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 […]

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 […]

From top: Gary Gannon; The former Magdalene Laundry, Sean McDermott Street, Dublin 1 Dublin City Council Social Democrats led by Councillor Gary Gannon have secured agreement on the development of “a multipurpose site of conscience” at the former Magdalene Laundry on Seán McDermott Street. Cllr Gannon said: “During my last term as a City Councillor, […]

From top: Former Taoiseach Enda Kenny in the Dáil in February 2013 when he apologised to women who had been incarcerated in Magdalene homes; Irish Examiner journalist Conall Ó Fátharta Yesterday. Journalist with The Irish Examiner Conall Ó Fátharta tweeted his thoughts on the Magdalene redress scheme. His sobering account follows separate previous reports by him […]