# magdalene - Today’s News
# magdalene - Monday 19 January, 2015
A number of organisations have called on the government to implement all of the recommendations in the Quirke report.
# magdalene - Tuesday 24 June, 2014
The Justice Minister also announced that lump sums totalling €12.8 million have been paid to survivors.
# magdalene - 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 - Tuesday 25 February, 2014
Survivors Who Stand Together claim that they are being treated like “beggars”.
# magdalene - Wednesday 19 February, 2014
Today marks the one year anniversary of the apology from the Taoiseach to Magdalene survivors.
# magdalene - 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 - Wednesday 30 October, 2013
The Irish Council for Civil Liberties presented a list of recent developments in Ireland to the committee.
# magdalene - Tuesday 22 October, 2013
Kathleen Whelan is one of two members of Magdalene Survivors Together who has died this year before receiving compensation.
# magdalene - Thursday 1 August, 2013
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
Everybody’s talking about exiting the bailout, the end of the Dáil term and Nelson Mandela’s birthday.
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
Everybody’s talking about an abortion case in the High Court, a new broadcasting charge and the cover of Rolling Stone.
Ireland will most likely hold a referendum on gay marriage next year. How will you vote?
Why are the religious orders responsible for running the Magdalene Laundries not obliged to pay financial compensation to survivors?
# magdalene - Tuesday 16 July, 2013
Everyone’s talking about the abortion legislation passing the Seanad, Magdalene laundries, and Katy French’s inquest.
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
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
The compensation scheme announced this week falls far short of what’s required, survivors say.
# magdalene - 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.
The Magdalene survivors will all receive cash payments from €11,500 to €100,000, depending on their length of stay.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
# magdalene - Tuesday 19 February, 2013
Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore told the women that “today is not the end” for them, and that “Ireland… was wrong, not you”.
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.
Judge John Quirke will make recommendations on the criteria for the help the government can give to Magdalene Laundries survivors.
Watch the Taoiseach’s full, historic 17-minute speech as he apologised to the women committed to Magdalene Laundries.
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 - Sunday 17 February, 2013
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.
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
Meanwhile, the Justice for Magdalenes group has published a redacted version of its principal submission on the laundries online.