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#magdalene laundry

# magdalene-laundry - Thursday 6 February, 2020

Green light for apartment block complex on site of former Magdalene Laundry

The Crescent in Donnybrook Village accommodated between 100 and 120 women at any one time.

# magdalene-laundry - Saturday 12 October, 2019

National College of Ireland in 'active discussions' with council over former Magdalene Laundry site

The laundry on Sean McDermott Street was the last to close in the State in 1996.

# magdalene-laundry - Wednesday 28 August, 2019

Permission granted for apartment complex on the site of a former Magdalene Laundry

Dublin City Council granted planning permission for 44 apartments.

# magdalene-laundry - Saturday 13 October, 2018

Dublin City Council has 'no plan' to redevelop former Magdalene Laundry site

Social Democrat councillor Gary Gannon says he does.

# magdalene-laundry - Thursday 13 September, 2018

Council votes to block sale of Magdalene Laundry in Dublin's north inner city to hotel chain

Councillor Gary Gannon said the site can now become a place of “remembrance and learning”.

# magdalene-laundry - Tuesday 11 September, 2018

Dublin City Council says sale of former Magdalene Laundry site is 'chance of a lifetime'

Objections have been raised to the proposed sale of the site to a Japanese hotel chain.

# magdalene-laundry - Monday 3 September, 2018

Over 9,500 people sign petition to block sale of former Dublin Magdalene Laundry

A vote on whether to sell the Sean McDermott Street Magdalene Laundry to a Japanese hotel chain has been adjourned.

# magdalene-laundry - Sunday 8 April, 2018

Where does the sale of the Sean McDermott St Magdalene Laundry stand?

A consultation process with 150 Magdalene survivors is to take place on the 5 and 6 June.

# magdalene-laundry - Thursday 28 December, 2017

Funds from multimillion sale of Magdalene site to be used to refurb former school

Social Democrat councillor Gary Gannon said that it wasn’t good enough that the site would be used for another “soulless hotel”.

# magdalene-laundry - Monday 18 December, 2017

Dublin City Council assures there will be a memorial on Magdalene home site

The site on Sean McDermott Street is expected to be sold to a Japanese hotel chain.

# magdalene-laundry - Friday 25 August, 2017

'Burn it to the ground': What should be done with Magdalene laundry buildings?

A group of survivors and their families gathered at the back of a Dublin Magdalene laundry today to share their stories.

# magdalene-laundry - Sunday 5 March, 2017

Public asked to lay flowers at graves of Magdalene women today

Over 1,600 women are buried in cemeteries around the country, many of whom are in unmarked graves.

# magdalene-laundry - Saturday 14 January, 2017

'It came as a big shock to find my mother was being locked in and tortured like I was'

A mother and daughter are campaigning for the children of Magdalene women to receive a State apology.

# magdalene-laundry - Sunday 1 March, 2015

This Italian opera has dark parallels to a time in Ireland's past

We speak to the director of this opera about what to expect.

# magdalene-laundry - Wednesday 23 April, 2014

Magdalene Laundries survivors have received €10.3 million in compensation

Justice Minister Alan Shatter told the Dáil that 731 applications have been made under the redress scheme so far.

# magdalene-laundry - Saturday 1 March, 2014

Memorial for those incarcerated in Wexford Magdalene Laundry to be held tomorrow

The organisers say the memorial is a time where people can reflect, lay flowers, read a poem and spend a quiet moment at the graveside.

# magdalene-laundry - Tuesday 5 November, 2013

First payments to Madgalene Laundry survivors will be made in 4 to 6 weeks

Speaking in the Dáil this evening, Shatter said that over 600 applications have been made for lump-sum payments from the redress scheme set up in the wake of the McAleese report.

# magdalene-laundry - Wednesday 17 July, 2013

Shatter: Religious orders have a moral and ethical obligation to contribute to Magdalene survivors

The minister said it would not be lawful to remove the religious orders charitable status and there’s no scope to take legal action against those who refuse to contribute to the compensation scheme.

# magdalene-laundry - Tuesday 2 July, 2013

Column: The Catholic Church owes the women of the Magdalene Laundries

The Catholic Church and the Irish State were both responsible for incarcerating women in the Magdalene Laundries – and so both must pay, writes Anne Ferris TD.

# magdalene-laundry - Thursday 16 May, 2013

Oldest known Magdalene survivor dies at 97

Madge O’Connell entered the laundry when she was 34 and spent the rest of her life in the care of nuns.

# magdalene-laundry - Thursday 28 February, 2013

Nearly 800 inquiries about Magdalene Laundries fund

The Department of Justice is asking women who were in the laundries to fill out a form registering their interest in receiving money from a special redress fund being set up.

# magdalene-laundry - Tuesday 19 February, 2013

LIVE: Dáil debates the findings of the Magdalene Laundries report Dáil Éireann This post contains videos

LIVE: Dáil debates the findings of the Magdalene Laundries report

TDs this evening debate the findings of the inter-departmental report, with expectations of a formal State apology.

# magdalene-laundry - Sunday 17 February, 2013

Call for "fair and transparent" Magdalene compensation package

The group proposes a figure of €100,000 lump sum compensation for Magdalene survivors, in addition to a package of services including pensions and lost wages.

# magdalene-laundry - Saturday 16 February, 2013

Magdalene survivors "expect apology next week"

Meanwhile, the Justice for Magdalenes group has published a redacted version of its principal submission on the laundries online.

# magdalene-laundry - Tuesday 5 February, 2013

In their own words: Survivors' accounts of life inside a Magdalene Laundry

The report published today includes a section devoted to survivors’ first-hand accounts of life in a Laundry.

Religious orders offer apology for abuse in Magdalene Laundries

The four orders whose Laundries were investigated in the report express regret for the abuse uncovered there.

Magdalene Laundries made very little money, says report

Despite a common perception that the laundries were highly profitable, the report by Senator Martin McAleese says they barely broke even.

# magdalene-laundry - 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-laundry - 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-laundry - 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.