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#Magdalene Laundries

# magdalene-laundries - Thursday 15 March, 2012

Calls for governmment reparation for Magdalene Laundries survivors
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

Calls for governmment reparation for Magdalene Laundries survivors

Mar 15th 2012, 12:03 PM 1,668 Views 19 Comments

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

Magdalene survivors call for investigation of more schools
# Magdalene Laundries
# Magdalene Laundries

Magdalene survivors call for investigation of more schools

Oct 26th 2011, 9:05 AM 871 Views 3 Comments

A survivors’ group has said two more schools were used as laundries where young girls were forced to work.

# magdalene-laundries - Friday 14 October, 2011

Group calls for State apology to Magdalene laundry survivors
# Abuse
# Abuse

Group calls for State apology to Magdalene laundry survivors

Oct 14th 2011, 9:52 PM 954 Views 16 Comments

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
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

Daily Fix: Monday

Jul 4th 2011, 8:04 PM 2,343 Views 5 Comments

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
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

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

Jul 4th 2011, 2:53 PM 291 Views 0 Comments

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
# Religious Orders
# Religious Orders

Abuse orders cashed in €667million on property deals

Jul 4th 2011, 9:18 AM 1,324 Views 15 Comments

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
# Magdalene Laundries
# Magdalene Laundries

Government agrees to establish a Magdalene Laundries committee

Jun 15th 2011, 7:20 AM 460 Views 4 Comments

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
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Saturday

Jun 11th 2011, 7:34 PM 1,223 Views 3 Comments

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
# Magdalene Laundries
# Magdalene Laundries

Nuns say they will participate in any Magdalene inquiry

Jun 11th 2011, 12:29 PM 573 Views 4 Comments

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

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

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

Jun 8th 2011, 9:25 AM 4,688 Views 29 Comments

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

The Daily Fix: Monday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Monday

Jun 6th 2011, 7:34 PM 3,290 Views 3 Comments

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
# UNCAT
# UNCAT

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

Jun 6th 2011, 4:13 PM 703 Views 21 Comments

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
# Magdalene Laundries
# Magdalene Laundries

UN Committee against Torture recommends inquiry into Magdalene Laundries

Jun 6th 2011, 11:54 AM 1,435 Views 9 Comments

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.

# magdalene-laundries - Tuesday 24 May, 2011

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

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

May 24th 2011, 9:29 PM 2,564 Views 12 Comments

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.