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National Archives (Amendment) Bill 2017: Second Stage (19 Oct 2017)

Catherine Murphy: ..., the former director of the National Archives, is speaking on this issue in Maynooth tonight. She wants to open the administrative records of the mother and baby homes, industrial schools and Magdalen laundries for journalists and scholars. The records can be anonymised when digitised and only people who need to see the individual record or have a personal interest in it can see it. We...

Written Answers — Department of Justice and Equality: Magdalen Laundries Data (19 Oct 2017)

Maureen O'Sullivan: 35. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the status of the redress scheme for the Magdalene survivors especially those living abroad; and if there has been progress regarding the recommendation of a person (details supplied) to discuss a memorial. [44217/17]

Seanad: Order of Business (Resumed) (12 Oct 2017)

James Reilly: ...the fact that even at a time when we had no money in this country, and I was in the thick of it, we found money to compensate women who had been damaged by symphysiotomy. We sought to address the Magdalen laundries issue. When I was Minister for Health, we put in place a commission of inquiry into mother and baby homes. All of these issues affect women. Our historical treatment of...

Written Answers — Department of Education and Skills: Magdalen Laundries (10 Oct 2017)

Catherine Murphy: 167. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if additional persons have been added to the list since Caranua was established over and above those identified in the Quirke report; if so, the number; the criteria used; the years in which this occurred; if new persons were included; if resources were provided to cover this; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42230/17]

Seanad: Direct Provision: Statements (4 Oct 2017)

Frances Black: ...is the opportunity in that? I will finish by saying again that this system is shameful and will leave a legacy for which we will all have to answer. We look back at the neglect and the abuse inflicted upon people in the Magdalen laundries and other State institutions and ask how these things happened. Well, this is how it happens, through endless debates and reports but no significant...

Animal Welfare: Motion [Private Members] (3 Oct 2017)

Clare Daly: ...love their animals. I accept that. Of course farmers love their animals. They are the means to their livelihoods. Did people in Ireland years ago love their children when they sent them to Magdalen laundries because they were pregnant outside marriage or when they slapped them for being bold in school? Society changes and evolves and we have different standards of culture and ways of...

Seanad: Order of Business (3 Oct 2017)

Keith Swanick: ...back to one's house for a game of football. That stigma is corrosive to a young brain. In 2013, the then Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, apologised unreservedly to the women who suffered the stigma of the Magdalen laundries. In 1999, the then Taoiseach, Bertie Ahern, apologised unreservedly for the stigma of those victims of institutional abuse. Who will be the Taoiseach when an unreserved...

Report of Joint Committee on Justice and Equality on Immigration, Asylum and the Refugee Crisis: Motion (28 Sep 2017)

Catherine Connolly: ...proposal. He has admitted it was supposed to be a temporary provision, yet 17 years later we are still incarcerating people. I use the word "incarceration" because it certainly has echoes of the Magdalen laundries and the various industrial and reformatory schools. The same type of language is used, for example, that they should be happy. The Minister of State is shaking his head but...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government: Housing Report: Dr. Mary Murphy and Dr. Rory Hearne, NUI Maynooth (20 Sep 2017) See 2 other results from this debate

...to function by themselves is curtailed and narrowed. Ireland has a long, sad history of institutionalised responses to gendered forms of poverty and exclusion. We need only think of the Magdalen laundries and direct provision in this regard. Our real fear is that even with the best of intentions we may again be setting the State up with a system of institutionalised response to a...

Seanad: Order of Business (20 Jul 2017)

Victor Boyhan: .... That has to be a great challenge to us. In many years we will look back on this era and hold our heads in shame. We will ask what we, as politicians, did. Will we be looking back on another Magdalen laundry situation? It is a very important issue. We need to come together and work across all parties and all spectrums to address the serious plight of people who are suffering. I...

Seanad Public Consultation Committee: Children's Mental Health Services: Discussion (29 Jun 2017)

Maire Devine: ...I thank Mr. Peter Hughes, my colleague from the Psychiatric Nurses Association. He mentioned that almost 3,000 children in Dublin alone tonight with be without a bed. They could represent the Magdalen laundries of the past and the tribunals of the future. We need to cognisant of that and to act well. We need to realise that we do not have a single mother and baby bed for postpartum...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government: Action Plan for Housing and Homelessness: Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government (22 Jun 2017) See 2 other results from this debate

Ruth Coppinger: ...is better to be in a hub than in a hotel. We all agree that it is certainly a step up. Families in hubs can cook, enjoy certain facilities and have a bit more security. We all know that there are curfews. It is like a Magdalen laundry-type situation in so far as it involves putting people in collective units. The Minister can shake his head, but I remind him that one of these...

Resignation of Taoiseach (13 Jun 2017)

Maureen O'Sullivan: ...Ní féidir gan aitheantas a thabhairt do chumas Gaeilge an Taoisigh agus an chaoi a mbain sé úsáid as an nGaeilge. One of the most moving moments here was the apology to the ladies of the Magdalen laundries. Of course it was an apology that should never have been made, but yet the Taoiseach made it and he did it in a way that they found very satisfactory. I...

Mother and Baby Homes: Statements (1 Jun 2017) See 5 other results from this debate

Catherine Connolly: ...of this. They were taken openly not just by the nuns but also by the courts, solicitors, judges and gardaí. Many middle-class homes in Ireland benefitted from the mother and baby homes and the Magdalen laundries. I welcome the Minister's speech today and the fact that she went to Tuam. However, it has come about not because of her initiative or that of the Government. I do not...

Topical Issue Debate: Supreme Court Rulings (31 May 2017)

Mick Barry: The provision of direct provision centres has been a shameful episode in the history of the nation. A comparison has been made with the Magdalen laundries of former days and it is fair to say the centres are the Magdalen laundries of our time. I do not buy the Minister of State's argument that the fact that people are spending less time in direct provision accommodation is entirely down to...

Leaders' Questions (30 May 2017) See 1 other result from this debate

Seán Ó Fearghaíl: Deputy, it is well established that on Leaders' Questions you pose a question on one topic, and any subsequent questions are on the same topic. To introduce the Magdalen laundries or other matters-----

Written Answers — Department of Social Protection: Social Welfare Benefits Data (25 May 2017)

Leo Varadkar: ...& Welfare rights 686 A42.5 EU Community Action Programme for Employment and Social Solidarity (Progress) 2007 to 2013 0 A42.6 Social Inclusion Initiatives 80 A42.7 Ex gratia payments to women from Magdalen Laundries and other Institution 3,100 A42.8 Food Aid 4,000 A42.9 Training for Carers in areas of economic and social disadvantage (funded from the Dormant Accounts Fund)...

Residential Institutions Statutory Fund: Motion [Private Members] (24 May 2017) See 1 other result from this debate

Kathleen Funchion: ...The message that comes across is one of "get over it and move on", which, unfortunately, is the way we deal with everything in this country. How many times have we debated mother and baby homes, the Magdalen laundries and so on in this House, all of us using words such as "terrible" and "horrible" in that regard yet we are allowing similar things to happen. This is happening under our...

Seanad: Adoption (Information and Tracing) Bill 2016: Second Stage (17 May 2017)

Fintan Warfield: ...of the Bill is the lack of provision on information and tracing for those who were sent, or whose children were sent, overseas for adoption. Considering that some 2,000 babies were exported to the US from the Magdalen laundries, a large cohort that the Bill could have provided for are not included. I can appreciate the sensitive and turbulent nature of making private information...

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