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#Magdalene Laundries

# magdalene-laundries - Friday 14 October, 2011

Group calls for State apology to Magdalene laundry survivors

Victims of the laundries should also be compensated for lost earnings over their time there, Justice For Magdalenes said.

# magdalene-laundries - Monday 4 July, 2011

Daily Fix: Monday

In today’s Fix: a Co Meath nursing home is closed by court order; human remains uncovered in Clare are feared to be those of a missing local man; and singer Sting explains why he won’t cross a “virtual picket-line”.

Some €847 million paid out to victims of institutional abuse: report

Ireland’s first UPR report has revealed that 13,669 victims of institutional abuse have been compensated – and recommends that a committee to clarify “the state’s interaction” with the Magdalene Laundries be established.

Abuse orders cashed in €667million on property deals

The four religious orders who ran the Magdalene Laundries alone made €296million in ten years.

# magdalene-laundries - Wednesday 15 June, 2011

Government agrees to establish a Magdalene Laundries committee

The government pledges to “establish the true facts and circumstances” relating to the laundries – but no apology for now.

# magdalene-laundries - Saturday 11 June, 2011

The Daily Fix: Saturday

In the Saturday news Fix: Nuns says they will participate in any Magdalene inquiry; Al Qaeda’s top man in East Africa is dead; the lowdown on The Palin Emails’; and meet Debbie, she really likes cats.

Nuns say they will participate in any Magdalene inquiry

The Minister for Justice is expected to act on the recent findings of a UN committee regarding the institutions within the the next two weeks.

# magdalene-laundries - Wednesday 8 June, 2011

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Poll: Should a statutory inquiry into the Magdalene Laundries be established?

What the survivors of the Magdalene Laundries want first is an apology, and then redress. But do we owe it to ourselves to hold a full inquiry into the State’s role as well?

# magdalene-laundries - Monday 6 June, 2011

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The Daily Fix: Monday

In your Fix for this bank holiday Monday: Aer Lingus pilots’ strike averted; good news from the IMF; Turmoil in Syria; Another Cheryl Cole u-turn; Wayne Rooney’s new hair; and do you feature in our mini-marathon gallery?

Deep concern expressed by UN at levels of overcrowding in Irish prisons

United Nations Committee against Torture recommends that a mechanism should be astablished to facilitate criminal complaints. It also calls the practice of slopping out “inhumane”.

UN Committee against Torture recommends inquiry into Magdalene Laundries

The Justice for Magdalenes group is calling for immediate action by the Government in the wake of the recommendations of the UNCAT report, which says that the State failed the girls and women of the Magdalene Laundries.

The 9 at 9: Monday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: Talks between Aer Lingus and pilots continue through the night, UN says there should be prosecutions over the Magdalene Laundries and Portugal’s government falls.

# magdalene-laundries - Tuesday 24 May, 2011

UN committee hears 'vast majority' of women entered Magdalene Laundries voluntarily or with consent UN

UN committee hears 'vast majority' of women entered Magdalene Laundries voluntarily or with consent

Irish delegate said today that in most cases, allegations made by women about mistreatment at the laundries concern events which happened “a considerable time ago”, and information is limited.