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# magdalene - 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 - 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 - Tuesday 25 February, 2014

Abuse survivors to protest against redress fund

Survivors Who Stand Together claim that they are being treated like “beggars”.

# magdalene - Wednesday 19 February, 2014

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 - 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 - 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.

# magdalene - 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.

# magdalene - Thursday 1 August, 2013

Symphysiotomy survivors reject Magdalene type redress scheme

After a meeting with the Health Minister today, one of the groups representing women said at no stage did Reilly condemn the practice.

# magdalene - Thursday 18 July, 2013

Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday

Everybody’s talking about exiting the bailout, the end of the Dáil term and Nelson Mandela’s birthday.

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.

# magdalene - Wednesday 17 July, 2013

Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday

Everybody’s talking about an abortion case in the High Court, a new broadcasting charge and the cover of Rolling Stone.

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?

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?

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

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

# magdalene - Tuesday 16 July, 2013

Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday

Everyone’s talking about the abortion legislation passing the Seanad, Magdalene laundries, and Katy French’s inquest.

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.

# magdalene - Wednesday 10 July, 2013

Government condemned by symphysiotomy group for “underhand approach”

A survivors’ group says any proposals for a Magdalene-type scheme of redress would be “wholly inappropriate”, and has called on the Government to engage with its members.

# magdalene - 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 - 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.

‘Today is about justice’: Magdalene redress scheme details announced

The Magdalene survivors will all receive cash payments from €11,500 to €100,000, depending on their length of stay.

Details of Magdalene compensation scheme due today

The Minister for Justice is expected to be published details of the compensation and support scheme for hundreds of women who survived the laundries.

# magdalene - 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.

# magdalene - Tuesday 9 April, 2013

Bethany Home survivors to meet Shatter for redress and apology

The survivors of the Protestant-run Bethany home are calling for redress and an apology for their treatment at the home.

# magdalene - 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.

# magdalene - 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 - Tuesday 26 February, 2013

Column: Ireland’s political system must embrace diversity to foster justice

Paying attention to multiple, often mutually reinforcing disadvantages, can help us understand injustices committed against marginalised members of our society, writes Clara Fischer.

# magdalene - Saturday 23 February, 2013

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.

# magdalene - Wednesday 20 February, 2013

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

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

# magdalene - 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”.

Govt to pay €250,000 to fund UK centre for Irish Magdalene survivors

The funds will be given to the UK Step by Step Centre for Irish Survivors of Industrial Schools and the Laundries.

PIC: Enda Kenny meets Magdalene survivors in Dáil gallery

The Taoiseach stepped out of this evening’s Dáil debates to pop upstairs and greet the survivors.

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.

VIDEO: Enda Kenny issues formal State apology to Magdalene survivors Apology This post contains videos

VIDEO: Enda Kenny issues formal State apology to Magdalene survivors

Watch the Taoiseach’s full, historic 17-minute speech as he apologised to the women committed to Magdalene Laundries.

Kenny “deeply regrets and apologises unreservedly” to Magdalene women in emotional speech

The Taoiseach has apologised to the “blameless” Magdalene Laundries survivors for the hurt that was done to them, and any stigma they suffered.

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…”

LIVE: Dáil debates the findings of the Magdalene Laundries report Dáil Éireann This post contains videos

LIVE: Dáil debates the findings of the Magdalene Laundries report

TDs this evening debate the findings of the inter-departmental report, with expectations of a formal State apology.

# magdalene - Sunday 17 February, 2013

Call for “fair and transparent” Magdalene compensation package

The group proposes a figure of €100,000 lump sum compensation for Magdalene survivors, in addition to a package of services including pensions and lost wages.

Government to make ‘specific announcements’ on Magdalene report on Tuesday

Minister Alan Shatter said that the focus is on producing a ‘comprehensive package of measures’ arising out of the recent report.

# magdalene - Saturday 16 February, 2013

Magdalene survivors “expect apology next week”

Meanwhile, the Justice for Magdalenes group has published a redacted version of its principal submission on the laundries online.

# magdalene - Monday 11 February, 2013

Apology is ‘fundamentally important’ as Magdalenes meet Taoiseach today

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.

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