Christine Buckley recounted her memories of Goldenbridge orphanage in a drama-documentary, Dear Daughter, broadcast by RTÉ television in 1996. Dear Daughter attracted a huge audience. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Christine Buckley, who died this morning, was one of the first former residents to go public on her experience of the Goldenbridge orphanage wh(...)

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter: said all four congregations were “co-operating” with the Government scheme to compensate the women through “providing all the available records and verifications as requested”

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter has written for a third time to the four religious congregations that ran Magdalene laundries seeking a contribution(...)

Four nuns from the United States last night formally replaced the Sisters of Mercy at St Mary’s parish in Drogheda. The event was marked by a Mass in St Mary’s, concelebrated by the Cardinal Archbishop of New York, Timothy Dolan (above) and the Bishop of Meath, Michael Smith. Photograph:   John Moore/Getty Images)

Four nuns from the United States last night formally replaced the Sisters of Mercy at St Mary’s parish in Drogheda. The event was marked by a Mass in (...)