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'It was like a jail': What should become of Ireland's last Magdalene Laundry?
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'It was like a jail': What should become of Ireland's last Magdalene Laundry?

Jan 25th 2021, 12:05 AM 39,551 Views 49 Comments

It was the last laundry in the State to close in 1996 and has become a focal point for potential memorialisation.

'The door to her cell was bolted': Magdalene survivor takes case against Ireland to UN
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'The door to her cell was bolted': Magdalene survivor takes case against Ireland to UN

Feb 17th 2020, 4:30 PM 47,883 Views 91 Comments

Elizabeth Coppin’s complaint will be heard by the UN’s Committee Against Torture.

Magdalene Laundry survivor (80) awarded settlement for unpaid work
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Magdalene Laundry survivor (80) awarded settlement for unpaid work

Aug 21st 2019, 3:19 PM 22,140 Views 18 Comments

Mary Cavner worked at the Good Shepherd’s Convent in Co Cork following her father’s death.

'Simply unacceptable': Plans for apartments on former Magdalene Laundry site under fire
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'Simply unacceptable': Plans for apartments on former Magdalene Laundry site under fire

Apr 10th 2019, 7:52 PM 17,811 Views 26 Comments

The new plan is to comprise of 44 apartments in three three-four storey apartment blocks.

Just one maximum compensation payout in Magdalene scheme since expansion
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Just one maximum compensation payout in Magdalene scheme since expansion

Feb 11th 2019, 12:05 AM 13,076 Views 12 Comments

The government has compensated nine Magdalene women out of 87 who have applied since the scheme was widened last year.

'Nobody will be left short': Magdalene Laundry redress to be extended to survivors blocked from compensation
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'Nobody will be left short': Magdalene Laundry redress to be extended to survivors blocked from compensation

Nov 6th 2018, 8:07 PM 10,843 Views 14 Comments

Lump sum and pension payments will be made to the women affected.

'Many still don't know where loved ones are buried': Irish abuse conference happening in Boston
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'Many still don't know where loved ones are buried': Irish abuse conference happening in Boston

Nov 1st 2018, 3:00 PM 10,478 Views 21 Comments

Minister Katherine Zappone will deliver a keynote speech at the event which is exploring adoption and institutional abuses.

Dublin City Council says sale of former Magdalene Laundry site is 'chance of a lifetime'
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Dublin City Council says sale of former Magdalene Laundry site is 'chance of a lifetime'

Sep 11th 2018, 10:40 AM 34,114 Views 55 Comments

Objections have been raised to the proposed sale of the site to a Japanese hotel chain.

"The nightmares will always be there": These Magdalene survivors tell their personal stories
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"The nightmares will always be there": These Magdalene survivors tell their personal stories

Jun 10th 2018, 9:45 AM 11,348 Views 24 Comments

We spoke to four survivors who told us their personal stories of their time in the laundries.

'The nun made us put our hands on electrical panels to get an electric shock'
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'The nun made us put our hands on electrical panels to get an electric shock'

Jun 9th 2018, 10:00 PM 87,157 Views 91 Comments

Abandoned, abused and abducted – this is one woman’s Magdalene story.

'I think Magdalene survivors should be remembered one day every year'
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'I think Magdalene survivors should be remembered one day every year'

Jun 6th 2018, 6:02 PM 6,293 Views 23 Comments

Around 220 women are in Dublin as part of the Dublin Honours Magdalenes event

'Ireland failed you' - President hosts Magdalene Survivors
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'Ireland failed you' - President hosts Magdalene Survivors

Jun 5th 2018, 8:33 PM 11,439 Views 85 Comments

Around 220 women, now in their 80s were in Dublin today.

'I'm still angry': Survivors to discuss how Magdalene Laundries should be remembered
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'I'm still angry': Survivors to discuss how Magdalene Laundries should be remembered

Jun 5th 2018, 2:40 PM 15,874 Views 59 Comments

“I was taken in by the nuns at 15 – I hadn’t even kissed a boy”: Elizabeth Coppin told RTÉ about her experience in a Cork Laundry.

Hundreds of Magdalene Laundry survivors gather in Dublin for two-day event
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Hundreds of Magdalene Laundry survivors gather in Dublin for two-day event

Jun 4th 2018, 10:31 AM 68,804 Views 57 Comments

The women, many of them aged in their 80s, are gathering to discuss their experiences in Ireland’s Magdalene Laundry institutions.

Magdalene Laundries: 'Memorial needed for women detained under heartless, vicious regime'
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Magdalene Laundries: 'Memorial needed for women detained under heartless, vicious regime'

Apr 15th 2018, 6:00 PM 16,936 Views 78 Comments

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald argues work should begin on a memorial on the site of the Sean McDermott St Laundry.

Appeal to fund hotel stays for large-scale gathering of Magdalene survivors
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Appeal to fund hotel stays for large-scale gathering of Magdalene survivors

Mar 6th 2018, 7:53 AM 10,595 Views 23 Comments

Justice for Magdalenes Research is calling on the government to help organise the event.

Magdalene memorial: 'I grew up in the shadow of that laundry'
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Magdalene memorial: 'I grew up in the shadow of that laundry'

Dec 21st 2017, 7:00 AM 22,213 Views 34 Comments

If we are truly committed to remembering those darkest parts of our history, then we should preserve the Sean McDermott Street building as a living monument, writes Gary Gannon.

Japanese hotel chain is 'likely' buyer for Magdalene Laundry site - councillor
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Japanese hotel chain is 'likely' buyer for Magdalene Laundry site - councillor

Dec 7th 2017, 6:30 AM 19,375 Views 40 Comments

Plans for the site include a hotel, a student residence, a cultural amenity and ten residential units.

UN criticises government for failure to prosecute abuse perpetrators in Magdalene Laundries
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UN criticises government for failure to prosecute abuse perpetrators in Magdalene Laundries

Aug 11th 2017, 3:31 PM 11,207 Views 40 Comments

The UN Committee Against Torture is critical of the government’s record in a number of areas.

"Nobody told us she had died" - the story of Margaret Bullen, who spent her entire life in a Magdalene Laundry
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"Nobody told us she had died" - the story of Margaret Bullen, who spent her entire life in a Magdalene Laundry

Jun 22nd 2017, 6:20 AM 53,675 Views 56 Comments

Margaret Bullen died in 2003 aged just 50 from a disease possibly linked to her exposure to industrial-strength chemicals in the Laundries where she had lived.

'They’d put me in a room with nothing to eat and no windows. Then they would cut my hair to the bone'
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'They’d put me in a room with nothing to eat and no windows. Then they would cut my hair to the bone'

Mar 20th 2017, 6:10 AM 135,469 Views 107 Comments

A survivor returned this week to the Magdalene Laundry where she had been forced to spend her youth.

'Enda, parents sent children to industrial schools because a court compelled them or they had no choice'
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'Enda, parents sent children to industrial schools because a court compelled them or they had no choice'

Mar 11th 2017, 9:30 AM 3,598 Views 187 Comments

Enda Kenny has said he wants to deal with the dark legacies of our past but following his statements this week, he’s still way off the mark, writes Sinead Pembroke.

Public asked to lay flowers at graves of Magdalene women today
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Public asked to lay flowers at graves of Magdalene women today

Mar 5th 2017, 7:40 AM 13,238 Views 16 Comments

Over 1,600 women are buried in cemeteries around the country, many of whom are in unmarked graves.

Public asked to lay flowers on graves of Magdalene women for Mother's Day
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Public asked to lay flowers on graves of Magdalene women for Mother's Day

Mar 6th 2016, 8:30 AM 14,108 Views 146 Comments

At least 1,663 former Magdalene women are buried in cemeteries in Ireland – many in unmarked graves.

'Six women from our group have passed away... it’s upsetting'
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'Six women from our group have passed away... it’s upsetting'

Jun 10th 2015, 5:43 PM 7,875 Views 7 Comments

Some Magdelene survivors are “disappointed” with government support measures.

Magdalene survivors to get specialised health cards from next month
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Magdalene survivors to get specialised health cards from next month

May 22nd 2015, 8:10 PM 5,580 Views 3 Comments

The women will be eligible for a range of health services from the start of July.

How many died in Magdalene laundries? Survivors at odds with Government on the figures
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How many died in Magdalene laundries? Survivors at odds with Government on the figures

Jan 13th 2015, 5:55 PM 7,582 Views 9 Comments

Justice for Magdalenes is preparing a critique on the McAleese report into the Magdalene laundries.

An inmate in Limerick Prison made these Magdalene-inspired quilts
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An inmate in Limerick Prison made these Magdalene-inspired quilts

Oct 30th 2014, 8:30 PM 17,997 Views 37 Comments

The man’s teacher said most students in the prison have little or no art experience and the classes help them to see what they’re capable of.

"Important services" missing from Magdalene survivors redress scheme
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"Important services" missing from Magdalene survivors redress scheme

Aug 9th 2014, 11:35 AM 6,982 Views 7 Comments

Justice for Magdalenes Research has said that it falls short of what was previously recommended to Government.

UN told symphysiotomy patients were 'operated upon wide awake and often screaming'
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UN told symphysiotomy patients were 'operated upon wide awake and often screaming'

Jul 14th 2014, 10:50 PM 22,468 Views 25 Comments

The Justice Minister defended the State redress scheme for survivors of symphysiotomy at a meeting of the UN Human Rights Committee in Geneva today.

Opinion: Adoption, illegitimate children and ‘the bogey of proselytism’ in Catholic Ireland
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Opinion: Adoption, illegitimate children and ‘the bogey of proselytism’ in Catholic Ireland

Jun 29th 2014, 8:30 AM 3,224 Views 59 Comments

The history of Ireland’s legal adoption battle is fraught with examples of church-state collusion, even after 1952 when legislation for it was finally enacted in Ireland.

Government announces legislation to support Magdalene survivors
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Government announces legislation to support Magdalene survivors

Jun 24th 2014, 4:39 PM 4,409 Views 11 Comments

The Justice Minister also announced that lump sums totalling €12.8 million have been paid to survivors.

County homes ruled out of inquiry to prevent a "bottomless quagmire"
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County homes ruled out of inquiry to prevent a "bottomless quagmire"

Jun 14th 2014, 8:45 PM 12,384 Views 56 Comments

The Minister for Children said the investigation into mother-and-baby homes must have a time-limit and be cost-effective.

"Huge traffic" between Magdalene laundries and mother-and-baby homes
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"Huge traffic" between Magdalene laundries and mother-and-baby homes

Jun 10th 2014, 9:22 PM 14,934 Views 26 Comments

Justice for Magadalenes Research said today that the laundries should be included in the government’s statutory investigation.

Column: We must stop claiming that 'we never knew' about child abuse at Catholic institutions
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Column: We must stop claiming that 'we never knew' about child abuse at Catholic institutions

Jun 9th 2014, 1:55 PM 2,371 Views 99 Comments

It’s a common refrain that widespread abuse was only exposed in recent decades – but the real story is very different, writes Fin Dwyer.

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

May 23rd 2014, 6:30 PM 6,224 Views 42 Comments

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

Magdalene Laundries survivors have received €10.3 million in compensation
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Magdalene Laundries survivors have received €10.3 million in compensation

Apr 23rd 2014, 6:45 AM 7,719 Views 22 Comments

Justice Minister Alan Shatter told the Dáil that 731 applications have been made under the redress scheme so far.

Magdalene women share nearly €9m in compensation - but still waiting on healthcare
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Magdalene women share nearly €9m in compensation - but still waiting on healthcare

Mar 13th 2014, 8:00 PM 8,875 Views 36 Comments

Around 250 women have accepted offers of compensation from a fund set up in the wake of the McAleese report into the Magdalene Laundries, the Public Accounts Committee heard today.

Memorial event remembers women incarcerated in Magdalene laundries
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Memorial event remembers women incarcerated in Magdalene laundries

Mar 2nd 2014, 7:05 PM 8,559 Views 22 Comments

The event was held in Glasnevin Cemetery today.

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