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#Magdalene Laundries

# magdalene-laundries - Tuesday 12 February, 2013

Magdalenes 'absolutely delighted' after meeting with Kenny and Gilmore

The head of the Magdalene Survivors Together group said that they were now confident of a formal apology.

# magdalene-laundries - Monday 11 February, 2013

Apology is 'fundamentally important' as Magdalenes meet Taoiseach today

Members of the Magdalene Survivors Together will meet with Taoiseach Enda Kenny this afternoon but another group has sought clarification on the purpose of any meeting.

Lisa McInerney: Magdalene atrocities happened because society allowed them to

The hand of the State and religious bodies in what happened to the women of the Laundries is clear – but the hard facts of the McAleese report also shows that the Irish public was complicit too.

# magdalene-laundries - Sunday 10 February, 2013

Howlin says State 'must acknowledge Magdalenes and make amends'

The Minister said the Government was determined to make right for the women who were “sorely wronged”.

# magdalene-laundries - Saturday 9 February, 2013

Column: Magdalenes deserve the respect they were denied for so long - and a proper apology

The link between the State and the Magdalene laundries is clear – and survivors should be granted redress so they may have some comfort in the autumn of their lives, writes Aaron McKenna.

# magdalene-laundries - Friday 8 February, 2013

FF table Dáil motion to call for formal Magdalene apology

TDs will vote next Wednesday on whether to support a State apology, and to set up a unit to consider redress schemes.

Taoiseach and Tánaiste to meet with Magdalene survivors

Eamon Gilmore said the government is eager to listen to the women about their needs and about what its response to the report should be.

# magdalene-laundries - Wednesday 6 February, 2013

"An apology needs to be addressed" - Labour puts pressure on Taoiseach

The statement issued by the party’s TDs and Senators this evening increases the pressure on Fine Gael in the wake of the Taoiseach’s non-apology.

This is how the world reacted to the Magdalene Laundries report

There were mixed messages across the world’s newspapers and news websites today.

Justice Department got no specific legal advice on Magdalene report response

The government has come under fire for failing to provide a full apology on behalf of the State for its role in the Magdalene Laundries.

Micheál Martin apologises for omitting Magdalenes from redress scheme

The Fianna Fáil leader said he was sorry his party did not deal with survivors when it was in government.

Labour TDs say government needs to apologise over Magdalene Laundries

Dominic Hannigan and Gerald Nash are among those calling for an apology to be made by the government for the State’s role in admitting thousands of women to the laundries.

Shatter refuses to admit State's involvement in laundries was wrong

“I don’t want to use that type of language,” said the Minister for Justice.

# magdalene-laundries - Tuesday 5 February, 2013

'We still live in a Magdalene Ireland'

The waiting game continues for survivors of the Magdalen Laundries despite report confirming direct State involvement in the system.

SIPTU calls for financial compensation for Magdalene survivors

The country’s biggest trade union says mental anguish cannot be undone, and survivors should be compensated adequately.

In numbers: the report into the State's role in the Magdalene Laundries

A selection of numerical statistics drawn from the Inter-Departmental report, and about the report itself.

'State must finally accept its role': Amnesty responds to Magdalene report

Amnesty International Ireland says the Magdalenes report reveals “major human rights abuses” and demands urgent action.

Magdalene Laundries report finds direct State involvement

Senator McAleese said he hopes his report brings healing and peace of mind to survivors.

Pressure on Government as Magdalene Laundries report due

Survivors are demanding an official State apology, as well as the return of lost wages and a proper compensation scheme.

# magdalene-laundries - Sunday 3 February, 2013

'Margaret died of her slave-related injuries': a Magdalene daughter shares her story

“Margaret was committed to industrial school in 1954. She was 2 yrs 4 mths old. She left 49 years later in a coffin.”

# magdalene-laundries - Thursday 31 January, 2013

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock.

Magdalene Laundry report to be published next week

The report had been delayed on three separate occasions over a seven month period.

# magdalene-laundries - Friday 2 November, 2012

Newspaper ad from 1838 lays bare how society viewed those in Magdalene Laundries

In announcing a “charity sermon,” it speaks of “numberless unhappy females whom it has reclaimed from vice by religious and moral instructions”.

# magdalene-laundries - Sunday 30 September, 2012

A life unlived: 35 years of slavery in a Magdalene Laundry

One woman tells the story of her mother who was sent to a Laundry in Dublin at the age of 16 – and died there at the age of 51.

# magdalene-laundries - Tuesday 25 September, 2012

Justice for Magdalenes group call for 'dignified debate' ahead of tonight's motion

The motion, due to be tabled by Sinn Féin, is set to take place today and tomorrow.

# magdalene-laundries - Sunday 23 September, 2012

Motion on Magdalene Laundries to be moved next week

The Sinn Féin proposed motion has the support of 17 Independent TDs.

# magdalene-laundries - Wednesday 19 September, 2012

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Good morning! Here are nine things you should know as you start your day…

"We got one egg a year" - survivors' submission provides evidence of State interaction with Magdalene Laundries

Extracts from the Justice For Magdalenes submission to a Government committee about the State’s involvement at the institutions.

# magdalene-laundries - Tuesday 11 September, 2012

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

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Final report on Magdalene Laundries delayed to year-end

The committee chairperson Martin McAleese said that extra information has to be examined which could add “in a meaningful way” to the overall outcome.

# magdalene-laundries - Wednesday 25 July, 2012

Archbishop suggests investigation into Magdalene Laundries

Diarmuid Martin has said that there were “questions still to be answered” in relation to the abuse scandal.

# magdalene-laundries - Saturday 23 June, 2012

Column: Ireland will never care for its people until we admit our own guilt

Revelations over child deaths are just the latest in a long line – and nothing will change unless we move beyond scapegoats, writes Aaron McKenna.

# magdalene-laundries - Thursday 7 June, 2012

Senator McAleese meets with Magdalene survivors

The Justice for Magdalenes group said that survivors and family members of survivors met with the Senator to discuss state interaction with the Magdalene Laundries.

# magdalene-laundries - Wednesday 6 June, 2012

Column: 'How we survived, I'll never know' - a Magdalene survivor's story

Today marks a year since a UN committee criticised the State’s failure to protect women and girls confined to Magdalene Laundries in Ireland. Here a survivor of one institution shares her harrowing story and her frustrations.

# magdalene-laundries - Sunday 3 June, 2012

Shatter to write to Magdalene survivors after criticism of State's response

Magdalene Survivors Together have criticised the government nearly a year after a UN committee recommended an inquiry into the State’s involvement in the running of the infamous institutions.

# magdalene-laundries - Tuesday 29 May, 2012

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Every morning, brings you the nine things you need to know as you kick off your day.

Magdalene survivors criticise 'unacceptable' delay for apology and redress

It is almost a year since a United Nations Committee Against Torture recommended an independent inquiry and redress for former residents of the infamous Magdalene Laundries.

# magdalene-laundries - Thursday 15 March, 2012

Calls for governmment reparation for Magdalene Laundries survivors

The issue of reparation for survivors of the Magdalene Laundries was brought to the UN Human Rights Council by the Irish Human Rights Commission and Women’s Human Rights Alliance at a special meeting today.

# magdalene-laundries - Wednesday 26 October, 2011

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

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.