Organisation: Magdalene Laundries
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
Four years after the establishment of the Mother and Baby Homes Commission, the focus of its investigation has clearly moved away from Tuam and onto other headline-generating institutions like Bessborough and Sean Ross Abbey, writes
Wed, 17 Apr, 2019
The Department of Justice is calculating payments for the newly expanded Magdalene redress scheme on the basis that “no child under the age of 12 years of age worked in a Magdalene Laundry” unless it can be proven otherwise.
Sat, 17 Nov, 2018
“Magdalene laundries, mother and baby homes, industrial schools, illegal adoptions, and clerical child abuse are stains on our State, our society, and also the Catholic Church. Wounds are still open and there is much to be done to bring about justice and truth and healing for victims and survivors,” said Leo Varadkar.
Tue, 28 Aug, 2018
There is no blame as articulate as the accusations of the implicated, writes
Wed, 08 Aug, 2018
Official Ireland took its time, and Magdalene Laundry survivors had to wait far too long for acknowledgement as well as an apology, the justice minister has admitted.
Wed, 06 Jun, 2018
Today and tomorrow, survivors of the Magdalene Laundries will be feted in the Mansion House and welcomed to Áras an Uachtaráin, says.
Tue, 05 Jun, 2018
The assent of the people to the social contract between Church and State is now withdrawn.
Wed, 30 May, 2018
The Department of Justice has invited hundreds of Magdalene women to a two-day event in June to enable them to meet and talk to each other.
Thu, 26 Apr, 2018
Catherine Corless forced an official inquiry, but it seems that the HSE had already been aware of some of the disturbing allegations about Bessborough and Tuam for some time, writes.
Mon, 23 Apr, 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
Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan is to meet with the Ombudsman “in the coming weeks” to discuss the findings of his scathing report into the administration of the Magdalene Laundries redress scheme.
Tue, 20 Mar, 2018
The Department of Justice has missed the deadline to respond to one of the Ombudsman’s key recommendations about the Magdalene Redress scheme.
Mon, 12 Mar, 2018
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
Wed, 21 Feb, 2018
Survivors of Magdalene Laundries and Mother and Baby Homes in the North are being encouraged to come forward and share their experience with a working group investigating the institutions.
Fri, 12 Jan, 2018
The fight for women who worked in Magdalene laundries but had been excluded from redress has finally been recognised in a report that criticises the Department of Justice’s handling of the scheme, writes
Mon, 11 Dec, 2017
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
The Government must push the Catholic Church and religious orders to open their records to abuse survivors and academics.
Wed, 18 Oct, 2017
Self-appointed Scribes and Pharisees rubbish the life’s work of hundreds of hard-working women, writes.
Thu, 04 May, 2017
Dr Rhona Mahony, Master of the National Maternity Hospital, has released a statement.
Tue, 18 Apr, 2017
Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald and her department have been accused of misleading the UN by claiming the McAleese report made “no finding” in relation to State liability with regard to Magdalene Laundries.
Mon, 10 Apr, 2017
Concerns were expressed at Cabinet in 2011 that, if there was an inquiry into Magdalene laundries, it could lead to calls for inquiries into abuses in mother and baby homes, psychiatric institutions, and foster care settings.
Mon, 27 Mar, 2017
A religious order that ran two Magdalene Laundries told the Government that its decision not to contribute any money to the redress scheme for survivors was based on the findings of the McAleese Report.
Tue, 14 Mar, 2017
THE decision by Finian McGrath, minister of state with responsibility for disabilities, to scrap the terms of reference for the inquiry into the case of the woman known as ‘Grace’ is indicative of a Government confused, bewildered and in disarray in attempting to deal comprehensively with historic and ongoing ill-treatment of our most vulnerable citizens.
Thu, 09 Mar, 2017
The ombudsman has launched an investigation into possible “evidence of maladministration” of the Magdalene redress scheme by the Department of Justice and Equality.
Sat, 28 Jan, 2017
227 children lost their lives at the protestant Bethany Home. It is now two more years since we erected our memorial, and we still wait on our Government to say that they wronged those who died and those who survived.
Thu, 17 Mar, 2016
Tue, 13 Oct, 2015
Alternatives to medical treatment for people with mental health issues need to get beyond the discussion phase towards policy and implementation, writes, who talks to practitioners about a national crisis
Mon, 21 Sep, 2015
I am urged by Ms Sheila Griffin to not judge the past by the standards of the present and, rather than question the Catholic institutions that owned the laundries and benefited financially from slave labour, I should look instead at the families of the girls and women incarcerated in the alleged care of the Church.
Thu, 03 Sep, 2015
Sheila Griffin asks what I meant when I said (Letters, August 24) that Catholic institutions were responsible for the deaths of girls and women who died whilst incarcerated in Magdalene laundries.
Thu, 27 Aug, 2015
Thu, 06 Aug, 2015
Blaming the troika for hurting the poor will not bail out the Government when its record on protecting the vulnerable is scrutinised by the United Nations next week, the country’s human rights watchdog has warned.
Fri, 05 Jun, 2015
A Corkwoman has moved a step close to becoming a saint after Pope Francis declared her venerable.
Thu, 19 Mar, 2015
Words and phrases that feed misunderstanding and fear and devalue and stigmatise mental health must be challenged, writes
Thu, 26 Feb, 2015
The Government is under mounting pressure to include Magdalene laundries, private adoption agencies and a myriad of related institutions in the upcoming mother and baby home inquiry.
Thu, 22 Jan, 2015
The terms of reference for the new investigation into mother and baby homes received a broad welcome — but also criticism over its exclusion of Magdalene Laundries and adoptions involving state hospitals.
Sat, 10 Jan, 2015
Those of us who are lucky enough to gather with our families at Christmas are truly wealthy.
Sat, 27 Dec, 2014
Initial enthusiasm from campaigners that the inquiry would be as wide ranging as possible, has been replaced by a worried scepticism, writes
Tue, 18 Nov, 2014
The Government was “conscious of the danger” of offering redress for Magdalene survivors just months before setting up the McAleese inquiry to investigate the issue.
Tue, 18 Nov, 2014
Victims of symphysiotomy to receive up to €150k compensation
Fri, 07 Nov, 2014
Our outdated adoption laws must be changed to give people the right to their identity and treat everyone with the respect that they deserve writes
Wed, 05 Nov, 2014
The Government has been urged to broaden the investigation into how unmarried mothers and their children were treated to include all the institutions from which up to 100,000 children were adopted.
Wed, 10 Sep, 2014
MAYA ANGELOU, the American writer who died recently wrote ‘History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived but if faced with courage need not be lived again’.
Thu, 17 Jul, 2014