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This year
'I could feel the blood draining from me': Magdalene survivor criticises 'frightening' UN decision
Elizabeth Coppin said survivors of institutional abuse are being left with nowhere to turn.
'I feel deflated, so low': Magdalene laundry survivor loses case at UN Committee Against Torture
Elizabeth Coppin argued that Ireland had violated her human rights under the Convention against Torture.
Elizabeth Coppin argued that Ireland had violated her human rights under the Convention against Torture, Órla Ryan reports
The UN Committee Against Torture has ruled in favour of the Irish State - a decision criticised by human rights experts
"I felt deflated, so low, and very sad, not just for me but for all of the Magdalene women who died in vain," Coppin said
'I was the child of a fallen woman': Boyd Barrett gives powerful speech in Mother & Baby debate
'Mothers had their children ripped out of their arms': 24,000 people excluded from redress
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Green light for apartment block complex on site of former Magdalene Laundry
The Crescent in Donnybrook Village accommodated between 100 and 120 women at any one time.
National College of Ireland in 'active discussions' with council over former Magdalene Laundry site
The laundry on Sean McDermott Street was the last to close in the State in 1996.
Permission granted for apartment complex on the site of a former Magdalene Laundry
Dublin City Council granted planning permission for 44 apartments.
Dublin City Council has 'no plan' to redevelop former Magdalene Laundry site
Social Democrat councillor Gary Gannon says he does.
Council votes to block sale of Magdalene Laundry in Dublin's north inner city to hotel chain
Councillor Gary Gannon said the site can now become a place of “remembrance and learning”.
Dublin City Council says sale of former Magdalene Laundry site is 'chance of a lifetime'
Objections have been raised to the proposed sale of the site to a Japanese hotel chain.
Over 9,500 people sign petition to block sale of former Dublin Magdalene Laundry
A vote on whether to sell the Sean McDermott Street Magdalene Laundry to a Japanese hotel chain has been adjourned.
Where does the sale of the Sean McDermott St Magdalene Laundry stand?
A consultation process with 150 Magdalene survivors is to take place on the 5 and 6 June.
Funds from multimillion sale of Magdalene site to be used to refurb former school
Social Democrat councillor Gary Gannon said that it wasn’t good enough that the site would be used for another “soulless hotel”.
Dublin City Council assures there will be a memorial on Magdalene home site
The site on Sean McDermott Street is expected to be sold to a Japanese hotel chain.
'Burn it to the ground': What should be done with Magdalene laundry buildings?
A group of survivors and their families gathered at the back of a Dublin Magdalene laundry today to share their stories.
Public asked to lay flowers at graves of Magdalene women today
Over 1,600 women are buried in cemeteries around the country, many of whom are in unmarked graves.
'It came as a big shock to find my mother was being locked in and tortured like I was'
A mother and daughter are campaigning for the children of Magdalene women to receive a State apology.
This Italian opera has dark parallels to a time in Ireland's past
We speak to the director of this opera about what to expect.
Magdalene Laundries survivors have received €10.3 million in compensation
Justice Minister Alan Shatter told the Dáil that 731 applications have been made under the redress scheme so far.
Memorial for those incarcerated in Wexford Magdalene Laundry to be held tomorrow
The organisers say the memorial is a time where people can reflect, lay flowers, read a poem and spend a quiet moment at the graveside.
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.
Shatter: Religious orders have a moral and ethical obligation to contribute to Magdalene survivors
The minister said it would not be lawful to remove the religious orders charitable status and there’s no scope to take legal action against those who refuse to contribute to the compensation scheme.
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.
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.
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.
LIVE: Dáil debates the findings of the Magdalene Laundries report
TDs this evening debate the findings of the inter-departmental report, with expectations of a formal State apology.
Call for "fair and transparent" Magdalene compensation package
The group proposes a figure of €100,000 lump sum compensation for Magdalene survivors, in addition to a package of services including pensions and lost wages.
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.
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.
Religious orders offer apology for abuse in Magdalene Laundries
The four orders whose Laundries were investigated in the report express regret for the abuse uncovered there.
Magdalene Laundries made very little money, says report
Despite a common perception that the laundries were highly profitable, the report by Senator Martin McAleese says they barely broke even.
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”.
A life unlived: 35 years of slavery in a Magdalene Laundry
One woman tells the story of her mother who was sent to a Laundry in Dublin at the age of 16 – and died there at the age of 51.
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.