Eight redress payments made to Magdalene survivors

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.

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Department of Justice offers redress to women involved in dispute

"At least this gives the girls involved a chance to get on with their lives and maybe get some peace. This will never leave us, having to engage solicitors, gather documents and fight and beg for something that we were entitled to. For myself, I feel I can have a bit of self-respect and dignity back."

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Just seven women get new Magdalene redress payment

Just seven of the 97 women who applied to the widened Magdalene redress scheme have received a payment.

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Magdalene women seek minister’s help on redress

A group of women in dispute with the Department of Justice over the dates they worked in Dublin’s High Park Magdalene laundry has written directly to Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan asking him to intervene.

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'Standing in the company of giants': Woman’s grandson emotional at Magdalene laundries commemoration

Frank Brehany discovered his family’s ‘secret’ after promising his late father he would find his mother.

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Flowers for Magdalene events to take place around country today

The women of the Magdalene Laundries are being remembered at events around the country today.

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Department refuses to share records concerning post-1980 laundry row

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.

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Government urged to produce records on Magdalene Laundries

There is a call on the Government to immediately produce its own state records relating to the Magdalene Laundries.

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Comment: Compensation for Magdalene survivors remains unresolved five years on

Over five years on from Enda Kenny’s State apology to the Magdalene Laundry women, the issue of the redress scheme to compensate those women is still making the headlines.

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Women excluded from Magdalene laundries redress must provide ‘records’ of work

Women wrongly excluded from the Magdalene laundries redress scheme must provide “records” showing how long they worked in the institution before receiving any redress payments.

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Survivors of ‘adjoining’ laundries to receive pay-outs

Dozens of Magdalene laundry survivors blocked from receiving crucial compensation because they were officially placed in “adjoining” facilities will be given significant pay-outs before Christmas.

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State may be party to offence of preventing lawful burials

The State may be party to the “continuing offence” of preventing a lawful and decent burial unless it fully exhumes, sorts, and buries any infant remains that are found in unmarked plots connected to former mother and baby homes.

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Clann Project Report slams State over adoption

The State is “perpetuating the abuse” suffered by victims of forced and illegal adoptions by refusing to grant adopted people full access to their personal files and birth records.

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Residents hit out at go-ahead for housing at Magdalene Laundries site

A legal challenge is among the options being considered by residents in the wake of a Bord Pleanála decision to grant planning for apartments on the site of a former Magdalene laundry in Cork city.

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DCC decision to halt sale of Magdalene Laundry site welcomed

Social Democrats Councillor Gary Gannon's welcoming a decision to halt the sale of the final Magdalene Laundry site in Dublin.

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Dublin City Council votes to save last Magdalene Laundry in state ownership

A proposal to sell the building on Sean MacDermott Street to a Japanese hotel chain was voted down.

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Dublin City Council vote to halt sale of last Magdalene Laundry site in city

Councillors have voted to stop the sale of the last Magdalene Laundry site in Dublin city centre.

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‘No plans’ to open committee archive on Magdalene laundries

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s department has said there are “no plans” to open to the public the McAleese Committee archive on the Magdalene laundries despite repeated calls from campaigners and survivors.

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Campaigners urge council not to accept bid for Magdalene laundry as 9,000 sign petition to stop sale

More than 9,200 people signed a petition calling on Dublin City Council to call a halt to its plans to sell off the Magdalene laundry site to a Japanese hotel chain.

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Vote on Magdalene Laundry sale adjourned by Dublin council

A vote on the sale of the Sean McDermott Street Magdalene Laundry has been adjourned until September 13.

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Councillors to debate blocking sale of state's last Magdalene Laundry

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.

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Campaigners frustrated as State won’t open up Magdalene archives

Campaigners have criticised the Government for refusing to allow public access to the records of the McAleese inquiry into Magdalene laundries — more than five years after the State apology.

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Justice Minister urges women who worked in institutions adjoining Magdalene Laundries to Department

Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan has called on women who worked in the Magdalene Laundries but were admitted to adjoining institutions, to contact his Department.

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Plans to turn former Magdalene Laundry site into a hotel facing opposition

Plans to turn a former Magdalene Laundry site on Sean McDermott Street in Dublin into a hotel are being met with opposition.

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Time to come clean on the State’s dirty secrets

A recent RTÉ documentary underlined how the poor treatment of women does not belong solely in the past, and there are modern injustices that must be addressed, says Linda Connolly.

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Magdalene survivors touched by warm reception in Dublin

Survivors of the Magdalene Laundries say they cannot believe the warm welcome they have received during a two day event in Dublin.

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'Ireland failed you': President Higgins apologises to Magdalene Laundries survivors at Áras an Uachtaráin event

President Michael D Higgins has apologised to the survivors of the Magdalene Laundries at an event to honour the women at Áras an Uachtaráin.

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Be honest about our complicity - Magdalene survivors

In a society happy to take refuge in secrecy, an honest reckoning does not come easily.

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Charlie Flanagan: Magdalene survivors opened our eyes to what happened in the past

Today and tomorrow, survivors of the Magdalene Laundries will be feted in the Mansion House and welcomed to Áras an Uachtaráin, says Charlie Flanagan.

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Two cathartic days for 200 dignified Magdalene survivors

The wish of Magdalene Laundries victims to meet has finally been granted. It will be a public acknowledgement by the President of the State’s neglect, says James M Smith.

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Watch: Magdalene Laundry survivors return to Ireland for special two-day event

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.

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Redress wrongs will finally be put to right

It took the bravery of a group of ordinary citizens putting their heads above the parapet and taking on the State to get justice for Magdalene survivors, writes Conall Ó Fátharta.

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Magdalene Laundry survivors have waited too long for redress

It’s been five years since the Government apologised to the women of the Magdalene Laundries but it has yet to implement restorative justice, writes Maeve O’Rourke

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Compensation for women excluded from Magdalene Laundries scheme would be €5m: Ombudsman

It would cost up to €5m euro to compensate women who were excluded from a scheme for survivors of Magdalene laundries, it has been revealed.

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Japanese hotel chain that mostly hires women the preferred bidder for former Magdalene laundry

A Japanese hotel chain that mostly hires women is the preferred bidder for a former Magdalene Laundry in Dublin.

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Ombudsman investigation finds women wrongly excluded from Magdalene scheme

An investigation by Ombudsman Peter Tyndall, has found that some women who worked in the Magdalene laundries have been wrongly refused access to the Magdalene Restorative Justice scheme.

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Junior Minister apologises to United Nations for Ireland's human rights record

Junior Justice Minister has apologised to the United Nations for our human rights record.

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UN calls on Government to explain lack of progress on Magdalene Laundries & mother-and-baby homes

The UN has today called on the government to explain what further investigations it intends to carry out into the Magdalene Laundries, industrial schools and mother-and-baby homes.

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Magdalene survivors 'shocked and angered' after Government grants National Maternity Hospital to religious order

The Government is being accused of showing a total disconnect with Irish women in handing ownership of the new National Maternity Hospital to the Sisters of Charity.

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High Court Magdalenes case adjourned after Ombudsman probe revealed

A High Court case has revealed that the Department of Justice is under investigation by the Ombudsman for its administration of the redress scheme for survivors of the Magdalene Laundries.

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Magdalene laundries report ‘not accurate or respectful’ to women who suffered

The McAleese report is “neither accurate nor respectful” in the suffering women endured in Magdalene laundries, it has been claimed, writes Conall Ó Fátharta.

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Magdalene Laundries services plan 'missing fundamental elements'

A range of health services will become available from today for women who worked in the Magdalene Laundries.

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UN demands Vatican compensate Magdalene laundry victims

Pope Francis must launch an investigation into decades of abuse of girls and young women at Magdalene laundries, the United Nations has demanded.

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Vatican's UN Ambassador Monsignor Silvano Tomasi, left, speaks with Former Vatican Chief Prosecutor of Clerical Sexual Abuse Charles Scicluna, right

Responsibility for Magdalene Laundries 'lies with Irish authorities'

A top Vatican official has told a UN committee that responsibility for the Magdalene Laundries scandal lies solely with the Irish authorities.

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Compensation for some Magdalene Laundries victims to be paid before Christmas

Some survivors of the Magdalene laundries will be paid tax free compensation before Christmas, it has been revealed.

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Researchers launch Magdalene Laundries oral history project

A research project focussing on the events in Magdalene Laundries is being launched today.

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Kenny: I can't force orders to contribute to Magdalenes redress fund

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said he cannot force the religious orders to make a contribution to the redress scheme for former residents of the Magdalene laundries.

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Congregations urged to back Magdalenes redress scheme

Religious congregations have a moral obligation to contribute to a fund to support survivors of the Magdalene laundries, Justice Minister Alan Shatter said.

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Religious orders refuse to contribute to Magdalene Laundries survivors fund

The religious orders responsible for running the Magdalene Laundries have told the Government they will not contribute to the fund set-up for survivors.

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Dublin memorial planned for Magdalene survivors

A memorial garden or museum is to to be erected in Dublin to honour women who survived the Magdalene Laundries, it has been announced.

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Magdalene group tells Government: Go back to the drawing board

Women who were held in one of the Magdalene laundries rejected today's offer of compensation and called on the Government to go back to the drawing board.

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Magdalene Laundries compensation plan revealed

Survivors of Catholic-run workhouses will be paid up to €100,000 as part of a Government compensation scheme.

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Rights body calls for redress scheme for Magdalene survivors

Comprehensive compensation is needed for survivors of Magdalene laundries including unpaid wages and pensions and rehab for forced labour, a watchdog has claimed.

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Deceased victims of Magdalene Laundries to be remembered today

The deceased victims of the Magdalene Laundries will be remembered today at a special ceremony at Glasnevin Cemetery in Dublin.

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Taoiseach: Wexford's Summerhill centre may be included in Magdalenes' redress scheme

The Taoiseach has said the Government will consider including the women who worked at Summerhill in Co Wexford under a new redress scheme for the women of the Magdalene laundries.

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From left: Marina Gambold, Mary McManus and Maureen Sullivan outside Leinster House after the taoiseach's apology last night. Picture: Photocall

Govt invites Magdalene laundry survivors to apply for fund

The Government is today inviting women who were in the Magdalene laundries to contact them with expressions of interest in a special fund set to help them.

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Tearful Kenny issues apology as survivors cry in gallery

The Taoiseach broke into tears as he made an historic and emotionally-charged state apology to survivors of the Magdalene laundries.

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From left: Marina Gambold, Mary McManus and Maureen Sullivan outside Leinster House after Enda Kenny's formal apology this evening. Picture: Photocall

Magdalene laundries women: Now the truth has come out

The women of the Magdalene laundries have been giving their reaction to this evening's formal apology from the Taoiseach for State involvemet in the laundries.

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Full text of Enda Kenny's apology to the Magdalene laundries survivors

This is the full text of Enda Kenny's apology to the women who were sent to the Magdalene laundries:

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Taoiseach's voice breaks as he delivers apology to Magdalene women

An emotional Enda Kenny has delivered a long-awaited apology to the women who were sent to the Magdalene laundries.

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