The entrance of the former Magdalene laundry on Stanhope Street North in Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Some of the survivors of the Magdalene laundries will receive their first compensation payments from the State before Christmas, Minister for Justice (...)

Magdalene survivor Mary Smyth: ‘The Government are dragging their heels on the issue.’ Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

The death of another woman who had been in a Magdalene laundry has been met with fury and upset by a representative group who have questioned the ongo(...)

Survivors of Magdalene Laundries on their way into Leinster House to sit in the public gallery for the debate on the McAleese Magdalene report in February. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has called on the four religious orders who ran the Magdalene laundries to “reflect” on their refusal to pay into a redress schem(...)

Survivors of the Magdalene laundries have described as ’utterly pointless’ a reported recommendation that there should be a reconciliation forum between them and the religious orders who ran the institutions. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The
Irish
Times

Survivors of the Magdalene laundries have described as “utterly pointless” a reported recommendation that there should be a reconciliation forum betwe(...)