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An Bille um an gCúigiú Leasú is Tríocha ar an mBunreacht (Cearta Eacnamaíochta, Sóisialacha agus Cultúir), 2016: An Dara Céim [Comhaltaí Príobháideacha] - Thirty-fifth Amendment of the Constitution (Economic, Social and Cultural Rights) Bill 2016: Second Stage [Private Members] (22 Mar 2017)

Richard Boyd Barrett: ...and secure housing for them. We have a long history of an absolutely chronic, systematic and cruel failure of the State in respect of our vulnerable young people that goes back to the Tuam babies, the Magdalen laundries and the industrial schools. These people were from working class and poor backgrounds and in those institutions they were degraded, abused, tortured and killed. Should...

Commission of Investigation Announcement on Tuam Mother and Baby Home: Statements (Resumed) (22 Mar 2017) See 3 other results from this debate

Michael Moynihan: ...While we are talking specifically about Tuam in this debate, we are aware that this kind of pain and suffering was endured by people all over the country. Every time we debate what happened in the Magdalen laundries or in institutions like Bessborough, I am reminded of a lengthy conversation I had when I was 18 or 19 with an older and wiser man when we were working on a farm. He passed...

Mother and Baby Homes: Motion [Private Members] (21 Mar 2017) See 5 other results from this debate

Carol Nolan: ...on tabling the motion, which I hope all parties will support. Every Deputy has been shocked by the recent revelations about the Tuam mother and baby home, just as we have been disgusted by the treatment of women in the Magdalen laundries and institutions run by the State. The commission of investigation into the mother and baby homes has been set up in the midst of widespread...

Written Answers — Department of Justice and Equality: Departmental Legal Costs (21 Mar 2017)

Frances Fitzgerald: ...JC 1,968 2015* 39,520 2016* 26,368 2017* 3,075 *I can advise that the following amounts have been paid by this Department to solicitors who provided legal advice to eligible applicants to the Magdalen Restorative Justice Ex-gratia scheme. All eligible applicants are required to sign a form of acceptance and a waiver before payment issues and they are encouraged to seek legal advice...

Commission of Investigation Announcement on Tuam Mother and Baby Home: Statements (9 Mar 2017) See 2 other results from this debate

Robert Troy: ...to amend the Constitution to protect children was put to the people. In 2009, the commission to inquire into child abuse published its long-awaited report and in 2011 we had the report into the Magdalen laundries. Despite all these reports and inquiries, certain recommendations remain unimplemented. Children remain vulnerable in our society today. There are an insufficient number of...

Seanad: Commission of Investigation Announcement on Tuam Mother and Baby Home: Statements (9 Mar 2017) See 4 other results from this debate

Ned O'Sullivan: ..., working people in the main, had the courage to stand up to the might of the church and the narrow mean attitudes that obtained at the time when a girl in trouble had nowhere to go except England or the nearest Magdalen home. I will not join the queue of people pointing the finger at priests and nuns. I admire most of the priests and nuns I know. They have given fantastic service at...

Seanad: Commission of Investigation (Certain Matters Relative to Disability Service in the South East and Related Matters): Motion (9 Mar 2017)

Ivana Bacik: ...willingness to expand the scope of the inquiry to cover not just a sample of county homes and mother and baby homes but the full list. However, we have already had the scandal around the treatment of women in Magdalen institutions and before that, the scandal around the treatment of so many children in industrial schools. We know from some research about the treatment of adults and...

European Council Meeting: Statements (8 Mar 2017)

Richard Boyd Barrett: ...across the country, of a generation of young women demanding an end to their second class status as women and an end to the horrendous treatment that has been meted out to them by this State, from the Magdalen laundries, the Bethany homes, the Tuam Bon Secours scandal and so on. These women want equality. They are on the streets today, demanding equality but the European Union is not...

Leaders' Questions (8 Mar 2017) See 1 other result from this debate

Catherine Connolly: ...in the Ryan report as far back as 2009, and told their stories about their experiences in mother and baby homes. It was brought to the attention of Martin McAleese when he concluded his report on the Magdalen laundries. None of this is shocking to the survivors. What is shocking to the survivors and to me is the carefully crafted words the Taoiseach used in the Chamber. In particular...

Seanad: Order of Business (8 Mar 2017) See 1 other result from this debate

Maire Devine: ...yesterday when I raised the break-up of the ambulance and emergency services. I hope good news will emerge later today on the back of the intervention yesterday. I wish to raise the Donnybrook Magdalen laundry, given that it is International Women's Day. The laundry, which is located in Dublin 4 in the capital city, is for sale for approximately €3 million. It would be a...

Protection of Life During Pregnancy (Amendment) Bill 2017: Second Stage [Private Members] (7 Mar 2017) See 3 other results from this debate

Mick Barry: ...as crimes against women, some of which the State and church are still pretending never happened or were not sufficiently serious to merit full apology or proper redress. These include symphysiotomy, the Magdalen laundries, revelations about the Tuam home cruelties, the Grace case and the social stigma that unmarried mothers had to endure for years, as well as the punishments that came...

Leaders' Questions (7 Mar 2017)

Bríd Smith: ...protest, bearing white ribbons in memory of these children and calling on the order to disband. This was a system of abuse and a network of buildings, institutions, organisations, orphanages, Magdalen laundries, mother and child homes and industrial schools and the State knew exactly what was going on inside them. Then, to add insult to injury, the State, through a deal done in 2002 by...

Seanad: Order of Business (7 Mar 2017) See 1 other result from this debate

Frances Black: ...and baby home. An inquiry is being held into these shocking events. All of the people who have been impacted on by their dealings with mother and baby homes and other institutions such as the Magdalen laundries need to be listened to. The Coalition of Mother and Baby Home Survivors state approximately 35,000 women and girls went to nine mother and baby homes between 1904 and 1996 and...

Seanad: Order of Business (Resumed) (7 Mar 2017) See 3 other results from this debate

Alice Mary Higgins: ...this country needs to be paying the compensation it should be paying into the funds, which they have neglected. They also need to recognise the moneys made on the backs of those who worked in the Magdalen laundries, for example. In that same week we had a story that did not get as much coverage. Marie Collins, an Irish survivor of abuse, resigned from the Pontifical Commission for the...

Residential Institutions Statutory Fund (Amendment) Bill 2016: Second Stage [Private Members] (2 Mar 2017) See 3 other results from this debate

Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire: ...which I recently came across. On 15 February, at the UN Convention of Equality Against Women in Geneva a representative from the Department of Justice and Equality stated that Taoiseach made an apology to the survivors of the Magdalen laundries and did so despite the fact that in the McAleese report there was no finding that the State had any liability. The Tánaiste and Minister for...

Topical Issue Matters (2 Mar 2017)

Pat Gallagher: ...of mobile telephone service providers; (11) Deputies Mattie McGrath and Kathleen Funchion - the closure of the Clonmel to Dublin Bus Éireann route; (12) Deputy Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire - the site of the last Magdalen laundry on Sean McDermott Street, Dublin; (13) Deputy Eoin Ó Broin - the need for occupational therapists in the Health Service Executive community health...

Topical Issue Matters (28 Feb 2017)

Eugene Murphy: ...Margaret Murphy O'Mahony - the Grace foster care case; (16) Deputy Imelda Munster - respite care wheelchair access at St. John of God's in Drumcar, County Louth; (17) Deputy Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire - the site of the last Magdalen laundry on Sean McDermott Street; and (18) Deputy Declan Breathnach - the services provided at the St. John of God's facility in Drumcar, County Louth. The...

Written Answers — Department of Justice and Equality: Magdalen Laundries (28 Feb 2017)

Brendan Howlin: 102. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if her Department has issued any alerts to Irish embassies since October 2014 on the Magdalene restorative justice scheme; if not, the reason this is the case; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [9607/17]

Written Answers — Department of Justice and Equality: Restorative Justice (28 Feb 2017) See 8 other results from this answer

Jim O'Callaghan: 109. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of women that have applied to the restorative justice scheme for survivors of the Magdalen laundries. [9731/17]

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