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# magdalenes - Monday 3 March, 2014

Column: Attempts to silence survivors of symphysiotomy must be fought

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

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.

# magdalenes - 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.

# magdalenes - 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.

# magdalenes - 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.

# magdalenes - Saturday 20 July, 2013

Bit-of-a-buffoon inquiry: The week’s news skewed

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

The 9 at 9: Thursday

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

# magdalenes - Wednesday 17 July, 2013

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?

# magdalenes - Tuesday 16 July, 2013

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.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

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

# magdalenes - Saturday 6 July, 2013

Some Magdalene survivors “expressed difficulty” in understanding redress

Justice for Magdalenes research has published a guide, and said it will “empower” survivors when applying for the funds.

# magdalenes - Wednesday 3 July, 2013

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

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

Magdalene survivors to meet with President at Áras today

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

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.

# magdalenes - 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.

# magdalenes - 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.

# magdalenes - Saturday 1 June, 2013

McAleese Report into Magdalene Laundries criticised by UN

UNCAT is worried the probe was not fully independent.

# magdalenes - Saturday 25 May, 2013

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Welcome to the weekend! Here are nine things to know before you get started.

Gone for good: Last Magdalene laundry to be converted into houses and sold

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

The Evening Fix… now with added deer on a city bus

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

Justice for Magdalenes group ends its campaign

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

Oldest known Magdalene survivor dies at 97

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

Some Magdalenes still in care ‘not allowed fill out compensation form’

Meanwhile, a landmark meeting to discuss compensation will take place with Justice John Quirke tomorrow afternoon.

# magdalenes - 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.

# magdalenes - 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.

# magdalenes - Saturday 9 March, 2013

The Evening Fix… now with added dancing in speedos

Here are all the things we learned, loved and shared today.

Magdalene survivors “shocked and upset” by nun interview defending laundries

In an interview aired last night, two anonymous nuns defended the Magdalene laundries and said religious orders had no need to apologise.

Poll: Should religious orders pay compensation for the Magdalene laundries? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should religious orders pay compensation for the Magdalene laundries?

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.

The 9 at 9: Saturday

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

# magdalenes - 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.

# magdalenes - 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.

# magdalenes - 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.

# magdalenes - Sunday 24 February, 2013

Still much work to do to ensure justice for Magdalenes

There are concerns for some women still shy about coming forward with their stories.

# magdalenes - Saturday 23 February, 2013

Top readers’ comments of the week

Here’s our round-up of the best, the most popular and the most commented-on pieces from the past week. Did you make it in?

# magdalenes - Friday 22 February, 2013

Artist says Magdalenes piece “gives a voice to women who were never heard”

The work, which went on display last night, features hundreds of stories about life in the Magdalene laundries.

# magdalenes - Thursday 21 February, 2013

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

400 calls made to Magdalene redress scheme line

The phone line opened yesterday and survivors are encouraged to contact the department to register their case.

# magdalenes - Wednesday 20 February, 2013

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Magdalene redress scheme may be widened, Taoiseach indicates

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.

Magdalenes invited to contact Department as redress process begins

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.

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