Eight Magdalene laundry survivors, who had been in dispute with the Department of Justice over the length of time they worked in a laundry, have received an additional redress payment.
Mon, 17 Jun, 2019
A total of 14 women who were in the An Grianán training centre after 1980 and who worked in the High Park Magdalene laundry in Dublin have yet to receive a provisional offer for redress from the department.
Fri, 15 Feb, 2019
A cohort of women who worked in the High Park Magdalene laundry has expressed fears they will not receive full redress due to a dispute over whether they worked in the laundry after 1980.
Tue, 05 Feb, 2019
There is a call on the Government to immediately produce its own state records relating to the Magdalene Laundries.
Sat, 24 Nov, 2018
Councillors have voted to stop the sale of the last Magdalene Laundry site in Dublin city centre.
Thu, 13 Sep, 2018
A motion aiming to block the sale of the last Magdalene Laundry in the possession of the state will be debated by Dublin City councillors tonight.
Mon, 03 Sep, 2018
For many decades, maybe too many, our forefathers were consistent in naming buildings or infrastructure.
Tue, 10 Jul, 2018
Plans to turn a former Magdalene Laundry site on Sean McDermott Street in Dublin into a hotel are being met with opposition.
Thu, 28 Jun, 2018
Survivors of the Magdalene Laundries from Ireland, the UK, the USA and Australia will gather for the first time in Dublin a two-day event this week.
Mon, 04 Jun, 2018
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said that women wrongly excluded from the Magdalene Laundries redress scheme will be receive redress payments “without delay”.
Thu, 19 Apr, 2018
The State Ombudsman has welcomed proposals by the government to accept his recommendations on the Redress Scheme for Magdalene survivors.
Wed, 18 Apr, 2018
The Department of Justice failed to examine all available evidence when it wrongly refused some Magdalene laundry survivors access to redress payments.
Fri, 24 Nov, 2017
More than €25m has been paid out to just over 680 Magdalene Laundry survivors under the redress scheme.
Mon, 13 Nov, 2017
Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald has reiterated that An Grianán “served a different purpose” to High Park Magdalene laundry — despite HSE evidence stating they were “one and the same thing”.
Thu, 06 Aug, 2015
Renua Ireland has denied claims by Magdalene Laundry survivors campaigner Steven O’Riordan that the new party asked him to run as their candidate in the next general election.
Wed, 22 Apr, 2015
Less than one-third of Magdalene Laundry survivors have received compensation from the State — one year after Taoiseach Enda Kenny apologised to victims in the Dáil.
Wed, 19 Feb, 2014
Given the chance to highlight victims’ stories, the McAleese committee sided with powerful institutions once more, writes Simon McGarr
Justice for Magdalenes Research says justice not only requires prompt provision of compensation, pensions, healthcare, and other benefits, but also the truth about what happened in the laundries
The Department of Justice has defended asking victims of the Magdalene laundries to sign waivers accepting “all the terms” of the a redress scheme which it has yet to fully legislate for.
Philomena Lee, the inspiration behind the Oscar tipped film Philomena, has had an audience with Pope Francis.
Thu, 06 Feb, 2014
A campaign aimed at shaming the Irish State into opening an estimated 60,000 adoption files is gathering pace on the back of Oscar-nominated film Philomena.
Sat, 25 Jan, 2014
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