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# Magdalenes

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# Leaders' Questions
Magdalene redress scheme may be widened, Taoiseach indicates
Former residents of the Summerhill Training Centre and the notorious Bethany Home could also be in line for redress, Enda Kenny indicated in the Dáil this morning.
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Magdalenes invited to contact Department as redress process begins
Survivors are being invited to contact the Department of Justice as a former judge leads the process of establishing the best way to compensate the women.
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Justice for Magdalenes welcomes the official State apology to victims
Justice for Magdalenes acknowledged the “sincere and heartfelt words of sorrow on behalf of all Irish citizens and the Irish State” expressed by the Taoiseach this evening.
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PIC: Enda Kenny meets Magdalene survivors in Dáil gallery
The Taoiseach stepped out of this evening’s Dáil debates to pop upstairs and greet the survivors.
# Apology
VIDEO: Enda Kenny issues formal State apology to Magdalene survivors
Watch the Taoiseach’s full, historic 17-minute speech as he apologised to the women committed to Magdalene Laundries.
# Magdalene
Kenny “deeply regrets and apologises unreservedly” to Magdalene women in emotional speech
The Taoiseach has apologised to the “blameless” Magdalene Laundries survivors for the hurt that was done to them, and any stigma they suffered.
# Magdalene
In full: Enda Kenny’s State apology to the Magdalene women
“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…”
# Dáil Éireann
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.
# Leinster House
Oireachtas agenda: Magdalenes, mortgages and Budget Bill
The Dáil will debate the Magdalene Laundries report, and begin debating the Finance Bill, later today.
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Taoiseach expected to apologise to Magdalene survivors
The government is also expected to make specific announcements on a compensation package for the women.
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Micheál Martin: 'I do feel a certain degree of guilt over Magdalene Laundries'
The Fianna Fáil leader told it was wrong that the Magdalene Laundries survivors were not acknowledged when he was in government.
# Magdalenes
Shatter drops strong hint that Taoiseach will apologise to Magdalenes
Justice Minister Alan Shatter has said the Government wants to bring closure to the issue.
# Magdalenes
FF table motion calling for State apology to Magdalenes
Fianna Fail have called for the establishment of a dedicated unit within the Department of Justice and Equality to co-ordinate remaining aspects of the State’s response to victims of the Magdalene Laundries.
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Magdalenes 'absolutely delighted' after meeting with Kenny and Gilmore
The head of the Magdalene Survivors Together group said that they were now confident of a formal apology.
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Apology is 'fundamentally important' as Magdalenes meet Taoiseach today
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.
Lisa McInerney: Magdalene atrocities happened because society allowed them to
The hand of the State and religious bodies in what happened to the women of the Laundries is clear – but the hard facts of the McAleese report also shows that the Irish public was complicit too.
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Group of Magdalene survivors to meet Taoiseach tomorrow
A group of women represented by the Magdalene Survivors Together group will meet with Enda Kenny on Monday afternoon.
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Howlin says State 'must acknowledge Magdalenes and make amends'
The Minister said the Government was determined to make right for the women who were “sorely wronged”.
# Prime Numbers
Lazarus, liquidation and Laundries: The week in numbers
It’s been a hectic week of news – so here’s a stash of statistics to try and help you get your head around it.
Column: Magdalenes deserve the respect they were denied for so long - and a proper apology
The link between the State and the Magdalene laundries is clear – and survivors should be granted redress so they may have some comfort in the autumn of their lives, writes Aaron McKenna.
# need to know
The Evening Fix... now with added musical history
Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.
# Magdalenes
FF table Dáil motion to call for formal Magdalene apology
TDs will vote next Wednesday on whether to support a State apology, and to set up a unit to consider redress schemes.
# Magdalenes
Europe's human rights chief says Magdalenes deserve State apology
The call by the Council of Europe’s Commissioner for Human Rights puts further pressure on Enda Kenny.
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Taoiseach and Tánaiste to meet with Magdalene survivors
Eamon Gilmore said the government is eager to listen to the women about their needs and about what its response to the report should be.
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Magdalenes hope recent events don't leave them in the dark
The Magdalene Survivors Together group are still hopeful of a meeting with the Taoiseach, saying that there are still some big questions to be answered.
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Magdalenes ask Enda Kenny to meet with them
Magdalene Survivors Together said they were left “devastated” after the Taoiseach stopped short of apologising to them on behalf of the State.
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"An apology needs to be addressed" - Labour puts pressure on Taoiseach
The statement issued by the party’s TDs and Senators this evening increases the pressure on Fine Gael in the wake of the Taoiseach’s non-apology.
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This is how the world reacted to the Magdalene Laundries report
There were mixed messages across the world’s newspapers and news websites today.
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Justice Department got no specific legal advice on Magdalene report response
The government has come under fire for failing to provide a full apology on behalf of the State for its role in the Magdalene Laundries.
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Micheál Martin apologises for omitting Magdalenes from redress scheme
The Fianna Fáil leader said he was sorry his party did not deal with survivors when it was in government.
# Magdalenes
Labour TDs say government needs to apologise over Magdalene Laundries
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.
# Magdalenes
Shatter refuses to admit State's involvement in laundries was wrong
“I don’t want to use that type of language,” said the Minister for Justice.
# Magdalenes
Government memo from 1942 seeks advice on dealing with ‘immoral’ girls
The Minister for Justice was asked to find out how prevalent “offences of immorality” were among girls around the country.
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Government departments used Magdalene laundries to do their washing
The Departments of Finance, Health, Social Welfare and Education all used the laundry on Sean McDermott Street in Dublin.
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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.
# Justice for Magdalenes
'We still live in a Magdalene Ireland'
The waiting game continues for survivors of the Magdalen Laundries despite report confirming direct State involvement in the system.