Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald published a Bill providing free medical care for survivors of Magdalene laundries. Photograph: Alan Betson

Free medical care will be provided to survivors of the Magdalene laundries in new legislation ushering in the next phase of a Government support pack(...)

Women who worked in the Magdalen Laundries and remain resident in Ireland will get an “enhanced” form of medical card following Cabinet approval for draft legislation today, Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has said. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Women who worked in the Magdalene laundries and remain resident in Ireland will get a medical card and other supports following Cabinet approval for d(...)

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(...)

The entrance to  the Magdalene laundry on Stanhope Street North in inner city Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

At last. It has taken so long to get this far and mainly due to State resistance. But people should not get carried away. There can be no doubt the lu(...)

Mary Lou McDonald: delay in publishing report “is not good enough and does not tally with the Taoiseach’s apology and the sentiment of this Dáil across all parties, when the survivors were here in February.’’ Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said he hopes for a quick Cabinet decision after it discusses the report on redress for the survivors of the Magdalene lau(...)