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#Magdalene Laundries

# magdalene-laundries - Monday 17 February, 2020

'The door to her cell was bolted': Magdalene survivor takes case against Ireland to UN

Elizabeth Coppin’s complaint will be heard by the UN’s Committee Against Torture.

# magdalene-laundries - Wednesday 21 August, 2019

Magdalene Laundry survivor (80) awarded settlement for unpaid work

Mary Cavner worked at the Good Shepherd’s Convent in Co Cork following her father’s death.

# magdalene-laundries - Wednesday 10 April, 2019

'Simply unacceptable': Plans for apartments on former Magdalene Laundry site under fire

The new plan is to comprise of 44 apartments in three three-four storey apartment blocks.

# magdalene-laundries - Monday 11 February, 2019

Just one maximum compensation payout in Magdalene scheme since expansion Exclusive

The government has compensated nine Magdalene women out of 87 who have applied since the scheme was widened last year.

# magdalene-laundries - Tuesday 6 November, 2018

'Nobody will be left short': Magdalene Laundry redress to be extended to survivors blocked from compensation

Lump sum and pension payments will be made to the women affected.

# magdalene-laundries - Thursday 1 November, 2018

'Many still don't know where loved ones are buried': Irish abuse conference happening in Boston

Minister Katherine Zappone will deliver a keynote speech at the event which is exploring adoption and institutional abuses.

# magdalene-laundries - Tuesday 11 September, 2018

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.

# magdalene-laundries - Sunday 10 June, 2018

"The nightmares will always be there": These Magdalene survivors tell their personal stories Magdalene Laundries This post contains videos

"The nightmares will always be there": These Magdalene survivors tell their personal stories

We spoke to four survivors who told us their personal stories of their time in the laundries.

# magdalene-laundries - Saturday 9 June, 2018

'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.

# magdalene-laundries - Wednesday 6 June, 2018

'I think Magdalene survivors should be remembered one day every year' Magdalene Survivors This post contains videos

'I think Magdalene survivors should be remembered one day every year'

Around 220 women are in Dublin as part of the Dublin Honours Magdalenes event

# magdalene-laundries - Tuesday 5 June, 2018

'Ireland failed you' - President hosts Magdalene Survivors

Around 220 women, now in their 80s were in Dublin today.

'I'm still angry': Survivors to discuss how Magdalene Laundries should be remembered

“I was taken in by the nuns at 15 – I hadn’t even kissed a boy”: Elizabeth Coppin told RTÉ about her experience in a Cork Laundry.

# magdalene-laundries - Monday 4 June, 2018

Hundreds of Magdalene Laundry survivors gather in Dublin for two-day event

The women, many of them aged in their 80s, are gathering to discuss their experiences in Ireland’s Magdalene Laundry institutions.

# magdalene-laundries - Sunday 15 April, 2018

Magdalene Laundries: 'Memorial needed for women detained under heartless, vicious regime'

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald argues work should begin on a memorial on the site of the Sean McDermott St Laundry.

# magdalene-laundries - Tuesday 6 March, 2018

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

Justice for Magdalenes Research is calling on the government to help organise the event.

# magdalene-laundries - Thursday 21 December, 2017

Magdalene memorial: 'I grew up in the shadow of that laundry'

If we are truly committed to remembering those darkest parts of our history, then we should preserve the Sean McDermott Street building as a living monument, writes Gary Gannon.

# magdalene-laundries - Thursday 7 December, 2017

Japanese hotel chain is 'likely' buyer for Magdalene Laundry site - councillor

Plans for the site include a hotel, a student residence, a cultural amenity and ten residential units.

# magdalene-laundries - Friday 11 August, 2017

UN criticises government for failure to prosecute abuse perpetrators in Magdalene Laundries

The UN Committee Against Torture is critical of the government’s record in a number of areas.

# magdalene-laundries - Thursday 22 June, 2017

"Nobody told us she had died" - the story of Margaret Bullen, who spent her entire life in a Magdalene Laundry

Margaret Bullen died in 2003 aged just 50 from a disease possibly linked to her exposure to industrial-strength chemicals in the Laundries where she had lived.

# magdalene-laundries - Monday 20 March, 2017

'They’d put me in a room with nothing to eat and no windows. Then they would cut my hair to the bone'

A survivor returned this week to the Magdalene Laundry where she had been forced to spend her youth.

# magdalene-laundries - Saturday 11 March, 2017

'Enda, parents sent children to industrial schools because a court compelled them or they had no choice'

Enda Kenny has said he wants to deal with the dark legacies of our past but following his statements this week, he’s still way off the mark, writes Sinead Pembroke.

# magdalene-laundries - Sunday 5 March, 2017

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.

# magdalene-laundries - Sunday 6 March, 2016

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

At least 1,663 former Magdalene women are buried in cemeteries in Ireland – many in unmarked graves.

# magdalene-laundries - Wednesday 10 June, 2015

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

Some Magdelene survivors are “disappointed” with government support measures.

# magdalene-laundries - Friday 22 May, 2015

Magdalene survivors to get specialised health cards from next month

The women will be eligible for a range of health services from the start of July.

# magdalene-laundries - Tuesday 13 January, 2015

How many died in Magdalene laundries? Survivors at odds with Government on the figures

Justice for Magdalenes is preparing a critique on the McAleese report into the Magdalene laundries.

# magdalene-laundries - Thursday 30 October, 2014

An inmate in Limerick Prison made these Magdalene-inspired quilts

The man’s teacher said most students in the prison have little or no art experience and the classes help them to see what they’re capable of.

# magdalene-laundries - Saturday 9 August, 2014

"Important services" missing from Magdalene survivors redress scheme

Justice for Magdalenes Research has said that it falls short of what was previously recommended to Government.

# magdalene-laundries - Monday 14 July, 2014

UN told symphysiotomy patients were 'operated upon wide awake and often screaming'

The Justice Minister defended the State redress scheme for survivors of symphysiotomy at a meeting of the UN Human Rights Committee in Geneva today.

# magdalene-laundries - Sunday 29 June, 2014

Opinion: Adoption, illegitimate children and ‘the bogey of proselytism’ in Catholic Ireland

The history of Ireland’s legal adoption battle is fraught with examples of church-state collusion, even after 1952 when legislation for it was finally enacted in Ireland.

# magdalene-laundries - Tuesday 24 June, 2014

Government announces legislation to support Magdalene survivors

The Justice Minister also announced that lump sums totalling €12.8 million have been paid to survivors.

# magdalene-laundries - Saturday 14 June, 2014

County homes ruled out of inquiry to prevent a "bottomless quagmire"

The Minister for Children said the investigation into mother-and-baby homes must have a time-limit and be cost-effective.

# magdalene-laundries - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

"Huge traffic" between Magdalene laundries and mother-and-baby homes

Justice for Magadalenes Research said today that the laundries should be included in the government’s statutory investigation.

# magdalene-laundries - Monday 9 June, 2014

Column: We must stop claiming that 'we never knew' about child abuse at Catholic institutions

It’s a common refrain that widespread abuse was only exposed in recent decades – but the real story is very different, writes Fin Dwyer.

# magdalene-laundries - Friday 23 May, 2014

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

The scheme will cost the State up to €60 million.

# magdalene-laundries - Wednesday 23 April, 2014

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.

# magdalene-laundries - Thursday 13 March, 2014

Magdalene women share nearly €9m in compensation - but still waiting on healthcare

Around 250 women have accepted offers of compensation from a fund set up in the wake of the McAleese report into the Magdalene Laundries, the Public Accounts Committee heard today.

# magdalene-laundries - Sunday 2 March, 2014

Memorial event remembers women incarcerated in Magdalene laundries Catholic Church This post contains images

Memorial event remembers women incarcerated in Magdalene laundries

The event was held in Glasnevin Cemetery today.

# magdalene-laundries - Wednesday 19 February, 2014

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Women 'yet to receive a penny' on anniversary of apology to Magdalene survivors

Today marks the one year anniversary of the apology from the Taoiseach to Magdalene survivors.

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