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#Magdalene Laundries

# magdalene-laundries - Sunday 2 March, 2014

Memorial event remembers women incarcerated in Magdalene laundries
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

Memorial event remembers women incarcerated in Magdalene laundries

Mar 2nd 2014, 7:05 PM 8,562 Views 22 Comments

The event was held in Glasnevin Cemetery today.

# magdalene-laundries - Wednesday 19 February, 2014

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

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

Feb 19th 2014, 6:15 AM 5,776 Views 23 Comments

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

# magdalene-laundries - Wednesday 5 February, 2014

Vatican says it will protect children - but criticises UN for 'interfering'
# Child Abuse
# Child Abuse

Vatican says it will protect children - but criticises UN for 'interfering'

Feb 5th 2014, 1:40 PM 7,415 Views 92 Comments

The Holy See said it sees some of the UN committee’s observations as interfering with its teaching.

United Nations denounces the Vatican for allowing priests to rape children
# Child Abuse
# Child Abuse

United Nations denounces the Vatican for allowing priests to rape children

Feb 5th 2014, 11:00 AM 12,179 Views 91 Comments

The UN demanded that the Vatican “immediately remove” all clergy who are known or suspected child abusers.

# magdalene-laundries - Sunday 29 December, 2013

Ireland, women and 2013: A year we dealt with our legacy issues?
# Review 2013
# Review 2013

Ireland, women and 2013: A year we dealt with our legacy issues?

Dec 29th 2013, 10:30 AM 8,433 Views 14 Comments

Magdalene survivors, symphysiotomy campaigns and UNCAT criticism of abortion guidelines…this is the year that was.

# magdalene-laundries - Thursday 28 November, 2013

UN anti-torture body questions Ireland's record on abortion and Magdalenes
# Questions Asked
# Questions Asked

UN anti-torture body questions Ireland's record on abortion and Magdalenes

Nov 28th 2013, 8:28 PM 9,062 Views 73 Comments

It is the second time this month that a UN agency has voiced concerns about Ireland’s record.

# magdalene-laundries - Friday 8 November, 2013

'Serious errors' with McAleese Report, say Magdalene survivors
# Survivors
# Survivors

'Serious errors' with McAleese Report, say Magdalene survivors

Nov 8th 2013, 9:37 AM 6,848 Views 51 Comments

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.

# magdalene-laundries - Tuesday 5 November, 2013

First payments to Madgalene Laundry survivors will be made in 4 to 6 weeks
# Magdalenes
# Magdalenes

First payments to Madgalene Laundry survivors will be made in 4 to 6 weeks

Nov 5th 2013, 6:10 PM 6,108 Views 25 Comments

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 - Thursday 31 October, 2013

'Shatter needs to make a public statement on redress delay for Magdalene women'
# Magdalene Laundries
# Magdalene Laundries

'Shatter needs to make a public statement on redress delay for Magdalene women'

Oct 31st 2013, 3:20 PM 3,321 Views 9 Comments

Mary Lou McDonald said time was ticking and that at least two women have passed away without receiving compensation.

# magdalene-laundries - Tuesday 27 August, 2013

Magdalene protest to take place at Sisters of Mercy office
# Cork
# Cork

Magdalene protest to take place at Sisters of Mercy office

Aug 27th 2013, 3:01 PM 6,387 Views 28 Comments

The protest will involve the signatures of over 1,000 people being gathered on white sheets and displayed at the event.

# magdalene-laundries - Saturday 3 August, 2013

Aaron McKenna: Asylum seekers are our new institutional home victims
# Opinion
# Opinion

Aaron McKenna: Asylum seekers are our new institutional home victims

Aug 3rd 2013, 8:00 AM 87 Views 158 Comments

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.

# magdalene-laundries - Thursday 25 July, 2013

Poll: Should Bethany survivors be given same redress as Magdalenes?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should Bethany survivors be given same redress as Magdalenes?

Jul 25th 2013, 10:26 AM 5,131 Views 39 Comments

Parallels have been made between the Bethany Home case and that of the Magadalene Laundries.

# magdalene-laundries - Wednesday 24 July, 2013

Minister said Bethany Home must be included in redress scheme... in 2010
# Kathleen Lynch
# Kathleen Lynch

Minister said Bethany Home must be included in redress scheme... in 2010

Jul 24th 2013, 9:52 PM 4,144 Views 21 Comments

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”.

# magdalene-laundries - Wednesday 17 July, 2013

Poll: How will you vote on gay marriage?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: How will you vote on gay marriage?

Jul 17th 2013, 3:53 PM 30,274 Views 441 Comments

Ireland will most likely hold a referendum on gay marriage next year. How will you vote?

Enda Kenny: Religious orders should reflect on making a monetary contribution to Magdalenes
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

Enda Kenny: Religious orders should reflect on making a monetary contribution to Magdalenes

Jul 17th 2013, 12:19 PM 3,807 Views 43 Comments

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.

Explainer: How can religious orders refuse to pay compensation to Magdalenes?
# Magdalene
# Magdalene

Explainer: How can religious orders refuse to pay compensation to Magdalenes?

Jul 17th 2013, 11:30 AM 9,961 Views 88 Comments

Why are the religious orders responsible for running the Magdalene Laundries not obliged to pay financial compensation to survivors?

Shatter: Religious orders have a moral and ethical obligation to contribute to Magdalene survivors
# Magdalene Laundries
# Magdalene Laundries

Shatter: Religious orders have a moral and ethical obligation to contribute to Magdalene survivors

Jul 17th 2013, 9:20 AM 4,473 Views 69 Comments

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 - Tuesday 16 July, 2013

Shatter: I can't go in a tank and force Magdalene orders to pay compensation
# Magdalene Laundries
# Magdalene Laundries

Shatter: I can't go in a tank and force Magdalene orders to pay compensation

Jul 16th 2013, 6:04 PM 8,716 Views 105 Comments

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.

Refusal of religious orders to compensate Magdalenes 'beggars belief'
# Magdalenes
# Magdalenes

Refusal of religious orders to compensate Magdalenes 'beggars belief'

Jul 16th 2013, 2:09 PM 12,958 Views 103 Comments

Magdalene Survivors said the women who worked in the laundries are ‘flabbergasted’ that the State is allowing this to happen.

# magdalene-laundries - Tuesday 2 July, 2013

Column: The Catholic Church owes the women of the Magdalene Laundries
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: The Catholic Church owes the women of the Magdalene Laundries

Jul 2nd 2013, 2:20 PM 467 Views 39 Comments

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-laundries - Thursday 27 June, 2013

Magdalene group seeks meeting with Shatter over 'deeply unfair' redress scheme
# Magdalene
# Magdalene

Magdalene group seeks meeting with Shatter over 'deeply unfair' redress scheme

Jun 27th 2013, 10:10 PM 7,943 Views 40 Comments

The compensation scheme announced this week falls far short of what’s required, survivors say.

# magdalene-laundries - Wednesday 26 June, 2013

Magdalene survivor group ‘not happy at all’ with redress package
# Magdalenes
# Magdalenes

Magdalene survivor group ‘not happy at all’ with redress package

Jun 26th 2013, 10:10 PM 10,141 Views 41 Comments

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.

# magdalene-laundries - Tuesday 18 June, 2013

Human Rights Commission: The State failed Magdalene women
# Magdalenes
# Magdalenes

Human Rights Commission: The State failed Magdalene women

Jun 18th 2013, 9:45 PM 6,196 Views 17 Comments

The IHRC has assessed the human rights implications for the State of what occurred in the Magdalene Laundries.

# magdalene-laundries - Monday 11 March, 2013

Magdalene group raises concerns with UN committee
# Magdalenes
# Magdalenes

Magdalene group raises concerns with UN committee

Mar 11th 2013, 9:52 AM 2,839 Views 9 Comments

Justice for Magdalenes is to meet with Justice John Quirke this week to discuss the establishment of a redress scheme.

# magdalene-laundries - Sunday 3 March, 2013

Magdalene women remembered in vigils in Dublin and Galway
# Magdalenes
# Magdalenes

Magdalene women remembered in vigils in Dublin and Galway

Mar 3rd 2013, 7:42 PM 5,621 Views 4 Comments

Flowers were laid at the graves and tributes to the women were read out by representatives from various groups.

# magdalene-laundries - Saturday 2 March, 2013

Calls for Magdalenes to be given independent legal advice
# Legal Advice
# Legal Advice

Calls for Magdalenes to be given independent legal advice

Mar 2nd 2013, 7:15 AM 2,636 Views 8 Comments

A solicitor for some of the London-based women says the State should pay for legal representation as it did during the Redress Scheme.

# magdalene-laundries - Thursday 28 February, 2013

Nearly 800 inquiries about Magdalene Laundries fund
# Magdalenes
# Magdalenes

Nearly 800 inquiries about Magdalene Laundries fund

Feb 28th 2013, 11:08 AM 3,337 Views 9 Comments

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.

# magdalene-laundries - Wednesday 20 February, 2013

Magdalene redress scheme may be widened, Taoiseach indicates
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

Magdalene redress scheme may be widened, Taoiseach indicates

Feb 20th 2013, 1:59 PM 3,427 Views 43 Comments

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 invited to contact Department as redress process begins
# Magdalenes
# Magdalenes

Magdalenes invited to contact Department as redress process begins

Feb 20th 2013, 7:20 AM 2,773 Views 8 Comments

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.

# magdalene-laundries - Tuesday 19 February, 2013

Justice for Magdalenes welcomes the official State apology to victims
# Magdalenes
# Magdalenes

Justice for Magdalenes welcomes the official State apology to victims

Feb 19th 2013, 9:55 PM 5,505 Views 35 Comments

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.

Govt to pay €250,000 to fund UK centre for Irish Magdalene survivors
# Magdalene
# Magdalene

Govt to pay €250,000 to fund UK centre for Irish Magdalene survivors

Feb 19th 2013, 8:25 PM 3,420 Views 16 Comments

The funds will be given to the UK Step by Step Centre for Irish Survivors of Industrial Schools and the Laundries.

PIC: Enda Kenny meets Magdalene survivors in Dáil gallery
# Magdalenes
# Magdalenes

PIC: Enda Kenny meets Magdalene survivors in Dáil gallery

Feb 19th 2013, 8:21 PM 6,043 Views 25 Comments

The Taoiseach stepped out of this evening’s Dáil debates to pop upstairs and greet the survivors.

VIDEO: Enda Kenny issues formal State apology to Magdalene survivors
# Apology
# Apology

VIDEO: Enda Kenny issues formal State apology to Magdalene survivors

Feb 19th 2013, 7:43 PM 9,508 Views 0 Comments

Watch the Taoiseach’s full, historic 17-minute speech as he apologised to the women committed to Magdalene Laundries.

Kenny “deeply regrets and apologises unreservedly” to Magdalene women in emotional speech
# Magdalene
# Magdalene

Kenny “deeply regrets and apologises unreservedly” to Magdalene women in emotional speech

Feb 19th 2013, 6:52 PM 12,246 Views 163 Comments

The Taoiseach has apologised to the “blameless” Magdalene Laundries survivors for the hurt that was done to them, and any stigma they suffered.

In full: Enda Kenny’s State apology to the Magdalene women
# Magdalene
# Magdalene

In full: Enda Kenny’s State apology to the Magdalene women

Feb 19th 2013, 6:45 PM 11,533 Views 49 Comments

“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…”

LIVE: Dáil debates the findings of the Magdalene Laundries report
# Dáil Éireann
# Dáil Éireann

LIVE: Dáil debates the findings of the Magdalene Laundries report

Feb 19th 2013, 6:21 PM 2,345 Views 6 Comments

TDs this evening debate the findings of the inter-departmental report, with expectations of a formal State apology.

# magdalene-laundries - Sunday 17 February, 2013

Government to make 'specific announcements' on Magdalene report on Tuesday
# Magdalene
# Magdalene

Government to make 'specific announcements' on Magdalene report on Tuesday

Feb 17th 2013, 5:16 PM 10,841 Views 18 Comments

Minister Alan Shatter said that the focus is on producing a ‘comprehensive package of measures’ arising out of the recent report.

# magdalene-laundries - Thursday 14 February, 2013

Micheál Martin: 'I do feel a certain degree of guilt over Magdalene Laundries'
# Magdalenes
# Magdalenes

Micheál Martin: 'I do feel a certain degree of guilt over Magdalene Laundries'

Feb 14th 2013, 8:00 AM 4,683 Views 44 Comments

The Fianna Fáil leader told TheJournal.ie it was wrong that the Magdalene Laundries survivors were not acknowledged when he was in government.