A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
The silence of the Church was deafening as 230 beautiful, brave, and resilient Magdalene women came to town this past week, writes
Sat, 09 Jun, 2018
Women placed in industrial schools and Magdalene laundries speak out about their experiences.
Thu, 07 Jun, 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
Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan has apologised to Magdalene laundry survivors and pledged that the Government will address in full gaps, delays or disputes over their struggle for justice.
Tue, 05 Jun, 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
Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan will brief Cabinet today of his intention to fully implement the Ombudsman’s recommendations on the Magdalene laundries redress scheme.
Tue, 17 Apr, 2018
Let down yet again, ageing survivors of the Magdalene laundries have suffered unnecessary pain in the past few years,
Tue, 20 Mar, 2018
Plans for a residential development at the Sunday’s Well site of the former Good Shepherd convent in Cork City are likely to be the subject of planning appeals after considerable local objection.
Sat, 16 Dec, 2017
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Tue, 12 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
Survivors of Magdalene laundries, and their relatives, have relived the horrors of rape, abuse and lost lives as they renewed calls for a memorial and full redress.
Fri, 25 Aug, 2017
The outgoing Taoiseach is not renowned for his scintillating oratory and is unlikely to miss Leaders’ Questions, but a couple of speeches made an impact, says
Wed, 31 May, 2017
Self-appointed Scribes and Pharisees rubbish the life’s work of hundreds of hard-working women, writes.
Thu, 04 May, 2017
The Government, seeking redress for the Magdalene women, found a religious community unwilling to contribute, writes.
Tue, 14 Mar, 2017
The McAleese report is “neither accurate nor respectful” in the suffering women endured in Magdalene laundries, it has been claimed.
Thu, 05 May, 2016
A woman who claims she was forced to work unpaid in a Magdalene laundry for 10 years has challenged the minister for justice’s decision excluding her from the State’s redress scheme for victims of those institutions.
Wed, 27 Jan, 2016
A group of dentists has hit out at what it claims is the Government’s “failure to honour” promises made to Magdalene laundry survivors on medical care.
Wed, 26 Aug, 2015
The HSE will reissue medical cards sent to Magdalene survivors after complaints they identified the women as having been in a laundry.
Wed, 15 Jul, 2015
The Justice for Magdalenes group is gearing up to sue the State over the hundreds of women who died and were buried in mass — and often unmarked — graves all over the country.
Tue, 09 Jun, 2015
Just 33 out of 187 Magdalene women listed on the headstone for High Park laundry in Glasnevin Cemetery are actually buried at that location, a study claims.
Fri, 20 Feb, 2015
Just 72 of the almost 500 Magdalene survivors who have accepted redress will get the maximum amount of €100,000.
Wed, 11 Feb, 2015
Justice for Magdalenes has strongly criticised draft legislation that deals with the entitlements of those given compensation for their suffering in the laundries.
Sat, 09 Aug, 2014
Aras Attracta is home to nearly a hundred people. It’s in Swinford in County Mayo. It has a website, part of the much larger HSE website.
Tue, 29 Jul, 2014
Half of the women at one Magdalene laundry in the 1950s and 1960s never left the institution again but died years later behind the convent walls, according to research which strongly contradicts the Martin McAleese report.
Fri, 25 Jul, 2014
How do we restore trust in and credibility to our institutions, asks?
Wed, 23 Jul, 2014
Given this country’s abysmal record on human rights, it is not surprising that Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald is facing a baptism of fire while a bevy of civil servants are subjected to a barrage of penetrating questions from members of the UN committee on human rights in Geneva.
Tue, 15 Jul, 2014
Can one express with deep sorrow and regret what has happened in Ireland since it gained its independence.
Thu, 12 Jun, 2014
Babies of unmarried parents were treated as "an inferior sub-species" for decades, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has admitted.
Wed, 11 Jun, 2014
A statutory inquiry is to be set up by the Government into state sanctioned, religious-run institutions used to house pregnant mothers.
Tue, 10 Jun, 2014
Sixteen survivors of the Magdalene Laundries have sought a review of the amount of compensation they have been offered by the State.
Mon, 17 Mar, 2014
Given the chance to highlight victims’ stories, the McAleese committee sided with powerful institutions once more, writes Simon McGarr
Wed, 19 Feb, 2014
Magdalene survivors living outside the State will not be entitled to health benefits in their country of residence but would have to return here to avail of promised healthcare under legislation being drafted by the Department of Justice.
Fri, 22 Nov, 2013
The refusal of the various congregations of nuns not to partake in compensation towards the Magdalene women is somewhat a statement of guilt in itself.
Fri, 15 Nov, 2013
IT is almost one year on since the Taoiseach gave his humble and heartfelt apology to the thousands of women who were incarcerated in Ireland’s notorious Magdalene Laundries.
Mon, 11 Nov, 2013
A Government-agreed compensation scheme for women who worked in a Magdalene laundry has been rejected by the campaign group Magdalene Survivors Together.
Fri, 08 Nov, 2013
Some survivors of the Magdalene laundries will be paid tax free compensation before Christmas, it has been revealed.
Thu, 07 Nov, 2013
The Department of Justice has failed in its attempt to coax money from the Magdalene Laundry orders after opting not to drawn on 12 years of almost identical experiences of another department.
Tue, 05 Nov, 2013
The Government has been told that its refusal to commission an independent investigation into the treatment of women in Magdalene Laundries is an issue that is “not going to go away”.
Fri, 01 Nov, 2013
INCISIVE, clear, concise, RTÉ journalist, Séan O’Rourke, is dogged in his pursuit of a story.
Sun, 06 Oct, 2013
The continuing refusal of this Government to deal fairly with survivors of symphysiotomy now stands exposed (Sept 26).
Wed, 02 Oct, 2013
A barrister who has represented victims of the Magdalene Laundries as a law student has been awarded a prestigious legal accolade in Britain.
Fri, 23 Aug, 2013
Two Magdalene orders which have refused to contribute to the laundry redress scheme are one step closer to multi-million euro windfalls thanks to a land zoning change.
Fri, 19 Jul, 2013