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Written Answers — Department of Justice and Equality: Magdalen Laundries (13 Mar 2019)

Mary Lou McDonald: ...;naiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the action he will take to address the failure by the restorative justice unit to provide a provisional offer for redress to 14 survivors of the High Park Magdalen laundry which was in operation into the 1980s. [12554/19]

Written Answers — Department of Justice and Equality: Magdalen Laundries Report (12 Mar 2019)

Catherine Connolly: 43. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the number of applications in respect of an award under the terms of the addendum to the Magdalen restorative justice ex gratia scheme; the number of persons granted an award; the number of persons awaiting a decision in respect of their application; the reason therefor; the number of persons considered ineligible for an...

Written Answers — Department of Justice and Equality: Magdalen Laundries (26 Feb 2019)

Catherine Connolly: ...and Minister for Justice and Equality further to Parliamentary Questions Nos. 436 of 6 November 2018 and 127 of 24 January 2019, the status of an application by a person (details supplied) to the Magdalen restorative justice ex gratia scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9519/19]

Fourth Interim Report of the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes: Statements (Resumed) (21 Feb 2019) See 1 other result from this debate

Mick Wallace: ...responsibility and someone being held accountable. Until we do that, the State continues to drag people through more traumas and cruelty every day. We saw the awful way in which a small group of Magdalen survivors were wrongfully excluded from the redress scheme and the Government was heavily criticised by the Ombudsman for that exclusion. It was unjustifiable and, in a similar way, the...

Written Answers — Department of Children and Youth Affairs: Mother and Baby Homes Inquiries (13 Feb 2019) See 1 other result from this answer

Bernard Durkan: 205. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the position relating to occupants of the various mother and baby homes ,including the Magdalen laundries, Bethany Home and others; if compensation has been paid, is pending or otherwise; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [7397/19]

Ceisteanna - Questions: Urban Renewal Schemes (12 Feb 2019) See 1 other result from this debate

Leo Varadkar: I will pick up on a few of the questions that were asked by Deputies. I note the Deputies' comments and will respond to their direct questions. Deputy Ellis asked about the Magdalen laundry site. As Deputies will be aware, Dublin City Council voted against the sale of the former convent and laundry on Sean MacDermott Street. The proposed plans were for the development of a hotel and...

Written Answers — Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection: Social Welfare Benefits Eligibility (12 Feb 2019)

Regina Doherty: ...by the Residential Institutions Statutory Fund Board is also disregarded for social welfare means test purposes. In addition, ex gratia payments made to women who were admitted to and worked in the Magdalen Laundries, or through the Symphysiotomy Payment Scheme are also disregarded. All compensation or court awards which are not specifically provided for in social welfare legislation...

Fourth Interim Report of the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes: Statements (7 Feb 2019)

Catherine Connolly: ...has been utterly aware that something was seriously wrong in respect of mother and baby homes throughout the country. Much of that documentation and knowledge came from the McAleese inquiry into the Magdalen laundries. While it was not his brief to look into that, all of the information came to the surface, which may be a bad choice of words. I note the principal social worker for...

Written Answers — Department of Justice and Equality: Magdalen Laundries (24 Jan 2019)

Catherine Connolly: 127. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality further to Parliamentary Question No. 436 of 6 November 2018, the status of an application by a person (details supplied) to the Magdalen restorative justice ex gratia scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3512/19]

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs: Why the Arts Matter: Discussion (23 Jan 2019)

Alice Mary Higgins: ...although I know we need direct central funding as well as that kind of levy. The benefit is also seen in science, creative thinking, relationships and difficult conversations, such as in the Magdalen laundries, where many tough issues did not come through until they were faced and confronted through the arts. It also makes for better politics. The international power and considerable...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Joint Meeting of the Joint Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine and the Joint Committee on Rural and Community Development
Common Agricultural Policy: Discussion
(22 Jan 2019)

Willie Penrose: .... We cannot sleepwalk along the same old road we have walked for the past 20 or 30 years. The cap on payments is absolutely correct. I remember being ostracised for proposing it in the 1990s. I knew what Mary Magdalen felt like because I was ostracised from everything. I was always of the view that it was not a rich bed. I knew the objectives of the CAP back in the 1970s and they...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Rural and Community Development: Joint Meeting of the Joint Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine and the Joint Committee on Rural and Community Development
Common Agricultural Policy: Discussion
(22 Jan 2019)

Willie Penrose: .... We cannot sleepwalk along the same old road we have walked for the past 20 or 30 years. The cap on payments is absolutely correct. I remember being ostracised for proposing it in the 1990s. I knew what Mary Magdalen felt like because I was ostracised from everything. I was always of the view that it was not a rich bed. I knew the objectives of the CAP back in the 1970s and they...

Irish Nationality and Citizenship (Restoration of Birthright Citizenship) Bill 2017: Second Stage [Private Members] (17 Jan 2019)

Mick Barry: ...their parents seeking asylum here. In 20 or 30 years' time, when the history books are written, people will look back at the direct provision centres the Minister presides over as being no better than the Magdalen laundries and industrial schools of the past. They are the modern day versions of those places. Direct provision centres and the citizenship referendum go hand in hand. It is...

Centenary of 1918 General Election: Statements (13 Dec 2018)

Catherine Connolly: ...the male-dominated medical profession to defeat the most basic mother and baby scheme in 1951. It created the Ireland of the institutions, the legacy of which we are still dealing with. It was the Ireland of the Magdalen laundries, industrial schools and mother and baby homes. It gave us the Ireland of inequality which allowed men up to 65 to disinherit their wives completely. It...

Statute of Limitations (Amendment) Bill 2018: Second Stage [Private Members] (11 Dec 2018)

Louise O'Reilly: ...State to examine the issue because of these parallels. Day after day we come in here and talk about scandals of the past. We all nod our heads and say: "We are absolutely certain that it will not happen again." We talk about the Magdalen laundries yet we have direct provision. Now we are talking about a historical injustice but actually the same injustice is being perpetuated. The...

Written Answers — Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection: Social Welfare Schemes Data (11 Dec 2018)

Regina Doherty: ...860 0 Back to Education Allowance* 8,390 839 Back to Work Family Dividend 7,050 0 Disability Allowance 141,450 0 Blind Pension 1,205 0 Carer's Allowance 78,715 0 Domiciliary Care Allowance** 38,810 0 Guardian's Payment (non-con) 545 0 Working Family Payment 0 53,732 Magdalene Commission Scheme 405 0 Subtotal Assistance 578,900 101,685 State...

Health (Regulation of Termination of Pregnancy) Bill 2018: Report Stage (Resumed) (4 Dec 2018)

Joan Burton: ...written by some clever lawyer, rather than the Deputies here. We all use lawyers to help us with the drafting of amendments. Are these drafters the successors of the people who locked women in Magdalen laundries and put their children in orphanages and industrial schools? It took a very long time before this House even addressed those issues. Are we really using that same language...

Written Answers — Department of Children and Youth Affairs: Ministerial Meetings (4 Dec 2018)

Katherine Zappone: ...re Illegal Adoptions Dublin 31-May Attending Launch of South Dublin County Council's new LGBTQ+ Staff Network Dublin 01-Jun Visiting St Joseph's Special School Dublin 06-Jun Attending Dublin Honours Magdalene Supper Dublin 07-Jun Opening Early Years Strategy Open Policy Debate (Early Years Strategy) Dublin 08-Jun Visiting to Ballyroan Boys National School Dublin 21-Jun Gay...

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