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# religious-orders - Tuesday 19 December, 2017

Government plans to scrap provision allowing church to appoint teachers and principals

Current criteria allows the Catholic church to appoint nuns, priests, monks and brothers as principals and teachers in schools.

# religious-orders - Friday 10 March, 2017

Gardaí should interview the surviving Bon Secour nuns over Tuam burial site, says TD

“Age should not diminish responsibility,” said the Independent Alliance TD.

# religious-orders - Wednesday 8 March, 2017

Hospitals still owned by the Catholic Church should be handed over to the State, says Micheál Martin

He also described what happened to mother and baby home survivors as” unchristian cruelty”.

# religious-orders - Friday 23 May, 2014

UN criticises Magdalene orders for 'refusal' to contribute to redress

The scheme will cost the State up to €60 million.

# religious-orders - Tuesday 25 February, 2014

Final cost of abuse fund to reach €1.46bn, religious orders still short on their contribution

Figures presented to Cabinet today show that a scheme set up to compensate thousands of victims of abuse in residential institutions has received 15,396 applications since it was set up over a decade ago.

# religious-orders - Sunday 1 December, 2013

Adoption Explainer: What’s the first step to take if you want to trace your parents

There are a couple of routes you can take, says the Adoption Authority of Ireland, but added there are delays, so you should start your search as soon as possible.

# religious-orders - Sunday 8 September, 2013

Ruairí Quinn: 'The budget cut has to be less than €3.1 billion'

The Education Minister was speaking with just over a month to go until Budget 2014.

# religious-orders - Wednesday 17 July, 2013

Poll: How will you vote on gay marriage? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: How will you vote on gay marriage?

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?

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

Shatter: Religious orders have a moral and ethical obligation to contribute to Magdalene survivors

The minister said it would not be lawful to remove the religious orders charitable status and there’s no scope to take legal action against those who refuse to contribute to the compensation scheme.

# religious-orders - Tuesday 16 July, 2013

Refusal of religious orders to compensate Magdalenes 'beggars belief'

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

# religious-orders - Sunday 24 February, 2013

Still much work to do to ensure justice for Magdalenes

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

# religious-orders - Tuesday 5 February, 2013

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.

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.

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.

# religious-orders - Wednesday 5 September, 2012

Findings of child protection reviews published

Four dioceses and three religious orders have been scrutinised as part of an all-island review.

# religious-orders - Wednesday 26 October, 2011

Magdalene survivors call for investigation of more schools

A survivors’ group has said two more schools were used as laundries where young girls were forced to work.

# religious-orders - Friday 9 September, 2011

State to pay €50 million in legal fees for religious orders

The payouts arise from the work of the Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse, which was set up in 2000 and published the Ryan Report in 2009.

The 9 at 9: Friday

Nine things you should know this morning…

# religious-orders - Friday 22 July, 2011

Will religious congregations attend key meeting with Ruairí Quinn?

How much compensation the Church pays to victims of abuse in residential institutions is up for discussion.

# religious-orders - Tuesday 19 July, 2011

Quinn to press ahead with religious orders meeting… will they show up?

A meeting to discuss congregations giving more towards the compensation bill is set for Friday, but religious orders are threatening to boycott.

# religious-orders - Thursday 7 July, 2011

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things to know this morning…

# religious-orders - Monday 4 July, 2011

Abuse orders cashed in €667million on property deals

The four religious orders who ran the Magdalene Laundries alone made €296million in ten years.

The 9 at 9: Monday

Nine things to know this morning…

# religious-orders - Wednesday 15 June, 2011

Government agrees to establish a Magdalene Laundries committee

The government pledges to “establish the true facts and circumstances” relating to the laundries – but no apology for now.