Advertisement

Readers like you keep news free for everyone.

More than 5,000 readers have already pitched in to keep free access to The Journal.

For the price of one cup of coffee each week you can help keep paywalls away.

Support us today
Not now
Thursday 2 February 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Magdalenes

All time
# Department of Justice
Just one maximum compensation payout in Magdalene scheme since expansion
The government has compensated nine Magdalene women out of 87 who have applied since the scheme was widened last year.
# Frances' story
'The nun made us put our hands on electrical panels to get an electric shock'
Abandoned, abused and abducted – this is one woman’s Magdalene story.
# Justice
Has the Government "pared back" what was promised to Magdalene survivors?
A number of organisations have called on the government to implement all of the recommendations in the Quirke report.
Voices
Column: Attempts to silence survivors of symphysiotomy must be fought
Reliance on ex gratia redress schemes should be read against a backdrop of Government reluctance to allow these victims – and others like them – to speak on their own terms about the recent past, writes Máiréad Enright.
# Review 2013
Ireland, women and 2013: A year we dealt with our legacy issues?
Magdalene survivors, symphysiotomy campaigns and UNCAT criticism of abortion guidelines…this is the year that was.
# questions asked
UN anti-torture body questions Ireland's record on abortion and Magdalenes
It is the second time this month that a UN agency has voiced concerns about Ireland’s record.
# Survivors
'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.
# Magdalenes
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.
# Not the News
Bit-of-a-buffoon inquiry: The week's news skewed
Breaking via The Mire wire: Seanad insists it’s relevant, talks about fanny; parades mar riots; Magdalene nuns coach banking execs.
# Magdalene
Explainer: How can religious orders refuse to pay compensation to Magdalenes?
Why are the religious orders responsible for running the Magdalene Laundries not obliged to pay financial compensation to survivors?
# Magdalenes
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.
# Magdalenes
Some Magdalene survivors "expressed difficulty" in understanding redress
Justice for Magdalenes research has published a guide, and said it will “empower” survivors when applying for the funds.
# Magdalenes
Magdalene survivors to meet with President at Áras today
The women said it will be a day for them to enjoy but that their work is “just getting started”.
Voices
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.
# Magdalenes
Magdalene survivor group ‘not happy at all’ with redress package
Members of the group Magdalene Survivors Together have demanded the religious orders which operated the laundry system be held responsible for the abuse that went on inside them.
# Magdalenes
Human Rights Commission: The State failed Magdalene women
The IHRC has assessed the human rights implications for the State of what occurred in the Magdalene Laundries.
# United Nations
McAleese Report into Magdalene Laundries criticised by UN
UNCAT is worried the probe was not fully independent.
# Magdalenes
Gone for good: Last Magdalene laundry to be converted into houses and sold
There are calls for a monument or museum to be built on the site to remember the women forced to stay in the institution in Dublin’s inner city.
# need to know
The Evening Fix... now with added deer on a city bus
Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.
# Magdalenes
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.
# Magdalenes
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.
# Magdalenes
Some Magdalenes still in care 'not allowed fill out compensation form'
Meanwhile, a landmark meeting to discuss compensation will take place with Justice John Quirke tomorrow afternoon.
# Magdalenes
Survivor guide published for Magdalene women applying to Commission
The guide for survivors is published ahead of a report by a former High Court judge into how the State can best provide redress and support for the women.
# Magdalenes
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.
# need to know
The Evening Fix... now with added dancing in speedos
Here are all the things we learned, loved and shared today.
# Magdalenes
Magdalene survivors "shocked and upset" by nun interview defending laundries
In an interview aired last night, two anonymous nuns defended the Magdalene laundries and said religious orders had no need to apologise.
# Your Say
Poll: Should religious orders pay compensation for the Magdalene laundries?
The State has set up a compensation fund for survivors of the Magdalene laundries – but questions have been raised about whether the religious orders should pay up too.
# Magdalenes
Magdalene women remembered in vigils in Dublin and Galway
Flowers were laid at the graves and tributes to the women were read out by representatives from various groups.
# legal advice
Calls for Magdalenes to be given independent legal advice
A solicitor for some of the London-based women says the State should pay for legal representation as it did during the Redress Scheme.
# Magdalenes
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.
# Magdalenes
Still much work to do to ensure justice for Magdalenes
There are concerns for some women still shy about coming forward with their stories.
# you told us
Top readers' comments of the week
Here’s our round-up of the best, the most popular and the most commented-on pieces from the past week. Did you make it in?
# Magdalenes
Artist says Magdalenes piece "gives a voice to women who were never heard"
The work, which went on display last night, features hundreds of stories about life in the Magdalene laundries.
# Magdalenes
400 calls made to Magdalene redress scheme line
The phone line opened yesterday and survivors are encouraged to contact the department to register their case.