday 29 June, 2014

Opinion: Adoption, illegitimate children and ‘the bogey of proselytism’ in Catholic Ireland

The history of Ireland’s legal adoption battle is fraught with examples of church-state collusion, even after 1952 when legislation for it was finally enacted in Ireland.

# magdalene-laundries - Tuesday 24 June, 2014

Government announces legislation to support Magdalene survivors

The Justice Minister also announced that lump sums totalling €12.8 million have been paid to survivors.

# magdalene-laundries - Saturday 14 June, 2014

County homes ruled out of inquiry to prevent a “bottomless quagmire”

The Minister for Children said the investigation into mother-and-baby homes must have a time-limit and be cost-effective.

# magdalene-laundries - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

“Huge traffic” between Magdalene laundries and mother-and-baby homes

Justice for Magadalenes Research said today that the laundries should be included in the government’s statutory investigation.

# magdalene-laundries - Monday 9 June, 2014

Column: We must stop claiming that ‘we never knew’ about child abuse at Catholic institutions

It’s a common refrain that widespread abuse was only exposed in recent decades – but the real story is very different, writes Fin Dwyer.

# magdalene-laundries - Friday 23 May, 2014

UN criticises Magdalene orders for ‘refusal’ to contribute to redress

The scheme will cost the State up to €60 million.

# magdalene-laundries - Wednesday 23 April, 2014

Magdalene Laundries survivors have received €10.3 million in compensation

Justice Minister Alan Shatter told the Dáil that 731 applications have been made under the redress scheme so far.

# magdalene-laundries - Thursday 13 March, 2014

Magdalene women share nearly €9m in compensation – but still waiting on healthcare

Around 250 women have accepted offers of compensation from a fund set up in the wake of the McAleese report into the Magdalene Laundries, the Public Accounts Committee heard today.

# magdalene-laundries - Sunday 2 March, 2014

Memorial event remembers women incarcerated in Magdalene laundries Catholic Church This post contains images

Memorial event remembers women incarcerated in Magdalene laundries

The event was held in Glasnevin Cemetery today.

# magdalene-laundries - Wednesday 19 February, 2014

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Good morning, here’s everything you need to know to launch yourself into Wednesday.

Women ‘yet to receive a penny’ on anniversary of apology to Magdalene survivors

Today marks the one year anniversary of the apology from the Taoiseach to Magdalene survivors.

# magdalene-laundries - Wednesday 5 February, 2014

Vatican says it will protect children – but criticises UN for ‘interfering’

The Holy See said it sees some of the UN committee’s observations as interfering with its teaching.

United Nations denounces the Vatican for allowing priests to rape children

The UN demanded that the Vatican “immediately remove” all clergy who are known or suspected child abusers.

# magdalene-laundries - Sunday 29 December, 2013

Ireland, women and 2013: A year we dealt with our legacy issues?

Magdalene survivors, symphysiotomy campaigns and UNCAT criticism of abortion guidelines…this is the year that was.

# magdalene-laundries - Thursday 28 November, 2013

UN anti-torture body questions Ireland’s record on abortion and Magdalenes

It is the second time this month that a UN agency has voiced concerns about Ireland’s record.

# magdalene-laundries - Friday 8 November, 2013

‘Serious errors’ with McAleese Report, say Magdalene survivors

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

First payments to Madgalene Laundry survivors will be made in 4 to 6 weeks

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

‘Shatter needs to make a public statement on redress delay for Magdalene women’

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

Magdalene protest to take place at Sisters of Mercy office

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

Aaron McKenna: Asylum seekers are our new institutional home victims

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

Poll: Should Bethany survivors be given same redress as Magdalenes? Your Say This post contains a poll

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.

# magdalene-laundries - Wednesday 24 July, 2013

Minister said Bethany Home must be included in redress scheme… in 2010

Three years ago Kathleen Lynch said the government’s refusal to include the Bethany Home in a redress scgeme was a “running sore”. Yesterday she said the government’s decision to refuse redress was an “appropriate one”.

# magdalene-laundries - Wednesday 17 July, 2013

Poll: How will you vote on gay marriage? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: How will you vote on gay marriage?

Ireland will most likely hold a referendum on gay marriage next year. How will you vote?

Enda Kenny: Religious orders should reflect on making a monetary contribution to Magdalenes

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.

Explainer: How can religious orders refuse to pay compensation to Magdalenes?

Why are the religious orders responsible for running the Magdalene Laundries not obliged to pay financial compensation to survivors?

Shatter: Religious orders have a moral and ethical obligation to contribute to Magdalene 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

Shatter: I can’t go in a tank and force Magdalene orders to pay compensation

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.

Refusal of religious orders to compensate Magdalenes ‘beggars belief’

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

Column: The Catholic Church owes the women of the Magdalene Laundries

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

Magdalene group seeks meeting with Shatter over ‘deeply unfair’ redress scheme

The compensation scheme announced this week falls far short of what’s required, survivors say.

# magdalene-laundries - Wednesday 26 June, 2013

Magdalene survivor group ‘not happy at all’ with redress package

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.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Good morning! Here are nine things to know before you start your day…

# magdalene-laundries - Tuesday 18 June, 2013

Human Rights Commission: The State failed Magdalene women

The IHRC has assessed the human rights implications for the State of what occurred in the Magdalene Laundries.

# magdalene-laundries - Monday 11 March, 2013

Magdalene group raises concerns with UN committee

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

Magdalene women remembered in vigils in Dublin and Galway

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

Calls for Magdalenes to be given independent legal advice

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

Nearly 800 inquiries about Magdalene Laundries fund

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.

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