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#Magdalene

# magdalene - Tuesday 19 February, 2013

VIDEO: Enda Kenny issues formal State apology to Magdalene survivors
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VIDEO: Enda Kenny issues formal State apology to Magdalene survivors

Feb 19th 2013, 7:43 PM 9,499 Views 0 Comments

Watch the Taoiseach’s full, historic 17-minute speech as he apologised to the women committed to Magdalene Laundries.

Kenny “deeply regrets and apologises unreservedly” to Magdalene women in emotional speech
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# Magdalene

Kenny “deeply regrets and apologises unreservedly” to Magdalene women in emotional speech

Feb 19th 2013, 6:52 PM 12,230 Views 163 Comments

The Taoiseach has apologised to the “blameless” Magdalene Laundries survivors for the hurt that was done to them, and any stigma they suffered.

In full: Enda Kenny’s State apology to the Magdalene women
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# Magdalene

In full: Enda Kenny’s State apology to the Magdalene women

Feb 19th 2013, 6:45 PM 11,017 Views 49 Comments

“I, as Taoiseach, on behalf of the State, the government and our citizens deeply regret and apologise unreservedly to all those women for the hurt that was done to them…”

LIVE: Dáil debates the findings of the Magdalene Laundries report
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# Dáil Éireann

LIVE: Dáil debates the findings of the Magdalene Laundries report

Feb 19th 2013, 6:21 PM 2,343 Views 6 Comments

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

# magdalene - Sunday 17 February, 2013

Call for "fair and transparent" Magdalene compensation package
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Call for "fair and transparent" Magdalene compensation package

Feb 17th 2013, 6:50 PM 18,373 Views 45 Comments

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.

Government to make 'specific announcements' on Magdalene report on Tuesday
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Government to make 'specific announcements' on Magdalene report on Tuesday

Feb 17th 2013, 5:16 PM 10,839 Views 18 Comments

Minister Alan Shatter said that the focus is on producing a ‘comprehensive package of measures’ arising out of the recent report.

# magdalene - Saturday 16 February, 2013

Magdalene survivors "expect apology next week"
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# Magdalene

Magdalene survivors "expect apology next week"

Feb 16th 2013, 6:33 PM 5,333 Views 25 Comments

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

# magdalene - Monday 11 February, 2013

Apology is 'fundamentally important' as Magdalenes meet Taoiseach today
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# Magdalenes

Apology is 'fundamentally important' as Magdalenes meet Taoiseach today

Feb 11th 2013, 8:21 AM 2,691 Views 16 Comments

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.

# magdalene - Sunday 10 February, 2013

Group of Magdalene survivors to meet Taoiseach tomorrow
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Group of Magdalene survivors to meet Taoiseach tomorrow

Feb 10th 2013, 6:06 PM 5,039 Views 36 Comments

A group of women represented by the Magdalene Survivors Together group will meet with Enda Kenny on Monday afternoon.

# magdalene - Wednesday 6 February, 2013

Labour TDs say government needs to apologise over Magdalene Laundries
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Labour TDs say government needs to apologise over Magdalene Laundries

Feb 6th 2013, 10:15 AM 3,715 Views 29 Comments

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.

Government departments used Magdalene laundries to do their washing
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Government departments used Magdalene laundries to do their washing

Feb 6th 2013, 6:30 AM 6,600 Views 12 Comments

The Departments of Finance, Health, Social Welfare and Education all used the laundry on Sean McDermott Street in Dublin.

# magdalene - Tuesday 5 February, 2013

SIPTU calls for financial compensation for Magdalene survivors
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SIPTU calls for financial compensation for Magdalene survivors

Feb 5th 2013, 6:03 PM 5,236 Views 17 Comments

The country’s biggest trade union says mental anguish cannot be undone, and survivors should be compensated adequately.

In numbers: the report into the State's role in the Magdalene Laundries
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# Laundries

In numbers: the report into the State's role in the Magdalene Laundries

Feb 5th 2013, 5:38 PM 12,630 Views 29 Comments

A selection of numerical statistics drawn from the Inter-Departmental report, and about the report itself.

'State must finally accept its role': Amnesty responds to Magdalene report
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# Laundries

'State must finally accept its role': Amnesty responds to Magdalene report

Feb 5th 2013, 4:25 PM 6,366 Views 21 Comments

Amnesty International Ireland says the Magdalenes report reveals “major human rights abuses” and demands urgent action.

VIDEO: Taoiseach stops short of apologising for Magdalene Laundries, angering survivors
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# Magdalenes

VIDEO: Taoiseach stops short of apologising for Magdalene Laundries, angering survivors

Feb 5th 2013, 4:12 PM 15,261 Views 116 Comments

“That is not an apology… it is a cop out,” survivors said of Enda Kenny’s comments in the Dáil this afternoon.

Magdalene Laundries report finds direct State involvement
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# Justice For Magdalenes

Magdalene Laundries report finds direct State involvement

Feb 5th 2013, 4:00 PM 18,893 Views 61 Comments

Senator McAleese said he hopes his report brings healing and peace of mind to survivors.

# magdalene - Wednesday 25 July, 2012

Archbishop suggests investigation into Magdalene Laundries
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# Catholic Church

Archbishop suggests investigation into Magdalene Laundries

Jul 25th 2012, 7:30 AM 3,054 Views 12 Comments

Diarmuid Martin has said that there were “questions still to be answered” in relation to the abuse scandal.

# magdalene - Thursday 7 June, 2012

Senator McAleese meets with Magdalene survivors
# Magdalene Laundries
# Magdalene Laundries

Senator McAleese meets with Magdalene survivors

Jun 7th 2012, 7:55 AM 2,084 Views 8 Comments

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.

# magdalene - Sunday 3 June, 2012

Shatter to write to Magdalene survivors after criticism of State's response
# Magdalene Laundries
# Magdalene Laundries

Shatter to write to Magdalene survivors after criticism of State's response

Jun 3rd 2012, 8:15 AM 1,985 Views 12 Comments

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.