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# Magdalene Laundries

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# religious orders
UN criticises Magdalene orders for 'refusal' to contribute to redress
The scheme will cost the State up to €60 million.
# 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.
# Magdalene Laundries
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.
# Catholic Church
Memorial event remembers women incarcerated in Magdalene laundries
The event was held in Glasnevin Cemetery today.
# Redress
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.
# Child Abuse
Vatican says it will protect children - but criticises UN for 'interfering'
The Holy See said it sees some of the UN committee’s observations as interfering with its teaching.
# Child Abuse
United Nations denounces the Vatican for allowing priests to rape children
The UN demanded that the Vatican “immediately remove” all clergy who are known or suspected child abusers.
# 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.
# Magdalene Laundries
'Shatter needs to make a public statement on redress delay for Magdalene women'
Mary Lou McDonald said time was ticking and that at least two women have passed away without receiving compensation.
# 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.
Aaron McKenna: Asylum seekers are our new institutional home victims
The principals of basic human compassion and decency would lead anybody to disgust at the conditions asylum seekers endure in Direct Provision hostels – and the warning signs clearly point to future scandal, writes Aaron McKenna.
# Your Say
Poll: Should Bethany survivors be given same redress as Magdalenes?
Parallels have been made between the Bethany Home case and that of the Magadalene Laundries.
# Kathleen Lynch
Minister said Bethany Home must be included in redress scheme... in 2010
Three years ago Kathleen Lynch said the government’s refusal to include the Bethany Home in a redress scgeme was a “running sore”. Yesterday she said the government’s decision to refuse redress was an “appropriate one”.
# 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?
# Leaders' Questions
Enda Kenny: Religious orders should reflect on making a monetary contribution to Magdalenes
The religious orders who were responsible for the Magdalene Laundries should give money towards the compensation scheme, but Enda Kenny says he won’t go down the legal route to ensure they do.
# 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.
# 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.
# 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.
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.
# Magdalene
Magdalene group seeks meeting with Shatter over 'deeply unfair' redress scheme
The compensation scheme announced this week falls far short of what’s required, survivors say.
# 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.
# 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.
# 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.
# Leaders' Questions
Magdalene redress scheme may be widened, Taoiseach indicates
Former residents of the Summerhill Training Centre and the notorious Bethany Home could also be in line for redress, Enda Kenny indicated in the Dáil this morning.
# Magdalenes
Magdalenes invited to contact Department as redress process begins
Survivors are being invited to contact the Department of Justice as a former judge leads the process of establishing the best way to compensate the women.
# Magdalenes
Justice for Magdalenes welcomes the official State apology to victims
Justice for Magdalenes acknowledged the “sincere and heartfelt words of sorrow on behalf of all Irish citizens and the Irish State” expressed by the Taoiseach this evening.
# Magdalene
Govt to pay €250,000 to fund UK centre for Irish Magdalene survivors
The funds will be given to the UK Step by Step Centre for Irish Survivors of Industrial Schools and the Laundries.
# Magdalenes
PIC: Enda Kenny meets Magdalene survivors in Dáil gallery
The Taoiseach stepped out of this evening’s Dáil debates to pop upstairs and greet the survivors.
# Apology
VIDEO: Enda Kenny issues formal State apology to Magdalene survivors
Watch the Taoiseach’s full, historic 17-minute speech as he apologised to the women committed to Magdalene Laundries.
# Magdalene
Kenny “deeply regrets and apologises unreservedly” to Magdalene women in emotional speech
The Taoiseach has apologised to the “blameless” Magdalene Laundries survivors for the hurt that was done to them, and any stigma they suffered.
# Magdalene
In full: Enda Kenny’s State apology to the Magdalene women
“I, as Taoiseach, on behalf of the State, the government and our citizens deeply regret and apologise unreservedly to all those women for the hurt that was done to them…”