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#Magdalenes

# magdalenes - Monday 11 February, 2019

Just one maximum compensation payout in Magdalene scheme since expansion
# Department Of Justice
# Department Of Justice

Just one maximum compensation payout in Magdalene scheme since expansion

Feb 11th 2019, 12:05 AM 13,094 Views 13 Comments

The government has compensated nine Magdalene women out of 87 who have applied since the scheme was widened last year.

# magdalenes - 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 87,199 Views 91 Comments

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

# magdalenes - 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 6,203 Views 18 Comments

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

# magdalenes - Monday 3 March, 2014

Column: Attempts to silence survivors of symphysiotomy must be fought
# Medical Scandal
# Medical Scandal

Column: Attempts to silence survivors of symphysiotomy must be fought

Mar 3rd 2014, 1:00 PM 184 Views 5 Comments

Reliance on ex gratia redress schemes should be read against a backdrop of Government reluctance to allow these victims – and others like them – to speak on their own terms about the recent past, writes Máiréad Enright.

# magdalenes - Sunday 29 December, 2013

Ireland, women and 2013: A year we dealt with our legacy issues?
# Review 2013
# Review 2013

Ireland, women and 2013: A year we dealt with our legacy issues?

Dec 29th 2013, 10:30 AM 8,425 Views 14 Comments

Magdalene survivors, symphysiotomy campaigns and UNCAT criticism of abortion guidelines…this is the year that was.

# magdalenes - Thursday 28 November, 2013

UN anti-torture body questions Ireland's record on abortion and Magdalenes
# Questions Asked
# Questions Asked

UN anti-torture body questions Ireland's record on abortion and Magdalenes

Nov 28th 2013, 8:28 PM 9,042 Views 73 Comments

It is the second time this month that a UN agency has voiced concerns about Ireland’s record.

# magdalenes - 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 6,822 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.

# magdalenes - Tuesday 5 November, 2013

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

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

Nov 5th 2013, 6:10 PM 6,103 Views 25 Comments

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.

# magdalenes - Saturday 20 July, 2013

Bit-of-a-buffoon inquiry: The week's news skewed
# Not The News
# Not The News

Bit-of-a-buffoon inquiry: The week's news skewed

Jul 20th 2013, 10:30 AM 5,558 Views 7 Comments

Breaking via The Mire wire: Seanad insists it’s relevant, talks about fanny; parades mar riots; Magdalene nuns coach banking execs.

# magdalenes - Thursday 18 July, 2013

# magdalenes - Wednesday 17 July, 2013

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 9,930 Views 88 Comments

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

# magdalenes - Tuesday 16 July, 2013

Refusal of religious orders to compensate Magdalenes 'beggars belief'
# Magdalenes
# Magdalenes

Refusal of religious orders to compensate Magdalenes 'beggars belief'

Jul 16th 2013, 2:09 PM 12,946 Views 103 Comments

Magdalene Survivors said the women who worked in the laundries are ‘flabbergasted’ that the State is allowing this to happen.

# magdalenes - Saturday 6 July, 2013

Some Magdalene survivors "expressed difficulty" in understanding redress
# Magdalenes
# Magdalenes

Some Magdalene survivors "expressed difficulty" in understanding redress

Jul 6th 2013, 7:45 AM 2,710 Views 7 Comments

Justice for Magdalenes research has published a guide, and said it will “empower” survivors when applying for the funds.

# magdalenes - Wednesday 3 July, 2013

Magdalene survivors to meet with President at Áras today
# Magdalenes
# Magdalenes

Magdalene survivors to meet with President at Áras today

Jul 3rd 2013, 6:45 AM 2,260 Views 3 Comments

The women said it will be a day for them to enjoy but that their work is “just getting started”.

# magdalenes - Tuesday 2 July, 2013

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

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

Jul 2nd 2013, 2:20 PM 424 Views 39 Comments

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.

# magdalenes - 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.

# magdalenes - Tuesday 18 June, 2013

Human Rights Commission: The State failed Magdalene women
# Magdalenes
# Magdalenes

Human Rights Commission: The State failed Magdalene women

Jun 18th 2013, 9:45 PM 6,135 Views 17 Comments

The IHRC has assessed the human rights implications for the State of what occurred in the Magdalene Laundries.

# magdalenes - Saturday 1 June, 2013

McAleese Report into Magdalene Laundries criticised by UN
# United Nations
# United Nations

McAleese Report into Magdalene Laundries criticised by UN

Jun 1st 2013, 3:28 PM 10,892 Views 22 Comments

UNCAT is worried the probe was not fully independent.

# magdalenes - Saturday 25 May, 2013

Gone for good: Last Magdalene laundry to be converted into houses and sold
# Magdalenes
# Magdalenes

Gone for good: Last Magdalene laundry to be converted into houses and sold

May 25th 2013, 7:10 AM 20,977 Views 30 Comments

There are calls for a monument or museum to be built on the site to remember the women forced to stay in the institution in Dublin’s inner city.

# magdalenes - Friday 17 May, 2013

The Evening Fix... now with added deer on a city bus
# Need To Know
# Need To Know

The Evening Fix... now with added deer on a city bus

May 17th 2013, 6:55 PM 7,919 Views 8 Comments

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

Justice for Magdalenes group ends its campaign
# Magdalenes
# Magdalenes

Justice for Magdalenes group ends its campaign

May 17th 2013, 10:32 AM 4,822 Views 10 Comments

The group said that it has ended its political campaign now that the objectives of an apology and a redress scheme for Magdalene survivors have been achieved.

# magdalenes - Thursday 16 May, 2013

Oldest known Magdalene survivor dies at 97
# Magdalenes
# Magdalenes

Oldest known Magdalene survivor dies at 97

May 16th 2013, 8:38 PM 14,104 Views 45 Comments

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

# magdalenes - Wednesday 17 April, 2013

Some Magdalenes still in care 'not allowed fill out compensation form'
# Magdalenes
# Magdalenes

Some Magdalenes still in care 'not allowed fill out compensation form'

Apr 17th 2013, 6:01 PM 11,125 Views 22 Comments

Meanwhile, a landmark meeting to discuss compensation will take place with Justice John Quirke tomorrow afternoon.

# magdalenes - 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.

# magdalenes - Monday 11 March, 2013

Magdalene group raises concerns with UN committee
# Magdalenes
# Magdalenes

Magdalene group raises concerns with UN committee

Mar 11th 2013, 9:52 AM 2,836 Views 9 Comments

Justice for Magdalenes is to meet with Justice John Quirke this week to discuss the establishment of a redress scheme.

# magdalenes - Saturday 9 March, 2013

The Evening Fix... now with added dancing in speedos
# Need To Know
# Need To Know

The Evening Fix... now with added dancing in speedos

Mar 9th 2013, 7:48 PM 9,793 Views 4 Comments

Here are all the things we learned, loved and shared today.

Magdalene survivors "shocked and upset" by nun interview defending laundries
# Magdalenes
# Magdalenes

Magdalene survivors "shocked and upset" by nun interview defending laundries

Mar 9th 2013, 11:01 AM 29,605 Views 144 Comments

In an interview aired last night, two anonymous nuns defended the Magdalene laundries and said religious orders had no need to apologise.

Poll: Should religious orders pay compensation for the Magdalene laundries?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should religious orders pay compensation for the Magdalene laundries?

Mar 9th 2013, 10:37 AM 22,155 Views 172 Comments

The State has set up a compensation fund for survivors of the Magdalene laundries – but questions have been raised about whether the religious orders should pay up too.

# magdalenes - Sunday 3 March, 2013

Magdalene women remembered in vigils in Dublin and Galway
# Magdalenes
# Magdalenes

Magdalene women remembered in vigils in Dublin and Galway

Mar 3rd 2013, 7:42 PM 5,580 Views 4 Comments

Flowers were laid at the graves and tributes to the women were read out by representatives from various groups.

# magdalenes - 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.

# magdalenes - Thursday 28 February, 2013

Nearly 800 inquiries about Magdalene Laundries fund
# Magdalenes
# Magdalenes

Nearly 800 inquiries about Magdalene Laundries fund

Feb 28th 2013, 11:08 AM 3,335 Views 9 Comments

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.

# magdalenes - Sunday 24 February, 2013

Still much work to do to ensure justice for Magdalenes
# Magdalenes
# Magdalenes

Still much work to do to ensure justice for Magdalenes

Feb 24th 2013, 9:15 AM 3,520 Views 22 Comments

There are concerns for some women still shy about coming forward with their stories.

# magdalenes - Saturday 23 February, 2013

Top readers' comments of the week
# You Told Us
# You Told Us

Top readers' comments of the week

Feb 23rd 2013, 11:00 AM 5,962 Views 16 Comments

Here’s our round-up of the best, the most popular and the most commented-on pieces from the past week. Did you make it in?

# magdalenes - Friday 22 February, 2013

Artist says Magdalenes piece "gives a voice to women who were never heard"
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# Magdalenes

Artist says Magdalenes piece "gives a voice to women who were never heard"

Feb 22nd 2013, 7:05 AM 4,448 Views 14 Comments

The work, which went on display last night, features hundreds of stories about life in the Magdalene laundries.

# magdalenes - Thursday 21 February, 2013

400 calls made to Magdalene redress scheme line
# Magdalenes
# Magdalenes

400 calls made to Magdalene redress scheme line

Feb 21st 2013, 3:32 PM 3,205 Views 5 Comments

The phone line opened yesterday and survivors are encouraged to contact the department to register their case.

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