# martin-mcaleese - Wednesday 20 August, 2014
The Taoiseach is also sporting a goatee by the looks of it.
# martin-mcaleese - 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.
# martin-mcaleese - Wednesday 26 June, 2013
The Minister for Justice is expected to be published details of the compensation and support scheme for hundreds of women who survived the laundries.
# martin-mcaleese - Saturday 1 June, 2013
UNCAT is worried the probe was not fully independent.
# martin-mcaleese - Wednesday 6 February, 2013
Dominic Hannigan and Gerald Nash are among those calling for an apology to be made by the government for the State’s role in admitting thousands of women to the laundries.
# martin-mcaleese - Tuesday 5 February, 2013
The waiting game continues for survivors of the Magdalen Laundries despite report confirming direct State involvement in the system.
The country’s biggest trade union says mental anguish cannot be undone, and survivors should be compensated adequately.
A selection of numerical statistics drawn from the Inter-Departmental report, and about the report itself.
Amnesty International Ireland says the Magdalenes report reveals “major human rights abuses” and demands urgent action.
Senator McAleese said he hopes his report brings healing and peace of mind to survivors.
Survivors are demanding an official State apology, as well as the return of lost wages and a proper compensation scheme.
# martin-mcaleese - Sunday 3 February, 2013
In comparison to the US, first spouses and first families are well outside the political fray here in Ireland – but why so, asks Larry Donnelly.
# martin-mcaleese - Friday 1 February, 2013
The independent Senator has written to the Seanad Cathaoirleach, who will confirm the resignation on Tuesday.
# martin-mcaleese - Tuesday 11 September, 2012
The committee chairperson
Martin McAleese said that extra information has to be examined which could add “in a meaningful way” to the overall outcome. # martin-mcaleese - Tuesday 26 June, 2012
Martin O’Neill and José Maria Olazabal? Yes, please.
# martin-mcaleese - Sunday 3 June, 2012
Magdalene Survivors Together have criticised the government nearly a year after a UN committee recommended an inquiry into the State’s involvement in the running of the infamous institutions.
# martin-mcaleese - Tuesday 29 May, 2012
It is almost a year since a United Nations Committee Against Torture recommended an independent inquiry and redress for former residents of the infamous Magdalene Laundries.
# martin-mcaleese - Saturday 7 April, 2012
The new registers of members’ interests have been published. Here’s some random things we learned from reading them.
# martin-mcaleese - Sunday 1 January, 2012
The first day of 2012: peace prize for the McAleeses, the Phoenix Park has a big birthday, testing times in Iran, Titanic memories and a sneak peek at what will be hot in 2012…
Martin McAleese were named as the recipients of the award for their work in promoting peace and reconciliation in Ireland and abroad. # martin-mcaleese - Thursday 10 November, 2011
After 14 years in office, it’s the final full day in office for the president.
# martin-mcaleese - Saturday 15 October, 2011
The President will meet with members of the 104th Battalion today, visit Camp Shamrock, and lay a wreath in memory of those who have lost their lives.
# martin-mcaleese - Monday 26 September, 2011
Independent TD Mattie McGrath says he won’t be signing David Norris’s nomination papers, as four councils prepare to meet.
# martin-mcaleese - Tuesday 20 September, 2011
David Norris would appear to have the best chance of being on the ballot paper but he faces an uphill task. We crunch the numbers to find out who independent TDs and Senators are supporting.
# martin-mcaleese - Wednesday 17 August, 2011
The rumours circulating about potential candidates in this year’s race to the Aras reads like a pilot script for a ‘Celebrity President’ television series.
# martin-mcaleese - Sunday 5 June, 2011
New poll also finds that support for David Norris’ presidential bid does not appear to have been adversely affected by the recent controversy surrounding an interview he gave nine years ago.
Nine things you need to know by 9am: Aer Lingus strikes could save Ireland from E.coli, even more payouts for Ivor Callely, and no more baggy trousers in Texas…
# martin-mcaleese - Friday 27 May, 2011
Up to ten names have now been mentioned in connection with the presidency. We want to know which of these ten – some who’ve already declared an interest and a few who’ve shown none at all – would be mostly likely to get your vote at this stage.
# martin-mcaleese - Thursday 26 May, 2011
All the day’s news, and the bits and pieces you may have missed…
# martin-mcaleese - Wednesday 25 May, 2011
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Veteran senator warns that current crop of colleagues have to prove their worth ahead of next year’s proposed referendum on keeping the Seanad Éireann.
# martin-mcaleese - Monday 23 May, 2011
The impromptu hurley jokes; the emotional speeches; the bad hair day. We’ve got it all in our minute-by-minute timeline of this historic day.
# martin-mcaleese - Friday 20 May, 2011
Martin McAleese will become a member of the new Seanad – as will Eamon Coughlan and Fiach MacConghail. # martin-mcaleese - Wednesday 18 May, 2011
Queen Elizabeth tells the State Dinner at Dublin Castle that Ireland and the UK are becoming “as good neighbours should be”.