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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...

Seanad: Second Interim Report of the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes and Certain Related Matters: Statements (17 May 2017)

Alice Mary Higgins: ...and record we care to read and in every place in the ground we have been asked to look. If we do not know that abuse or neglect took place, for what did the Taoiseach apologise to the survivors of Magdalen laundries? We know there has been abuse and neglect. The task of the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes is to determine the extent, depth and various awful...

Seanad: Second Interim Report of the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes and Certain Related Matters: Statements (Resumed) (17 May 2017)

Katherine Zappone: ...Devine about the 2012 report, the files were surrendered to the HSE when the homes were closed. The information in question was examined by the HSE as part of its input to the examination of the Magdalen laundries. All the issues of concern, which I share, are within the remit of the current commission. It is important to point out that these serious concerns about high death rates and...

Seanad: Migrant Integration Strategy: Statements (16 May 2017)

Frances Black: ...on a for-profit basis. Last year, eight companies were paid €43.5 million to provide these centres. Is this the best use of our resources? As we try to come to terms with the abuse inflicted on people in the mother and baby homes, the Magdalen laundries and other State and religious institutions, we often look back and ask ourselves how this happened. This is how it happens. It...

Written Answers — Department of Justice and Equality: Magdalen Laundries (16 May 2017)

Catherine Connolly: ...Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality further to Parliamentary Question No. 98 of 8 February 2017, the position regarding the investigation of the Ombudsman into the administration of the Magdalen redress scheme; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [22918/17]

Public Accounts Committee: 2015 Annual Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General and Appropriations Account
Vote 24 - Justice and Equality
Chapter 6 - Procurement and Management of Contracts for Direct Provision
(11 May 2017)

...programme also provided for expenditure of over €10 million on commissions and inquiries, details of which are set out in note 6.3 to the account.  The committee may also wish to note spending under this programme of €5.45 million in respect of the Magdalen fund, as against a funding provision for the year of €11.5 million. Across the Vote, salaries accounted...

Public Accounts Committee: 2015 Annual Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General and Appropriations Account (Resumed)
Vote 24 - Justice and Equality (Resumed)
Chapter 6 - Procurement and Management of Contracts for Direct Provision (Resumed)
(11 May 2017) See 2 other results from this debate

Alan Farrell: Would Mr. Waters give us more information on the prospect of resolution of the 25 cases with capacity problems in the Magdalen fund?

Topical Issue Debate: UN Committees (4 May 2017)

Mick Wallace: ...to Ireland's abortion laws. The same committee on the elimination of all forms of discrimination against women has called for an independent investigation into Ireland's mother and baby homes and Magdalen laundries, saying that victims should get appropriate compensation and official apologies. We are probably not the best to be throwing stones at anyone but Saudi Arabia is in a...

Written Answers — Department of Justice and Equality: Magdalen Laundries (4 May 2017)

Catherine Connolly: 73. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality further to Parliamentary Questions Nos. 97 and 98 of 8 February 2017, if she will clarify her statement (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [21307/17]

Written Answers — Department of Justice and Equality: Residential Institutions Redress Scheme Eligibility (4 May 2017)

Frances Fitzgerald: The Magdalen Restorative Justice Ex-gratia scheme applies to 10 Magdalen institutions and 2 specific training schools. It does not extend beyond those institutions and there are no plans to extend it beyond those institutions. As the legal proceedings to which the Deputy refers are ongoing, I am restricted from commenting in detail on the matters raised.

Standing Order 27: Motion (2 May 2017)

Bríd Smith: ...of what we might do would be silly were it not for the Tuam babies, the national maternity hospital and the Sisters of Charity, repeal the eighth and the Citizens' Assembly, the legacy of the Magdalen laundries, the Christian Brothers and the persecution that people suffered in this country, Savita Halappanavar, Ms X and Ms Y. The list goes on and on. The outcome of the Citizens'...

Written Answers — Department of Justice and Equality: Residential Institutions Redress Scheme (2 May 2017)

Frances Fitzgerald: I presume that the Deputy is specifically referring to the Magdalen Restorative Justice Ex-gratia Scheme which is administered in my Department and the Residential Institutions Redress Scheme which is administered in the Department of Education and Skills. In relation to the Magdalen Restorative Justice Ex-gratia Scheme, the position is that my predecessor as Minister for Justice and...

Public Accounts Committee: Special Report No. 96 of the Comptroller and Auditor General: Child Abuse Inquiry and Redress (13 Apr 2017) See 1 other result from this debate

Catherine Connolly: I would like to think that but then we fast-forward to 2009 and we have the Minister for Education and Science of the time making a statement in the Dáil that the State had no input into the Magdalen laundries. That has since been disproved and we have had the Magdalen report. Now we are up to the mother and baby homes and again the State is doing its damnedest. My question to Mr....

Seanad: Order of Business (12 Apr 2017) See 1 other result from this debate

Maire Devine: .... The report is an attempt at washing Ireland's dirtiest open secret - our concentration camps, our babies for adoption factories and our slave trade. Look at the length of time it took for the Magdalen women to be given an apology. They were made to beg for years. Even now, what was promised remains to be fulfilled. As the final report is not due to be published until next year,...

Select Committee on Justice and Equality: Estimates for Public Services 2017
Vote 16 - Valuation Office (Revised)
Vote 20 - An Garda Síochána (Revised)
Vote 21 - Prisons (Revised)
Vote 22 - Courts Service (Revised)
Vote 23 - Property Registration Authority (Revised)
Vote 24 - Justice and Equality (Revised)
Vote 25 - Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (Revised)
Vote 41 - Policing Authority (Revised)
(12 Apr 2017) See 1 other result from this debate

Frances Fitzgerald: ...also provided for under this programme, including the media campaign around domestic violence. I recently had a meeting with the stakeholders in this area and we are in ongoing discussion with them in regard to roll-out of the programme over the next few years. Programme C provides funding for the Legal Aid Board, the Magdalen fund and the costs associated with commissions and special...

Seanad: Order of Business (11 Apr 2017)

Frances Black: ...thousands of people in direct provision throughout this country is nothing short of a scandal. A country coming to terms with the awful abuse inflicted on people in the mother and baby homes, the Magdalen laundries and other State and religious institutions is now sowing the seeds for future shame. The treatment of people fleeing some of the worst abuses around the world is shameful....

Direct Provision: Statements (30 Mar 2017) See 4 other results from this debate

Richard Boyd Barrett: ...of children living for years in this system of direct provision is a scandal beyond scandals. It is not an exaggeration to say that allowing this to persist is on a par with industrial schools and the Magdalen laundries. Tinkering around and reforms, while they may improve things marginally, are just not good enough. The key here is the issue of right to work that has already been...

Written Answers — Department of Justice and Equality: Magdalen Laundries Report (30 Mar 2017)

Maureen O'Sullivan: 15. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality when the archive of the interdepartmental committee on the Magdalen laundries will be made available. [15637/17]

Written Answers — Department of Justice and Equality: Magdalen Laundries (30 Mar 2017)

Jim O'Callaghan: 52. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the steps she will take to ensure the 19 women who have received awards under the ex-gratia scheme for survivors of the Magdalen laundries receive payment promptly and notwithstanding the fact that assisted capacity legislation has not yet commenced; and if she will refer all cases to the national advocacy service for representation. [15665/17]

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