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#Justice for Magdalenes

# justice-for-magdalenes - Monday 15 October, 2018

'My mother was tied to the bed and when she couldn't push, one of the nuns sat on her chest'

A new report on mother and baby homes has recommended the State give those affected a statutory right to access files.

# justice-for-magdalenes - Tuesday 6 March, 2018

Appeal to fund hotel stays for large-scale gathering of Magdalene survivors

Justice for Magdalenes Research is calling on the government to help organise the event.

# justice-for-magdalenes - Sunday 6 March, 2016

Public asked to lay flowers on graves of Magdalene women for Mother's Day

At least 1,663 former Magdalene women are buried in cemeteries in Ireland – many in unmarked graves.

# justice-for-magdalenes - Wednesday 10 June, 2015

'Six women from our group have passed away... it’s upsetting'

Some Magdelene survivors are “disappointed” with government support measures.

# justice-for-magdalenes - Friday 23 May, 2014

UN criticises Magdalene orders for 'refusal' to contribute to redress

The scheme will cost the State up to €60 million.

# justice-for-magdalenes - Wednesday 5 February, 2014

"Immediate State action" needed on Magdalene justice scheme

JFM Research made the call after the United Nations denounced the Catholic Church for allowing priests to rape children.

# justice-for-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.

# justice-for-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.

# justice-for-magdalenes - Tuesday 18 June, 2013

Call for immediate independent redress scheme for Magdalene women

The Justice for Magdalenes Research group has called for immediate redress following a report into the State involvement with Magdalene laundries.

# justice-for-magdalenes - Friday 17 May, 2013

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.

# justice-for-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.

The 9 at 9: Monday

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

# justice-for-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.

# justice-for-magdalenes - Tuesday 19 February, 2013

Justice for Magdalenes welcomes the official State apology to victims

Justice for Magdalenes acknowledged the “sincere and heartfelt words of sorrow on behalf of all Irish citizens and the Irish State” expressed by the Taoiseach this evening.

# justice-for-magdalenes - Saturday 16 February, 2013

Magdalene survivors "expect apology next week"

Meanwhile, the Justice for Magdalenes group has published a redacted version of its principal submission on the laundries online.

# justice-for-magdalenes - Monday 11 February, 2013

Apology is 'fundamentally important' as Magdalenes meet Taoiseach today

Members of the Magdalene Survivors Together will meet with Taoiseach Enda Kenny this afternoon but another group has sought clarification on the purpose of any meeting.

# justice-for-magdalenes - Sunday 10 February, 2013

Group of Magdalene survivors to meet Taoiseach tomorrow

A group of women represented by the Magdalene Survivors Together group will meet with Enda Kenny on Monday afternoon.

# justice-for-magdalenes - Wednesday 6 February, 2013

This is how the world reacted to the Magdalene Laundries report

There were mixed messages across the world’s newspapers and news websites today.

Shatter refuses to admit State's involvement in laundries was wrong

“I don’t want to use that type of language,” said the Minister for Justice.

# justice-for-magdalenes - Tuesday 5 February, 2013

In their own words: Survivors' accounts of life inside a Magdalene Laundry

The report published today includes a section devoted to survivors’ first-hand accounts of life in a Laundry.

'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.

How Twitter reacted to the Magdalene Laundry report Magdalenes

How Twitter reacted to the Magdalene Laundry report

From Enda Kenny’s non-apology to the record of previous governments, here’s what people on Twitter had to say about the Magdalene Laundry report.

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.

# justice-for-magdalenes - Sunday 3 February, 2013

'Margaret died of her slave-related injuries': a Magdalene daughter shares her story

“Margaret was committed to industrial school in 1954. She was 2 yrs 4 mths old. She left 49 years later in a coffin.”

# justice-for-magdalenes - Saturday 2 February, 2013

Magdalenes hope for an apology after a long fight JFM

Magdalenes hope for an apology after a long fight

According to one survivors’ group, Tuesday offers an opportunity to the Government to do “the right thing”.

# justice-for-magdalenes - Thursday 31 January, 2013

Magdalene Laundry report to be published next week

The report had been delayed on three separate occasions over a seven month period.

# justice-for-magdalenes - Friday 2 November, 2012

Newspaper ad from 1838 lays bare how society viewed those in Magdalene Laundries

In announcing a “charity sermon,” it speaks of “numberless unhappy females whom it has reclaimed from vice by religious and moral instructions”.

# justice-for-magdalenes - Tuesday 25 September, 2012

Justice for Magdalenes group call for 'dignified debate' ahead of tonight's motion

The motion, due to be tabled by Sinn Féin, is set to take place today and tomorrow.

# justice-for-magdalenes - Wednesday 19 September, 2012

"We got one egg a year" - survivors' submission provides evidence of State interaction with Magdalene Laundries

Extracts from the Justice For Magdalenes submission to a Government committee about the State’s involvement at the institutions.

# justice-for-magdalenes - 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.

# justice-for-magdalenes - Thursday 7 June, 2012

Senator McAleese meets with Magdalene survivors

The Justice for Magdalenes group said that survivors and family members of survivors met with the Senator to discuss state interaction with the Magdalene Laundries.

# justice-for-magdalenes - 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.

# justice-for-magdalenes - Friday 14 October, 2011

Group calls for State apology to Magdalene laundry survivors

Victims of the laundries should also be compensated for lost earnings over their time there, Justice For Magdalenes said.

# justice-for-magdalenes - Wednesday 15 June, 2011

Government agrees to establish a Magdalene Laundries committee

The government pledges to “establish the true facts and circumstances” relating to the laundries – but no apology for now.

# justice-for-magdalenes - Saturday 11 June, 2011

Nuns say they will participate in any Magdalene inquiry

The Minister for Justice is expected to act on the recent findings of a UN committee regarding the institutions within the the next two weeks.

# justice-for-magdalenes - Wednesday 8 June, 2011

Poll: Should a statutory inquiry into the Magdalene Laundries be established? Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: Should a statutory inquiry into the Magdalene Laundries be established?

What the survivors of the Magdalene Laundries want first is an apology, and then redress. But do we owe it to ourselves to hold a full inquiry into the State’s role as well?

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