Cheesiest Moment award: Enda Kenny’s personal note in his letter to David Cameron on the royal birth.

Enda’s speech on the Magdalene women was a stand-out moment. The emotion of the occasion got to everyone in the Dáil chamber that special night in (...)

Magdalene compensation

It would be a grave miscalculation for the four religious congregations that owned and operated the Magdalene laundries to persist in their refusal to(...)

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  plaque dedicated to Magdalane Laundry survivors in St Stephens Green, Dublin. Photograph: PA

The four religious congregations that ran the Magdalene laundries have told the Government they will not make any financial contribution to the multim(...)

The Government should be praised for the humane manner in which it has dealt with the survivors of Magdalene laundries. From an inherited position whe(...)

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(...)

The Irish Human Rights Commission said Martin McAleese’s investigation into the institutions fell short as the remit did not allow him draw conclusions on the human rights obligations of the State.

The Irish Human Rights Commission (IHRC) has repeated its 2010 call for a statutory inquiry into the Magdalene laundries.It also said comprehensive co(...)

Former president Mary McAleese and her husband, Dr Martin McAleese, pose at the ceremonial stone at the naming ceremony for the Mary McAleese Boyne Valley Bridge at Oldbridge House in Drogheda as Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams speak in the background.

Building bridges was a theme of former president of Ireland Mary McAleese during her two terms of office and now a landmark bridge has been named afte(...)

A bridge on the M1 motorway near Drogheda has been renamed the Mary McAleese Boyne Valley Bridge in honour of the former president’s work in the peace(...)

Leinster's Ian Madigan runs in for a try against Glasgow last Saturday night. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho.

“Tell me and I’ll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I’ll understand.” This Chinese proverb has exercised my thoughts regarding(...)

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