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Written Answers — Department of Justice and Equality: Residential Institutions Redress Scheme (7 Dec 2017) See 1 other result from this answer

Jim O'Callaghan: 110. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if his Department has written to each applicant to the Magdalen restorative justice scheme that was rejected and asserted a longer duration of stay than was accepted by his Department to advise them of their right to reapply in view of the Ombudsman's recent report, Opportunity Lost, on his Department's administration of...

Ceisteanna - Questions (Resumed) - Priority Questions: Magdalen Laundries (5 Dec 2017) See 4 other results from this debate

Jim O'Callaghan: We can all agree that the incarceration of women in Magdalen laundries was one of the most shameful periods of Irish history. It reflected badly on all aspects of Irish society. However, on 19 February 2013, it looked like we had turned over a new leaf with the then Taoiseach, Deputy Enda Kenny, issuing a public and heartfelt apology on behalf of the State to the women who were...

Written Answers — Department of Justice and Equality: Magdalen Laundries Report (5 Dec 2017)

Jim O'Callaghan: 65. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the steps he plans to take further to the recommendations of the Ombudsman’s report on the Magdalen restorative justice scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51696/17]

Written Answers — Department of Justice and Equality: Magdalen Laundries (5 Dec 2017)

Maureen O'Sullivan: 78. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if his Department received a list of 107 women in the Galway Magdalen laundry in 1952 from the diocese of Galway in 2014 after being informed of its existence by a person (details supplied); the way in which he will ensure access to material for victims and their representatives as per the recommendation of UNCAT issued 11...

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

Clare Daly: 107. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if his Department will accept the criticisms and recommendations of the Ombudsman report opportunity lost into the Magdalen restorative justice scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51323/17]

Joint Oireachtas Committee on the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution: Termination in Cases of Foetal Abnormality: Mr. Peter Thompson, Birmingham Women's and Children's Hospital (29 Nov 2017)

Catherine Murphy: ...the fact that the legal and health care systems in the UK cater for a significant number of Irish women, and has done so for decades. Given our experience with mother and baby homes and Magdalen laundries, we are not in a position to be shouting from the rooftop in terms of how women have been treated in this country. I want to ask Mr. Thompson about future proofing. I take the point...

Seanad: Commencement Matters: Home Care Packages Provision (29 Nov 2017)

Maire Devine: ...put into institutional care, along with her small sister of two years old. She had an horrific childhood, with horrors we can only imagine and which we have heard of through the years about the Magdalen laundries. She protected her small sister and got out of there at the age of 16, never to return. She married happily and has children of her own. She is blind. She asked her children...

Written Answers — Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection: Social Welfare Schemes (29 Nov 2017)

Regina Doherty: ...xfa;s -Job Initiative -Back to Work Enterprise Allowance -Gateway -Back to Work Family Dividend -Disability Allowance -Blind Pension -Carer's Allowance -Domiciliary Care Allowance -Guardian's Payment (non-con) -Magdalen Commission Scheme Social Insurance schemes -State Pension (Contributory) -Widow(er)s' Surviving Civil Partners Pension (Contributory) -Occupational Injuries Death Benefit...

Topical Issue Matters (28 Nov 2017)

Pat Gallagher: ...medical officer and the restoration of respite services at St. Patrick's community hospital, Fermoy, County Cork; (10) Deputy Clare Daly - the publication of the Ombudsman's report into the administration of the Magdalen restorative justice scheme; (11) Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett - the EPA report on Ireland's increased CO2 emissions and reliance on fossil fuels; (12) Deputy Mick Wallace -...

Leaders' Questions (28 Nov 2017)

Mick Wallace: ...so much and yet the Department is prepared to go down blind alleys with it that will incur huge costs for the State. We listened to the Ombudsman recently reprimand the Department for its handling of the Magdalen redress scheme. It is mad stuff. I do not know for how much longer the Taoiseach will be in office. I do not know how in God's name he will rebuild the toxic relationship...

Questions on Promised Legislation (23 Nov 2017) See 1 other result from this debate

Mary Lou McDonald: ...Government makes numerous commitments to older people, empowering women, protecting children and young people and equality and inclusiveness. It appears that when it comes to the survivors of the Magdalen laundries all of these worthy commitments go out the window. Following a comprehensive investigation into the administration of the Magdalen restorative justice scheme, the Ombudsman...

Seanad: Order of Business (23 Nov 2017)

Maire Devine: ...a report, Opportunity Lost, by the Ombudsman, Peter Tyndall, which has been just been published. The report criticises aspects of the Department of Justice and Equality's administration of the Magdalen restorative justice scheme. Mr. Tyndall indicates that the Department of Justice and Equality would have been aware of links between the units where women lived and the Magdalenes. The...

Multi-Party Actions Bill 2017: Second Stage (14 Nov 2017)

Mick Barry: ...would relate to people dealing with profit-hungry developers who have ripped them off on the pyrite scandal. It would also relate to the State which has treated people scandalously in the likes of the Magdalen laundries and so on. It is telling that we do not have class action legislation of this kind in the State. The absence of legislation such as this says a lot about the Fianna...

Seanad: Commencement Matters: Pensions Reform (24 Oct 2017)

James Reilly: ...very little money in this country in the heat of the crash we ensured that victims of symphisiotomy were compensated. I was there as Minister for Health to make it happen. We also addressed the Magdalen laundries issue and established a commission of inquiry into the mother and baby home in Tuam. Those were all issues that primarily affect women. Men are affected as well but not to the...

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...

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