From the newly published leaflet Remember, Respect and Record: The Magdalene Women of Galway COPE Galway has launched a leaflet called Remember, Respect and Record: The Magdalen Women of Galway edited by John Tierney. It focuses on the lives of women who lived and worked in a Magdelene Laundry on Foster Street in Galway from […]

From top: The former ‘Gloucester Street’ Magdalene Laundry, Sean McDermott Street, Dublin 1; Gary Gannon Today marks the 21st anniversary of the closure of Ireland’s last remaining Magdalene Laundry. The building that was once known to generations of Dubliners as ‘The Gloucester Street laundry’ ceased its operations on October 25th, 1996, with 40 women, the […]

  Doubts have emerged on whether Magdalene women who have previously received compensation because they resided in industrial schools or other institutions will qualify for further payment under the new scheme. The president of the Law Reform Commission, Mr Justice John Quirke (above) is to recommend criteria to be applied when assessing provision in terms […]

Martin McAleese with the report into the Magdalene Laundries, published yesterday.   The mandate of the Committee (Ch 2 para 8) was to find out facts regarding State involvement in Magdalene Laundries. The report shows this involvement to be extensive and to occur through the criminal justice system (ch 9), industrial and reformatory schools (ch […]

From top: Direct Provision protest in  Dublin ciuty, 2017: Taoiseach Leo Varadkar with RTÉ’s Dr Gavin Jennings in east Cork this morning This morning. Taoiseach Leo Varadkar gave a 16-minute interview to RTE’s Morning Ireland from Fine Gael’s ‘think-in’ at Garryvoe Hotel in east Cork. During the interview, Mr Varadkar spoke about Brexit, protecting the […]

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan in the Dáil last night extended redress for those who worked in the Magdalene Laundries but were not residents Last night in the Dáil, Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan presented the Redress for Women Resident in Certain Institutions (Amendment) Bill 2019. He explained that the purpose of the bill was […]