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How Twitter reacted to the Magdalene Laundry report
From Enda Kenny’s non-apology to the record of previous governments, here’s what people on Twitter had to say about the Magdalene Laundry report.
# Laundries
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.
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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.
# Laundries
SIPTU calls for financial compensation for Magdalene survivors
The country’s biggest trade union says mental anguish cannot be undone, and survivors should be compensated adequately.
# Laundries
In numbers: the report into the State's role in the Magdalene Laundries
A selection of numerical statistics drawn from the Inter-Departmental report, and about the report itself.
# Laundries
'State must finally accept its role': Amnesty responds to Magdalene report
Amnesty International Ireland says the Magdalenes report reveals “major human rights abuses” and demands urgent action.
# Magdalenes
VIDEO: Taoiseach stops short of apologising for Magdalene Laundries, angering survivors
“That is not an apology… it is a cop out,” survivors said of Enda Kenny’s comments in the Dáil this afternoon.
# Justice for Magdalenes
Magdalene Laundries report finds direct State involvement
Senator McAleese said he hopes his report brings healing and peace of mind to survivors.
# Magdalenes
Pressure on Government as Magdalene Laundries report due
Survivors are demanding an official State apology, as well as the return of lost wages and a proper compensation scheme.
# Justice for Magdalenes
'Margaret died of her slave-related injuries': a Magdalene daughter shares her story
“Margaret was committed to industrial school in 1954. She was 2 yrs 4 mths old. She left 49 years later in a coffin.”
# JFM
Magdalenes hope for an apology after a long fight
According to one survivors’ group, Tuesday offers an opportunity to the Government to do “the right thing”.
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Magdalene survivors criticise 'unacceptable' delay for apology and redress
It is almost a year since a United Nations Committee Against Torture recommended an independent inquiry and redress for former residents of the infamous Magdalene Laundries.
# Magdalene Laundries
Nuns say they will participate in any Magdalene inquiry
The Minister for Justice is expected to act on the recent findings of a UN committee regarding the institutions within the the next two weeks.
# Poll
Poll: Should a statutory inquiry into the Magdalene Laundries be established?
What the survivors of the Magdalene Laundries want first is an apology, and then redress. But do we owe it to ourselves to hold a full inquiry into the State’s role as well?