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#Magdalene Laundries

# magdalene-laundries - Thursday 14 February, 2013

Shatter drops strong hint that Taoiseach will apologise to Magdalenes
# Magdalenes
# Magdalenes

Shatter drops strong hint that Taoiseach will apologise to Magdalenes

Feb 14th 2013, 6:15 AM 2,253 Views 16 Comments

Justice Minister Alan Shatter has said the Government wants to bring closure to the issue.

# magdalene-laundries - Wednesday 13 February, 2013

Oireachtas agenda: Child protection, children's hospital and Magdalene apology
# Leinster House
# Leinster House

Oireachtas agenda: Child protection, children's hospital and Magdalene apology

Feb 13th 2013, 9:15 AM 2,764 Views 1 Comment

The Seanad today debates legislation extending the time for which the HSE can take a child from its parents.

# magdalene-laundries - Tuesday 12 February, 2013

FF table motion calling for State apology to Magdalenes
# Magdalenes
# Magdalenes

FF table motion calling for State apology to Magdalenes

Feb 12th 2013, 9:44 PM 6,732 Views 38 Comments

Fianna Fail have called for the establishment of a dedicated unit within the Department of Justice and Equality to co-ordinate remaining aspects of the State’s response to victims of the Magdalene Laundries.

Magdalenes 'absolutely delighted' after meeting with Kenny and Gilmore
# Magdalenes
# Magdalenes

Magdalenes 'absolutely delighted' after meeting with Kenny and Gilmore

Feb 12th 2013, 10:30 AM 6,165 Views 37 Comments

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
# Magdalenes
# Magdalenes

Apology is 'fundamentally important' as Magdalenes meet Taoiseach today

Feb 11th 2013, 8:21 AM 2,695 Views 16 Comments

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
# Column
# Column

Lisa McInerney: Magdalene atrocities happened because society allowed them to

Feb 11th 2013, 7:00 AM 636 Views 68 Comments

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'
# Magdalenes
# Magdalenes

Howlin says State 'must acknowledge Magdalenes and make amends'

Feb 10th 2013, 3:50 PM 4,796 Views 27 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Feb 9th 2013, 7:45 AM 20 Views 28 Comments

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
# Magdalenes
# Magdalenes

FF table Dáil motion to call for formal Magdalene apology

Feb 8th 2013, 7:24 PM 3,746 Views 50 Comments

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
# Magdalenes
# Magdalenes

Taoiseach and Tánaiste to meet with Magdalene survivors

Feb 8th 2013, 10:36 AM 2,800 Views 27 Comments

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
# Magdalenes
# Magdalenes

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

Feb 6th 2013, 6:53 PM 6,391 Views 23 Comments

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
# Magdalenes
# Magdalenes

This is how the world reacted to the Magdalene Laundries report

Feb 6th 2013, 2:50 PM 19,758 Views 34 Comments

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

Justice Department got no specific legal advice on Magdalene report response
# Magdalenes
# Magdalenes

Justice Department got no specific legal advice on Magdalene report response

Feb 6th 2013, 12:55 PM 4,548 Views 14 Comments

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
# Magdalenes
# Magdalenes

Micheál Martin apologises for omitting Magdalenes from redress scheme

Feb 6th 2013, 11:40 AM 7,473 Views 66 Comments

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
# Magdalenes
# Magdalenes

Labour TDs say government needs to apologise over Magdalene Laundries

Feb 6th 2013, 10:15 AM 3,727 Views 29 Comments

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
# Magdalenes
# Magdalenes

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

Feb 6th 2013, 9:37 AM 8,115 Views 91 Comments

“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'
# Justice For Magdalenes
# Justice For Magdalenes

'We still live in a Magdalene Ireland'

Feb 5th 2013, 9:00 PM 13,156 Views 72 Comments

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
# Laundries
# Laundries

SIPTU calls for financial compensation for Magdalene survivors

Feb 5th 2013, 6:03 PM 5,240 Views 17 Comments

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
# Laundries
# Laundries

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

Feb 5th 2013, 5:38 PM 12,792 Views 29 Comments

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
# Laundries
# Laundries

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

Feb 5th 2013, 4:25 PM 6,374 Views 21 Comments

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

Magdalene Laundries report finds direct State involvement
# Justice For Magdalenes
# Justice For Magdalenes

Magdalene Laundries report finds direct State involvement

Feb 5th 2013, 4:00 PM 19,051 Views 61 Comments

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

Pressure on Government as Magdalene Laundries report due
# Magdalenes
# Magdalenes

Pressure on Government as Magdalene Laundries report due

Feb 5th 2013, 8:45 AM 10,020 Views 78 Comments

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
# Justice For Magdalenes
# Justice For Magdalenes

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

Feb 3rd 2013, 10:13 AM 60,134 Views 204 Comments

“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

Magdalene Laundry report to be published next week
# Magdalene Laundries
# Magdalene Laundries

Magdalene Laundry report to be published next week

Jan 31st 2013, 2:16 PM 4,586 Views 31 Comments

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
# Sign Of The Times
# Sign Of The Times

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

Nov 2nd 2012, 7:46 PM 23,925 Views 42 Comments

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
# Heartbreaking
# Heartbreaking

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

Sep 30th 2012, 1:00 PM 99,762 Views 101 Comments

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
# Justice For Magdalenes
# Justice For Magdalenes

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

Sep 25th 2012, 12:57 PM 3,761 Views 8 Comments

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
# Dirty Laundries
# Dirty Laundries

Motion on Magdalene Laundries to be moved next week

Sep 23rd 2012, 7:30 AM 3,192 Views 27 Comments

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

# magdalene-laundries - Wednesday 19 September, 2012

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

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

Sep 19th 2012, 6:30 AM 17,908 Views 47 Comments

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

Final report on Magdalene Laundries delayed to year-end
# Justice For Magdalenes
# Justice For Magdalenes

Final report on Magdalene Laundries delayed to year-end

Sep 11th 2012, 1:18 PM 4,718 Views 14 Comments

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
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

Archbishop suggests investigation into Magdalene Laundries

Jul 25th 2012, 7:30 AM 3,064 Views 12 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Jun 23rd 2012, 8:00 AM 63 Views 32 Comments

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
# Magdalene Laundries
# Magdalene Laundries

Senator McAleese meets with Magdalene survivors

Jun 7th 2012, 7:55 AM 2,109 Views 8 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Jun 6th 2012, 7:30 PM 2,859 Views 39 Comments

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 Laundries
# Magdalene Laundries

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

Jun 3rd 2012, 8:15 AM 1,990 Views 12 Comments

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

Magdalene survivors criticise 'unacceptable' delay for apology and redress
# Magdalenes
# Magdalenes

Magdalene survivors criticise 'unacceptable' delay for apology and redress

May 29th 2012, 6:40 AM 2,122 Views 17 Comments

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.