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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'
# Mother-and-baby Homes
# Mother-and-baby Homes

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

Oct 15th 2018, 10:52 AM 99,936 Views 26 Comments

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
# Dublin
# Dublin

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

Mar 6th 2018, 7:53 AM 10,591 Views 23 Comments

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
# Flowers For Magdalenes
# Flowers For Magdalenes

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

Mar 6th 2016, 8:30 AM 14,099 Views 146 Comments

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'
# Magdalene Laundries
# Magdalene Laundries

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

Jun 10th 2015, 5:43 PM 7,872 Views 7 Comments

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
# Religious Orders
# Religious Orders

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

May 23rd 2014, 6:30 PM 6,223 Views 42 Comments

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
# Holy See Report
# Holy See Report

"Immediate State action" needed on Magdalene justice scheme

Feb 5th 2014, 7:15 PM 5,120 Views 46 Comments

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
# Survivors
# Survivors

'Serious errors' with McAleese Report, say Magdalene survivors

Nov 8th 2013, 9:37 AM 6,807 Views 51 Comments

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'
# Magdalenes
# Magdalenes

Refusal of religious orders to compensate Magdalenes 'beggars belief'

Jul 16th 2013, 2:09 PM 12,933 Views 103 Comments

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
# Justice For Magdalenes
# Justice For Magdalenes

Call for immediate independent redress scheme for Magdalene women

Jun 18th 2013, 5:37 PM 2,686 Views 9 Comments

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
# Magdalenes
# Magdalenes

Justice for Magdalenes group ends its campaign

May 17th 2013, 10:32 AM 4,814 Views 10 Comments

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
# Magdalenes
# Magdalenes

Magdalene group raises concerns with UN committee

Mar 11th 2013, 9:52 AM 2,832 Views 9 Comments

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
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Monday

Mar 11th 2013, 8:40 AM 9,945 Views 7 Comments

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
# Magdalenes
# Magdalenes

Still much work to do to ensure justice for Magdalenes

Feb 24th 2013, 9:15 AM 3,514 Views 22 Comments

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
# Magdalenes
# Magdalenes

Justice for Magdalenes welcomes the official State apology to victims

Feb 19th 2013, 9:55 PM 5,503 Views 35 Comments

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"
# Magdalene
# Magdalene

Magdalene survivors "expect apology next week"

Feb 16th 2013, 6:33 PM 5,332 Views 25 Comments

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
# Magdalenes
# Magdalenes

Apology is 'fundamentally important' as Magdalenes meet Taoiseach today

Feb 11th 2013, 8:21 AM 2,690 Views 16 Comments

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
# Magdalenes
# Magdalenes

Group of Magdalene survivors to meet Taoiseach tomorrow

Feb 10th 2013, 6:06 PM 5,038 Views 36 Comments

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
# Magdalenes
# Magdalenes

This is how the world reacted to the Magdalene Laundries report

Feb 6th 2013, 2:50 PM 19,673 Views 34 Comments

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

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

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

Feb 6th 2013, 9:37 AM 8,098 Views 91 Comments

“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
# Magdalenes
# Magdalenes

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

Feb 5th 2013, 9:10 PM 30,779 Views 40 Comments

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'
# Justice For Magdalenes
# Justice For Magdalenes

'We still live in a Magdalene Ireland'

Feb 5th 2013, 9:00 PM 13,102 Views 72 Comments

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
# Magdalenes

How Twitter reacted to the Magdalene Laundry report

Feb 5th 2013, 7:22 PM 8,426 Views 16 Comments

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
# Laundries
# Laundries

SIPTU calls for financial compensation for Magdalene survivors

Feb 5th 2013, 6:03 PM 5,236 Views 17 Comments

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
# Laundries
# Laundries

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

Feb 5th 2013, 5:38 PM 12,609 Views 29 Comments

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
# Laundries
# Laundries

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

Feb 5th 2013, 4:25 PM 6,363 Views 21 Comments

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

Magdalene Laundries report finds direct State involvement
# Justice For Magdalenes
# Justice For Magdalenes

Magdalene Laundries report finds direct State involvement

Feb 5th 2013, 4:00 PM 18,794 Views 61 Comments

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

Pressure on Government as Magdalene Laundries report due
# Magdalenes
# Magdalenes

Pressure on Government as Magdalene Laundries report due

Feb 5th 2013, 8:45 AM 9,923 Views 78 Comments

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
# Justice For Magdalenes
# Justice For Magdalenes

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

Feb 3rd 2013, 10:13 AM 59,910 Views 204 Comments

“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
# JFM

Magdalenes hope for an apology after a long fight

Feb 2nd 2013, 8:10 AM 8,000 Views 38 Comments

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
# Magdalene Laundries
# Magdalene Laundries

Magdalene Laundry report to be published next week

Jan 31st 2013, 2:16 PM 4,581 Views 31 Comments

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
# Sign Of The Times
# Sign Of The Times

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

Nov 2nd 2012, 7:46 PM 23,865 Views 42 Comments

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
# Justice For Magdalenes
# Justice For Magdalenes

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

Sep 25th 2012, 12:57 PM 3,761 Views 8 Comments

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
# Justice For Magdalenes
# Justice For Magdalenes

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

Sep 19th 2012, 6:30 AM 17,853 Views 47 Comments

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
# Justice For Magdalenes
# Justice For Magdalenes

Final report on Magdalene Laundries delayed to year-end

Sep 11th 2012, 1:18 PM 4,708 Views 14 Comments

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
# Magdalene Laundries
# Magdalene Laundries

Senator McAleese meets with Magdalene survivors

Jun 7th 2012, 7:55 AM 2,080 Views 8 Comments

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
# Magdalenes
# Magdalenes

Magdalene survivors criticise 'unacceptable' delay for apology and redress

May 29th 2012, 6:40 AM 2,119 Views 17 Comments

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
# Abuse
# Abuse

Group calls for State apology to Magdalene laundry survivors

Oct 14th 2011, 9:52 PM 951 Views 16 Comments

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
# Magdalene Laundries
# Magdalene Laundries

Government agrees to establish a Magdalene Laundries committee

Jun 15th 2011, 7:20 AM 457 Views 4 Comments

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
# Magdalene Laundries
# Magdalene Laundries

Nuns say they will participate in any Magdalene inquiry

Jun 11th 2011, 12:29 PM 557 Views 4 Comments

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
# Poll

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

Jun 8th 2011, 9:25 AM 4,682 Views 29 Comments

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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