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#Magdalene

# magdalene - Saturday 14 September, 2019

Republic of Shame: 'One woman came in wearing two corsets to hide her pregnancy'

Republic of Shame: 'One woman came in wearing two corsets to hide her pregnancy'

Sep 14th 2019, 6:00 PM 28,820 Views 37 Comments

A new book seeks to highlight how much this period in Irish history still impacts on people today.

# magdalene - Wednesday 17 April, 2019

Bessborough nun claims she doesn't remember any child deaths - there were 31 during her time there
# Mother-and-baby Homes
# Mother-and-baby Homes

Bessborough nun claims she doesn't remember any child deaths - there were 31 during her time there

Apr 17th 2019, 12:23 PM 68,895 Views 80 Comments

The commission said the affidavit from the congregation that ran the mother and baby home was “speculative, inaccurate and misleading”.

# magdalene - Saturday 9 June, 2018

'The nun made us put our hands on electrical panels to get an electric shock'
# Frances' Story
# Frances' Story

'The nun made us put our hands on electrical panels to get an electric shock'

Jun 9th 2018, 10:00 PM 87,343 Views 91 Comments

Abandoned, abused and abducted – this is one woman’s Magdalene story.

# magdalene - Tuesday 6 March, 2018

Appeal to fund hotel stays for large-scale gathering of Magdalene survivors
# Dublin
# Dublin

Appeal to fund hotel stays for large-scale gathering of Magdalene survivors

Mar 6th 2018, 7:53 AM 10,596 Views 23 Comments

Justice for Magdalenes Research is calling on the government to help organise the event.

# magdalene - Sunday 5 March, 2017

Public asked to lay flowers at graves of Magdalene women today
# Mark Of Respect
# Mark Of Respect

Public asked to lay flowers at graves of Magdalene women today

Mar 5th 2017, 7:40 AM 13,243 Views 16 Comments

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

# magdalene - Saturday 14 January, 2017

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

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

Jan 14th 2017, 7:45 AM 30,146 Views 35 Comments

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

# magdalene - Friday 6 May, 2016

This girl tweeted that nobody showed up to her nana's art show and it was heartbreaking
# Magdalene
From The Daily Edge
# Magdalene

This girl tweeted that nobody showed up to her nana's art show and it was heartbreaking

May 6th 2016, 9:56 PM 11,075 Views 7 Comments

She’s the new Papaw.

# magdalene - Monday 19 January, 2015

Has the Government "pared back" what was promised to Magdalene survivors?
# Justice
# Justice

Has the Government "pared back" what was promised to Magdalene survivors?

Jan 19th 2015, 5:45 PM 6,207 Views 18 Comments

A number of organisations have called on the government to implement all of the recommendations in the Quirke report.

# magdalene - Tuesday 24 June, 2014

Government announces legislation to support Magdalene survivors
# Magdalene Laundries
# Magdalene Laundries

Government announces legislation to support Magdalene survivors

Jun 24th 2014, 4:39 PM 4,410 Views 11 Comments

The Justice Minister also announced that lump sums totalling €12.8 million have been paid to survivors.

# magdalene - Thursday 13 March, 2014

Magdalene women share nearly €9m in compensation - but still waiting on healthcare
# Magdalene Laundries
# Magdalene Laundries

Magdalene women share nearly €9m in compensation - but still waiting on healthcare

Mar 13th 2014, 8:00 PM 8,879 Views 36 Comments

Around 250 women have accepted offers of compensation from a fund set up in the wake of the McAleese report into the Magdalene Laundries, the Public Accounts Committee heard today.

# magdalene - Tuesday 25 February, 2014

Abuse survivors to protest against redress fund
# Compensation
# Compensation

Abuse survivors to protest against redress fund

Feb 25th 2014, 10:13 AM 4,764 Views 16 Comments

Survivors Who Stand Together claim that they are being treated like “beggars”.

# magdalene - Wednesday 19 February, 2014

Women 'yet to receive a penny' on anniversary of apology to Magdalene survivors
# Redress
# Redress

Women 'yet to receive a penny' on anniversary of apology to Magdalene survivors

Feb 19th 2014, 6:15 AM 5,766 Views 23 Comments

Today marks the one year anniversary of the apology from the Taoiseach to Magdalene survivors.

# magdalene - Friday 8 November, 2013

'Serious errors' with McAleese Report, say Magdalene survivors
# Survivors
# Survivors

'Serious errors' with McAleese Report, say Magdalene survivors

Nov 8th 2013, 9:37 AM 6,824 Views 51 Comments

Justice for Magdalenes Research pointed to the length of time the McAleese Report said most women stayed in the laundries, compared to how long survivors actually stayed in them.

# magdalene - Wednesday 30 October, 2013

UN committee members hear call for independent Magdalene inquiry
# ICCL
# ICCL

UN committee members hear call for independent Magdalene inquiry

Oct 30th 2013, 7:45 PM 4,336 Views 25 Comments

The Irish Council for Civil Liberties presented a list of recent developments in Ireland to the committee.

# magdalene - Tuesday 22 October, 2013

Call for immediate compensation as second Magdalene survivor passes away
# Survivors
# Survivors

Call for immediate compensation as second Magdalene survivor passes away

Oct 22nd 2013, 3:51 PM 9,674 Views 59 Comments

Kathleen Whelan is one of two members of Magdalene Survivors Together who has died this year before receiving compensation.

# magdalene - Thursday 1 August, 2013

Symphysiotomy survivors reject Magdalene type redress scheme
# Symphysiotomy
# Symphysiotomy

Symphysiotomy survivors reject Magdalene type redress scheme

Aug 1st 2013, 6:10 PM 4,787 Views 8 Comments

After a meeting with the Health Minister today, one of the groups representing women said at no stage did Reilly condemn the practice.

# magdalene - Thursday 18 July, 2013

Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday

Jul 18th 2013, 10:57 PM 8,597 Views 13 Comments

Everybody’s talking about exiting the bailout, the end of the Dáil term and Nelson Mandela’s birthday.

Magdalene survivors call on Catholics to boycott mass this weekend
# Protest
# Protest

Magdalene survivors call on Catholics to boycott mass this weekend

Jul 18th 2013, 3:13 PM 9,776 Views 207 Comments

A group representing survivors of the Magdalene laundries has asked people to withhold donations to their local Catholic church this weekend.

# magdalene - Wednesday 17 July, 2013

Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday

Jul 17th 2013, 10:21 PM 10,313 Views 8 Comments

Everybody’s talking about an abortion case in the High Court, a new broadcasting charge and the cover of Rolling Stone.

Poll: How will you vote on gay marriage?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: How will you vote on gay marriage?

Jul 17th 2013, 3:53 PM 30,267 Views 441 Comments

Ireland will most likely hold a referendum on gay marriage next year. How will you vote?

Explainer: How can religious orders refuse to pay compensation to Magdalenes?
# Magdalene
# Magdalene

Explainer: How can religious orders refuse to pay compensation to Magdalenes?

Jul 17th 2013, 11:30 AM 9,931 Views 88 Comments

Why are the religious orders responsible for running the Magdalene Laundries not obliged to pay financial compensation to survivors?

# magdalene - Tuesday 16 July, 2013

Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday

Jul 16th 2013, 10:09 PM 16,535 Views 22 Comments

Everyone’s talking about the abortion legislation passing the Seanad, Magdalene laundries, and Katy French’s inquest.

Shatter: I can't go in a tank and force Magdalene orders to pay compensation
# Magdalene Laundries
# Magdalene Laundries

Shatter: I can't go in a tank and force Magdalene orders to pay compensation

Jul 16th 2013, 6:04 PM 8,709 Views 105 Comments

Justice Minister Alan Shatter has said he is disappointed that religious orders implicated in the Magdalene Laundries scandal will not contribute to the compensation fund for survivors.

# magdalene - Wednesday 10 July, 2013

Government condemned by symphysiotomy group for "underhand approach"
# Survivors
# Survivors

Government condemned by symphysiotomy group for "underhand approach"

Jul 10th 2013, 8:00 AM 3,090 Views 6 Comments

A survivors’ group says any proposals for a Magdalene-type scheme of redress would be “wholly inappropriate”, and has called on the Government to engage with its members.

# magdalene - Thursday 27 June, 2013

Magdalene group seeks meeting with Shatter over 'deeply unfair' redress scheme
# Magdalene
# Magdalene

Magdalene group seeks meeting with Shatter over 'deeply unfair' redress scheme

Jun 27th 2013, 10:10 PM 7,937 Views 40 Comments

The compensation scheme announced this week falls far short of what’s required, survivors say.

# magdalene - Wednesday 26 June, 2013

Magdalene survivor group ‘not happy at all’ with redress package
# Magdalenes
# Magdalenes

Magdalene survivor group ‘not happy at all’ with redress package

Jun 26th 2013, 10:10 PM 10,138 Views 41 Comments

Members of the group Magdalene Survivors Together have demanded the religious orders which operated the laundry system be held responsible for the abuse that went on inside them.

‘Today is about justice’: Magdalene redress scheme details announced
# Survivors
# Survivors

‘Today is about justice’: Magdalene redress scheme details announced

Jun 26th 2013, 10:00 PM 5,386 Views 21 Comments

The Magdalene survivors will all receive cash payments from €11,500 to €100,000, depending on their length of stay.

Details of Magdalene compensation scheme due today
# Magdalene
# Magdalene

Details of Magdalene compensation scheme due today

Jun 26th 2013, 7:44 AM 2,054 Views 8 Comments

The Minister for Justice is expected to be published details of the compensation and support scheme for hundreds of women who survived the laundries.

# magdalene - Tuesday 18 June, 2013

Call for immediate independent redress scheme for Magdalene women
# Justice For Magdalenes
# Justice For Magdalenes

Call for immediate independent redress scheme for Magdalene women

Jun 18th 2013, 5:37 PM 2,689 Views 9 Comments

The Justice for Magdalenes Research group has called for immediate redress following a report into the State involvement with Magdalene laundries.

# magdalene - Tuesday 9 April, 2013

Bethany Home survivors to meet Shatter for redress and apology
# Alan Shatter
# Alan Shatter

Bethany Home survivors to meet Shatter for redress and apology

Apr 9th 2013, 3:58 PM 3,683 Views 7 Comments

The survivors of the Protestant-run Bethany home are calling for redress and an apology for their treatment at the home.

# magdalene - Tuesday 26 March, 2013

Survivor guide published for Magdalene women applying to Commission
# Magdalenes
# Magdalenes

Survivor guide published for Magdalene women applying to Commission

Mar 26th 2013, 8:38 AM 3,151 Views 4 Comments

The guide for survivors is published ahead of a report by a former High Court judge into how the State can best provide redress and support for the women.

# magdalene - Saturday 2 March, 2013

Calls for Magdalenes to be given independent legal advice
# Legal Advice
# Legal Advice

Calls for Magdalenes to be given independent legal advice

Mar 2nd 2013, 7:15 AM 2,631 Views 8 Comments

A solicitor for some of the London-based women says the State should pay for legal representation as it did during the Redress Scheme.

# magdalene - Tuesday 26 February, 2013

Column: Ireland's political system must embrace diversity to foster justice
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Ireland's political system must embrace diversity to foster justice

Feb 26th 2013, 7:00 AM 142 Views 61 Comments

Paying attention to multiple, often mutually reinforcing disadvantages, can help us understand injustices committed against marginalised members of our society, writes Clara Fischer.

# magdalene - Saturday 23 February, 2013

Bethany Home survivors: "They will have to realise we are not going away"
# Bethany Home
# Bethany Home

Bethany Home survivors: "They will have to realise we are not going away"

Feb 23rd 2013, 7:15 AM 4,306 Views 7 Comments

The group representing the survivors said that they will continue to push for redress and a memorial to children at the home buried in unmarked graves.

# magdalene - Wednesday 20 February, 2013

# magdalene - Tuesday 19 February, 2013

Dáil hears heartfelt apologies to Magdalene Laundry survivors
# Magdalene
# Magdalene

Dáil hears heartfelt apologies to Magdalene Laundry survivors

Feb 19th 2013, 8:45 PM 6,974 Views 39 Comments

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore told the women that “today is not the end” for them, and that “Ireland… was wrong, not you”.

Govt to pay €250,000 to fund UK centre for Irish Magdalene survivors
# Magdalene
# Magdalene

Govt to pay €250,000 to fund UK centre for Irish Magdalene survivors

Feb 19th 2013, 8:25 PM 3,419 Views 16 Comments

The funds will be given to the UK Step by Step Centre for Irish Survivors of Industrial Schools and the Laundries.

PIC: Enda Kenny meets Magdalene survivors in Dáil gallery
# Magdalenes
# Magdalenes

PIC: Enda Kenny meets Magdalene survivors in Dáil gallery

Feb 19th 2013, 8:21 PM 6,039 Views 25 Comments

The Taoiseach stepped out of this evening’s Dáil debates to pop upstairs and greet the survivors.

Terms of Reference for government's Magdalene fund published
# Magdalene
# Magdalene

Terms of Reference for government's Magdalene fund published

Feb 19th 2013, 8:00 PM 3,390 Views 12 Comments

Judge John Quirke will make recommendations on the criteria for the help the government can give to Magdalene Laundries survivors.

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