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#Magdalenes

From TheJournal.ie Just one maximum compensation payout in Magdalene scheme since expansion Department Of Justice

Just one maximum compensation payout in Magdalene scheme since expansion Exclusive

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

From TheJournal.ie 'The nun made us put our hands on electrical panels to get an electric shock' Frances' Story

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Has the Government "pared back" what was promised to Magdalene survivors? Justice

Has the Government "pared back" what was promised to Magdalene survivors?

A number of organisations have called on the government to implement all of the recommendations in the Quirke report.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Attempts to silence survivors of symphysiotomy must be fought Medical Scandal

Column: Attempts to silence survivors of symphysiotomy must be fought

Reliance on ex gratia redress schemes should be read against a backdrop of Government reluctance to allow these victims – and others like them – to speak on their own terms about the recent past, writes Máiréad Enright.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland, women and 2013: A year we dealt with our legacy issues? Review 2013

Ireland, women and 2013: A year we dealt with our legacy issues?

Magdalene survivors, symphysiotomy campaigns and UNCAT criticism of abortion guidelines…this is the year that was.

From TheJournal.ie UN anti-torture body questions Ireland's record on abortion and Magdalenes Questions Asked

UN anti-torture body questions Ireland's record on abortion and Magdalenes

It is the second time this month that a UN agency has voiced concerns about Ireland’s record.

From TheJournal.ie 'Serious errors' with McAleese Report, say Magdalene survivors Survivors

'Serious errors' with McAleese Report, say Magdalene survivors

Justice for Magdalenes Research pointed to the length of time the McAleese Report said most women stayed in the laundries, compared to how long survivors actually stayed in them.

From TheJournal.ie First payments to Madgalene Laundry survivors will be made in 4 to 6 weeks Magdalenes

First payments to Madgalene Laundry survivors will be made in 4 to 6 weeks

Speaking in the Dáil this evening, Shatter said that over 600 applications have been made for lump-sum payments from the redress scheme set up in the wake of the McAleese report.

From TheJournal.ie Bit-of-a-buffoon inquiry: The week's news skewed Not The News

Bit-of-a-buffoon inquiry: The week's news skewed

Breaking via The Mire wire: Seanad insists it’s relevant, talks about fanny; parades mar riots; Magdalene nuns coach banking execs.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Thursday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Here are the nine stories you need to know as you start your day.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: How can religious orders refuse to pay compensation to Magdalenes? Magdalene

Explainer: How can religious orders refuse to pay compensation to Magdalenes?

Why are the religious orders responsible for running the Magdalene Laundries not obliged to pay financial compensation to survivors?

From TheJournal.ie Refusal of religious orders to compensate Magdalenes 'beggars belief' Magdalenes

Refusal of religious orders to compensate Magdalenes 'beggars belief'

Magdalene Survivors said the women who worked in the laundries are ‘flabbergasted’ that the State is allowing this to happen.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Tuesday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Here are nine things to know as you start your day.

From TheJournal.ie Some Magdalene survivors "expressed difficulty" in understanding redress Magdalenes

Some Magdalene survivors "expressed difficulty" in understanding redress

Justice for Magdalenes research has published a guide, and said it will “empower” survivors when applying for the funds.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Wednesday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Good morning! Here are the nine stories you need to know as you start your day.

From TheJournal.ie Magdalene survivors to meet with President at Áras today Magdalenes

Magdalene survivors to meet with President at Áras today

The women said it will be a day for them to enjoy but that their work is “just getting started”.

From TheJournal.ie Column: The Catholic Church owes the women of the Magdalene Laundries Opinion

Column: The Catholic Church owes the women of the Magdalene Laundries

The Catholic Church and the Irish State were both responsible for incarcerating women in the Magdalene Laundries – and so both must pay, writes Anne Ferris TD.

From TheJournal.ie Magdalene survivor group ‘not happy at all’ with redress package Magdalenes

Magdalene survivor group ‘not happy at all’ with redress package

Members of the group Magdalene Survivors Together have demanded the religious orders which operated the laundry system be held responsible for the abuse that went on inside them.

From TheJournal.ie Human Rights Commission: The State failed Magdalene women Magdalenes

Human Rights Commission: The State failed Magdalene women

The IHRC has assessed the human rights implications for the State of what occurred in the Magdalene Laundries.

From TheJournal.ie McAleese Report into Magdalene Laundries criticised by UN United Nations

McAleese Report into Magdalene Laundries criticised by UN

UNCAT is worried the probe was not fully independent.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Saturday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Welcome to the weekend! Here are nine things to know before you get started.

From TheJournal.ie Gone for good: Last Magdalene laundry to be converted into houses and sold Magdalenes

Gone for good: Last Magdalene laundry to be converted into houses and sold

There are calls for a monument or museum to be built on the site to remember the women forced to stay in the institution in Dublin’s inner city.

From TheJournal.ie The Evening Fix... now with added deer on a city bus Need To Know

The Evening Fix... now with added deer on a city bus

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

From TheJournal.ie Justice for Magdalenes group ends its campaign Magdalenes

Justice for Magdalenes group ends its campaign

The group said that it has ended its political campaign now that the objectives of an apology and a redress scheme for Magdalene survivors have been achieved.

From TheJournal.ie Oldest known Magdalene survivor dies at 97 Magdalenes

Oldest known Magdalene survivor dies at 97

Madge O’Connell entered the laundry when she was 34 and spent the rest of her life in the care of nuns.

From TheJournal.ie Some Magdalenes still in care 'not allowed fill out compensation form' Magdalenes

Some Magdalenes still in care 'not allowed fill out compensation form'

Meanwhile, a landmark meeting to discuss compensation will take place with Justice John Quirke tomorrow afternoon.

From TheJournal.ie Survivor guide published for Magdalene women applying to Commission Magdalenes

Survivor guide published for Magdalene women applying to Commission

The guide for survivors is published ahead of a report by a former High Court judge into how the State can best provide redress and support for the women.

From TheJournal.ie Magdalene group raises concerns with UN committee Magdalenes

Magdalene group raises concerns with UN committee

Justice for Magdalenes is to meet with Justice John Quirke this week to discuss the establishment of a redress scheme.

From TheJournal.ie The Evening Fix... now with added dancing in speedos Need To Know

The Evening Fix... now with added dancing in speedos

Here are all the things we learned, loved and shared today.

From TheJournal.ie Magdalene survivors "shocked and upset" by nun interview defending laundries Magdalenes

Magdalene survivors "shocked and upset" by nun interview defending laundries

In an interview aired last night, two anonymous nuns defended the Magdalene laundries and said religious orders had no need to apologise.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should religious orders pay compensation for the Magdalene laundries? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should religious orders pay compensation for the Magdalene laundries?

The State has set up a compensation fund for survivors of the Magdalene laundries – but questions have been raised about whether the religious orders should pay up too.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Saturday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Good morning. Here are the nine stories you need to know as you start your day.

From TheJournal.ie Magdalene women remembered in vigils in Dublin and Galway Magdalenes

Magdalene women remembered in vigils in Dublin and Galway

Flowers were laid at the graves and tributes to the women were read out by representatives from various groups.

From TheJournal.ie Calls for Magdalenes to be given independent legal advice Legal Advice

Calls for Magdalenes to be given independent legal advice

A solicitor for some of the London-based women says the State should pay for legal representation as it did during the Redress Scheme.

From TheJournal.ie Nearly 800 inquiries about Magdalene Laundries fund Magdalenes

Nearly 800 inquiries about Magdalene Laundries fund

The Department of Justice is asking women who were in the laundries to fill out a form registering their interest in receiving money from a special redress fund being set up.

From TheJournal.ie Still much work to do to ensure justice for Magdalenes Magdalenes

Still much work to do to ensure justice for Magdalenes

There are concerns for some women still shy about coming forward with their stories.

From TheJournal.ie Top readers' comments of the week You Told Us

Top readers' comments of the week

Here’s our round-up of the best, the most popular and the most commented-on pieces from the past week. Did you make it in?

From TheJournal.ie Artist says Magdalenes piece "gives a voice to women who were never heard" Magdalenes

Artist says Magdalenes piece "gives a voice to women who were never heard"

The work, which went on display last night, features hundreds of stories about life in the Magdalene laundries.

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Thursday Take 5

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

From TheJournal.ie 400 calls made to Magdalene redress scheme line Magdalenes

400 calls made to Magdalene redress scheme line

The phone line opened yesterday and survivors are encouraged to contact the department to register their case.

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