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#Martin McAleese

# martin-mcaleese - Wednesday 20 August, 2014

Enda Kenny is wearing jeans and holidaying with a former president in Killarney

The Taoiseach is also sporting a goatee by the looks of it.

# martin-mcaleese - 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.

# martin-mcaleese - Wednesday 26 June, 2013

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.

# martin-mcaleese - Saturday 1 June, 2013

McAleese Report into Magdalene Laundries criticised by UN

UNCAT is worried the probe was not fully independent.

# martin-mcaleese - Wednesday 6 February, 2013

Labour TDs say government needs to apologise over Magdalene Laundries

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

‘We still live in a Magdalene Ireland’

The waiting game continues for survivors of the Magdalen Laundries despite report confirming direct State involvement in the system.

SIPTU calls for financial compensation for Magdalene survivors

The country’s biggest trade union says mental anguish cannot be undone, and survivors should be compensated adequately.

In numbers: the report into the State’s role in the Magdalene Laundries

A selection of numerical statistics drawn from the Inter-Departmental report, and about the report itself.

‘State must finally accept its role’: Amnesty responds to Magdalene report

Amnesty International Ireland says the Magdalenes report reveals “major human rights abuses” and demands urgent action.

Magdalene Laundries report finds direct State involvement

Senator McAleese said he hopes his report brings healing and peace of mind to survivors.

Pressure on Government as Magdalene Laundries report due

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

Column: Why are Ireland’s first lady and family so invisible?

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

Martin McAleese to resign from Seanad next week

The independent Senator has written to the Seanad Cathaoirleach, who will confirm the resignation on Tuesday.

# martin-mcaleese - Tuesday 11 September, 2012

Final report on Magdalene Laundries delayed to year-end

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

From The Score 11 celebrities (and ‘celebrities’) who will be teeing up in tomorrow’s Irish Open Pro-Am Star Spotting

11 celebrities (and ‘celebrities’) who will be teeing up in tomorrow’s Irish Open Pro-Am

Martin O’Neill and José Maria Olazabal? Yes, please.

# martin-mcaleese - Sunday 3 June, 2012

Shatter to write to Magdalene survivors after criticism of State’s response

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

Magdalene survivors criticise ‘unacceptable’ delay for apology and redress

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

11 things we learned from the new Registers of Members’ Interests

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 Daily Fix: New Year’s Day Daily Fix This post contains images

The Daily Fix: New Year’s Day

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…

Former President and husband win Tipperary International Peace Award

Mary and 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

Mary McAleese prepares for the end of her presidency

After 14 years in office, it’s the final full day in office for the president.

# martin-mcaleese - Saturday 15 October, 2011

McAleese to meet Irish troops in Lebanon on final official trip

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

Focus turns to councils as McGrath deals blow to Norris hopes

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

As Dana and Norris’s presidential hopes fade, who’s supporting who?

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

Could Martin Sheen be the next President of Ireland? Aras11

Could Martin Sheen be the next President of Ireland?

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

Fianna Fáil may not run Áras candidate as Fine Gael could opt for Martin McAleese

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.

The 9 at 9: Sunday

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

Poll: Who would get your vote as next President of Ireland? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Who would get your vote as next President of Ireland?

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

The Daily Fix: Thursday The Daily Fix This post contains images

The Daily Fix: Thursday

All the day’s news, and the bits and pieces you may have missed…

# martin-mcaleese - Wednesday 25 May, 2011

‘Father’ David Norris inspires Seanad maiden speeches Seanad This post contains images

‘Father’ David Norris inspires Seanad maiden speeches

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

Obama’s Irish visit: A timeline

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

President’s husband among Taoiseach’s 11 Seanad nominees

Dr Martin McAleese will become a member of the new Seanad – as will Eamon Coughlan and Fiach MacConghail.

# martin-mcaleese - Wednesday 18 May, 2011

“A Úachtaráin, agus a chairde” – Queen offers “sincere sympathy” to victims of Anglo-Irish conflict

Queen Elizabeth tells the State Dinner at Dublin Castle that Ireland and the UK are becoming “as good neighbours should be”.