# magdalenes - Today’s News
# magdalenes - Monday 3 March, 2014
Reliance on ex gratia redress schemes should be read against a backdrop of Government reluctance to allow these victims – and others like them – to speak on their own terms about the recent past, writes Máiréad Enright.
# magdalenes - Sunday 29 December, 2013
Magdalene survivors, symphysiotomy campaigns and UNCAT criticism of abortion guidelines…this is the year that was.
# magdalenes - Thursday 28 November, 2013
It is the second time this month that a UN agency has voiced concerns about Ireland’s record.
# magdalenes - 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.
# magdalenes - 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.
# magdalenes - Saturday 20 July, 2013
Breaking via The Mire wire: Seanad insists it’s relevant, talks about fanny; parades mar riots; Magdalene nuns coach banking execs.
# magdalenes - Thursday 18 July, 2013
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# magdalenes - Wednesday 17 July, 2013
Why are the religious orders responsible for running the Magdalene Laundries not obliged to pay financial compensation to survivors?
# magdalenes - Tuesday 16 July, 2013
Magdalene Survivors said the women who worked in the laundries are ‘flabbergasted’ that the State is allowing this to happen.
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# magdalenes - Saturday 6 July, 2013
Justice for Magdalenes research has published a guide, and said it will “empower” survivors when applying for the funds.
# magdalenes - Wednesday 3 July, 2013
Good morning! Here are the nine stories you need to know as you start your day.
The women said it will be a day for them to enjoy but that their work is “just getting started”.
# magdalenes - 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.
# magdalenes - 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.
# magdalenes - Tuesday 18 June, 2013
The IHRC has assessed the human rights implications for the State of what occurred in the Magdalene Laundries.
# magdalenes - Saturday 1 June, 2013
UNCAT is worried the probe was not fully independent.
# magdalenes - Saturday 25 May, 2013
Welcome to the weekend! Here are nine things to know before you get started.
There are calls for a monument or museum to be built on the site to remember the women forced to stay in the institution in Dublin’s inner city.
# magdalenes - Friday 17 May, 2013
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The group said that it has ended its political campaign now that the objectives of an apology and a redress scheme for Magdalene survivors have been achieved.
# magdalenes - Thursday 16 May, 2013
Madge O’Connell entered the laundry when she was 34 and spent the rest of her life in the care of nuns.
# magdalenes - Wednesday 17 April, 2013
Meanwhile, a landmark meeting to discuss compensation will take place with Justice John Quirke tomorrow afternoon.
# magdalenes - 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.
# magdalenes - Monday 11 March, 2013
Justice for Magdalenes is to meet with Justice John Quirke this week to discuss the establishment of a redress scheme.
# magdalenes - Saturday 9 March, 2013
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In an interview aired last night, two anonymous nuns defended the Magdalene laundries and said religious orders had no need to apologise.
The State has set up a compensation fund for survivors of the Magdalene laundries – but questions have been raised about whether the religious orders should pay up too.
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# magdalenes - Sunday 3 March, 2013
Flowers were laid at the graves and tributes to the women were read out by representatives from various groups.
# magdalenes - 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.
# magdalenes - 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.
# magdalenes - Sunday 24 February, 2013
There are concerns for some women still shy about coming forward with their stories.
# magdalenes - Saturday 23 February, 2013
# magdalenes - Friday 22 February, 2013
The work, which went on display last night, features hundreds of stories about life in the Magdalene laundries.
# magdalenes - Thursday 21 February, 2013
5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…
The phone line opened yesterday and survivors are encouraged to contact the department to register their case.
# magdalenes - Wednesday 20 February, 2013
5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…
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.