Building reportedly used as a Magdelene Laundry on Seán McDermott Street: many levels of Irish society, including the State, failed women who were kept in such places. Photograph: Eric Luke

I have told her story in the past but even in death she would want to remain anonymous. She leaves an important legacy. Her childhood was sad. Her mot(...)

The provision of a Health Amendment Act (HAA) 1996 Card was recommended by Mr Justice John Quirke, who prepared a compensation scheme for the Magdalene  women.  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

Oireachtas members have been called on to ensure that the Government amends a redress Bill to give Magdalene survivors a healthcare package. The provi(...)

A building on Sean McDermott St in Dublin which is reported to have been used as a Magdalene laundry. Photograph: Eric Luke.

Claims made by the Vatican in a submission to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) last December were so inaccu(...)

A 1962 poster for the first James Bond movie, Dr No, with a dress hand-painted over the original bikini-clad image of Ursula Andress, and described by the auctioneers as “the dying vestige of Irish censorship” (€600-€800).

Viewing continues today, until 5pm, at Whyte’s, Molesworth Street, Dublin for the year’s first, and much-anticipated, sale of historical memora(...)

The Sisters of Charity have asked the High Court to halt an action for damages brought against them by a woman who alleges she was raped and sexually assaulted over years by a groundsman employed in a Magdalene Laundry

The Sisters of Charity have asked the High Court to halt an action for damages brought against them by a woman who alleges she was raped and sexually(...)

Maureen Sullivan, at a press conference by Magdalene Survivors Together in June this year.  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Patsy McGarryA woman who was one of the youngest in Ireland to have been put in a Magdalene laundry is to refuse any offer of compensation by the Stat(...)

Victoria Ueberegger’s reimagining of Our Lady of Lourdes as a community centre and exhibition space

What causes an area to decline? And, more importantly for the future, what might cause it to rise again? Just Imagine, the work of final year Inter(...)

Details of the fund that will be available to an estimated 700 women, many of them elderly, will be disclosed  this afternoon.

The Government has made a provision of at least €25 million to compensate former residents of Magdalene Laundries. It is also understood there is no p(...)

Justice For Magdalenes PRO Claire McGettrick with Mary Lou McDonald in Glasnevin Cemetary during a special ceremony to remember the deceased victims of the Magdalene Laundries earlier this year. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

One of the main advocacy groups for survivors of the Magdalene laundries is ending its political campaign following the State apology earlier (...)

John Concannon and Jacquie Horan of Cope Galway accept the keys to the former laundry building from Sr Elizabeth Manning and Sr Caitlin Conneely of the Sisters of Mercy. Photograph: Joe Travers

A former Magdalene Laundry building is to become a new refuge for domestic abuse sufferers. The building, located on Forster Street in Ga(...)