# magdalene-laundries - Today’s News
They’ve jumped the fence, baby, and are coming to visit us.
# magdalene-laundries - Saturday 9 August, 2014
Justice for Magdalenes Research has said that it falls short of what was previously recommended to Government.
# magdalene-laundries - Monday 14 July, 2014
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
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
The Justice Minister also announced that lump sums totalling €12.8 million have been paid to survivors.
# magdalene-laundries - Saturday 14 June, 2014
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
Justice for Magadalenes Research said today that the laundries should be included in the government’s statutory investigation.
# magdalene-laundries - Monday 9 June, 2014
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
The scheme will cost the State up to €60 million.
# magdalene-laundries - Wednesday 23 April, 2014
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
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
The event was held in Glasnevin Cemetery today.
# magdalene-laundries - Wednesday 19 February, 2014
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Today marks the one year anniversary of the apology from the Taoiseach to Magdalene survivors.
# magdalene-laundries - Wednesday 5 February, 2014
The Holy See said it sees some of the UN committee’s observations as interfering with its teaching.
The UN demanded that the Vatican “immediately remove” all clergy who are known or suspected child abusers.
# magdalene-laundries - Sunday 29 December, 2013
Magdalene survivors, symphysiotomy campaigns and UNCAT criticism of abortion guidelines…this is the year that was.
# 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
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
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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.
# 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.