Magdalene Laundry survivors and supporters protesting outside Leinster House on Thursday. They are calling for medical cards to be issued as recommended by the Quirke Report. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

A group of Magdalene survivors have criticised the Government which they say is denying women access to medical cards. As part of the Redress for Wome(...)

Maureen Sullivan, Mary Smith, Dianne Croghan and Marina Gambold at a press conference by Magdalene Survivors Together to give their response to the Government’s redress scheme.  Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

The two main survivors’ groups gave contrasting reactions to the Quirke report, with some former residents warning they may bypass the redress scheme (...)