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# religious orders

Last year
# Catholic Church
'Crying need' for atonement over Church abuse, says Archbishop of Armagh
Eamon Martin was speaking at a graduation in Maynooth University.
# Redress
Government told to sue religious orders, or seize their assets, if they refuse to pay redress
Kathleen Funchion said the fact that pharma companies will not pay towards redress, and that religious orders may not pay, is “absolutely disgusting”.
All time
# religious orders
Government plans to scrap provision allowing church to appoint teachers and principals
Current criteria allows the Catholic church to appoint nuns, priests, monks and brothers as principals and teachers in schools.
# tuam babies
Gardaí should interview the surviving Bon Secour nuns over Tuam burial site, says TD
“Age should not diminish responsibility,” said the Independent Alliance TD.
# religious orders
Hospitals still owned by the Catholic Church should be handed over to the State, says Micheál Martin
He also described what happened to mother and baby home survivors as” unchristian cruelty”.
# religious orders
UN criticises Magdalene orders for 'refusal' to contribute to redress
The scheme will cost the State up to €60 million.
# Abuse victims
Final cost of abuse fund to reach €1.46bn, religious orders still short on their contribution
Figures presented to Cabinet today show that a scheme set up to compensate thousands of victims of abuse in residential institutions has received 15,396 applications since it was set up over a decade ago.
# Search
Adoption Explainer: What’s the first step to take if you want to trace your parents
There are a couple of routes you can take, says the Adoption Authority of Ireland, but added there are delays, so you should start your search as soon as possible.
# Budget 2014
Ruairí Quinn: 'The budget cut has to be less than €3.1 billion'
The Education Minister was speaking with just over a month to go until Budget 2014.
# Your Say
Poll: How will you vote on gay marriage?
Ireland will most likely hold a referendum on gay marriage next year. How will you vote?
# 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?
# Magdalene Laundries
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.
# 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
Still much work to do to ensure justice for Magdalenes
There are concerns for some women still shy about coming forward with their stories.
# Magdalenes
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.
# Laundries
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.
# Magdalenes
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.
# Catholic Church
Findings of child protection reviews published
Four dioceses and three religious orders have been scrutinised as part of an all-island review.
# Magdalene Laundries
Magdalene survivors call for investigation of more schools
A survivors’ group has said two more schools were used as laundries where young girls were forced to work.
# Child Abuse
State to pay €50 million in legal fees for religious orders
The payouts arise from the work of the Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse, which was set up in 2000 and published the Ryan Report in 2009.
# Ryan Report
Will religious congregations attend key meeting with Ruairí Quinn?
How much compensation the Church pays to victims of abuse in residential institutions is up for discussion.
# Catholic Church
Quinn to press ahead with religious orders meeting… will they show up?
A meeting to discuss congregations giving more towards the compensation bill is set for Friday, but religious orders are threatening to boycott.
# religious orders
Abuse orders cashed in €667million on property deals
The four religious orders who ran the Magdalene Laundries alone made €296million in ten years.
# Magdalene Laundries
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.