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Saturday 1 April 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# Sisters of mercy

Last year
Religious orders involved in redress sold properties totalling €90 million since 2016
A report by
Maria Delaney
Investigation by Noteworthy finds these congregations paid €27m to the State in redress during this time.
Investigation by Noteworthy finds these congregations paid €27m to the State in redress during this time
70% - or just under €250m - of redress for institutional child abuse now paid by congregations
Mother and baby institution survivor: "I have no expectations... It’s cold, hard business."
HSE pays €800,000 over asking price for Sisters of Mercy convent
A report by
Maria Delaney
The HSE told Noteworthy that the building – bought for over €2.7m – ‘has strategic value’ as it adjoins Beaumont Hospital in Dublin.
Convent site near Beaumont Hospital sold for over €2.7m last year, reports Maria Delaney of Noteworthy
It had been listed on the market for €1.9m just six months before the HSE bought it for its 'strategic value'
A report released to Noteworthy states there was 'no appetite on the vendors side' to move away from the tender process
All time
# park strife
Residents question why public barred from Dublin city park maintained by Council and owned by religious order
Dublin City Council maintains the private park in Dublin 7.
# moral obligation
'Hand over the keys': Pressure builds on religious groups over child abuse reparations
The religious groups say falling property prices are the reason only 14% of the total costs have been paid.
# Redress
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.
# Funeral
Christine Buckley will be laid to rest this morning
The justice campaigner will be buried in Shankill after a Funeral Mass in Dublin.
# Cork
Magdalene protest to take place at Sisters of Mercy office
The protest will involve the signatures of over 1,000 people being gathered on white sheets and displayed at the event.
# Magdalene Laundries
Shatter: I can't go in a tank and force Magdalene orders to pay compensation
Justice Minister Alan Shatter has said he is disappointed that religious orders implicated in the Magdalene Laundries scandal will not contribute to the compensation fund for survivors.
# Catholicism
Vatican criticises nun for her book about sexuality
The Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith issued a formal censure to the nun for her book which looks at masturbation, homosexuality and divorce.
# declined
Sisters of Mercy will not meet with Quinn
The Sisters of Mercy have said they will not attend a meeting with Education Minister Ruairí Quinn this afternoon.
# 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.