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# Magdalene Laundries

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# Magdalenes
Micheál Martin: 'I do feel a certain degree of guilt over Magdalene Laundries'
The Fianna Fáil leader told it was wrong that the Magdalene Laundries survivors were not acknowledged when he was in government.
# Magdalenes
Shatter drops strong hint that Taoiseach will apologise to Magdalenes
Justice Minister Alan Shatter has said the Government wants to bring closure to the issue.
# Leinster House
Oireachtas agenda: Child protection, children's hospital and Magdalene apology
The Seanad today debates legislation extending the time for which the HSE can take a child from its parents.
# Magdalenes
FF table motion calling for State apology to Magdalenes
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
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.
# Magdalenes
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.
# Magdalenes
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”.
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.
# Magdalenes
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.
# Magdalenes
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.
# Magdalenes
"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.
# Magdalenes
This is how the world reacted to the Magdalene Laundries report
There were mixed messages across the world’s newspapers and news websites today.
# Magdalenes
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.
# Magdalenes
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.
# Magdalenes
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.
# Magdalenes
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.
# Justice for Magdalenes
'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.
# Laundries
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.
# Laundries
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.
# Laundries
'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.
# Justice for Magdalenes
Magdalene Laundries report finds direct State involvement
Senator McAleese said he hopes his report brings healing and peace of mind to survivors.
# Magdalenes
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.
# Justice for Magdalenes
'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
Magdalene Laundry report to be published next week
The report had been delayed on three separate occasions over a seven month period.
# Sign of the times
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”.
# Heartbreaking
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.
# Justice for Magdalenes
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.
# Dirty Laundries
Motion on Magdalene Laundries to be moved next week
The Sinn Féin proposed motion has the support of 17 Independent TDs.
# Justice for Magdalenes
"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.
# Justice for Magdalenes
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.
# Catholic Church
Archbishop suggests investigation into Magdalene Laundries
Diarmuid Martin has said that there were “questions still to be answered” in relation to the abuse scandal.
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
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.
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
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.