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Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation (15 Nov 2018)

Joan Burton: There was a welcome recent announcement by the Department of Justice and Equality on the extension of the scheme for women who worked in Magdalen laundries to those who were excluded from the first scheme. I was disappointed to discover that women are being asked to provide evidence of having worked. I am sure the Tánaiste knows that many of the laundries do not have records. The...

Dublin (North Inner City) Development Authority Bill 2018: Second Stage [Private Members] (14 Nov 2018) See 1 other result from this debate

Mary Lou McDonald: .... The Department of Justice and Equality and Dublin City Council have failed to deliver on their commitment to develop an appropriate memorial at the Seán McDermott Street site to the women who survived the Magdalen laundries. This particular failure is truly astounding and gives an insight into the sometimes shallow response by the State when acknowledging the horrific treatment...

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Direct Provision System (14 Nov 2018) See 3 other results from this debate

John Brady: The Minister of State missed the key point. I did not describe the centres as Magdalen laundries. Rather, the NGOs which deal with refugees seeking protection in this State did so. They are right to point out that direct provision centres are the modern-day equivalent of Magdalen laundries. The problem is that the Government is turning to the private sector to address the accommodation...

An tOrd Gnó (Atógáil) - Order of Business (Resumed) (13 Nov 2018)

John Brady: ...serious issues regarding direct provision. Does the Taoiseach share the concerns of those NGOs and are there going to be changes and a move away from the shameful use of what are described as the Magdalene laundries of our day?

Written Answers — Department of Justice and Equality: Magdalen Laundries (13 Nov 2018)

Mary Lou McDonald: ...the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality when primary legislation will be introduced in order to extend the medical card and other health-related supports to the surviving women of the Magdalen laundries who have previously been excluded from the redress scheme due to the fact that they were recorded as being admitted to a different institution closely associated with their...

Written Answers — Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection: Social Welfare Benefits Payments (13 Nov 2018)

Regina Doherty: ...Allowance Back to Education 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 State Pension (Contributory) Widow(er)s' Surviving Civil Partners Pension (Con) Occupational Injuries Death Benefit Deserted Wife's Benefit Partial Capacity Benefit...

Ábhair Shaincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Matters (7 Nov 2018)

Seán Ó Fearghaíl: ...of which notice has been given under Standing Order 29A and the name of the Member in each case: (1) Deputies Clare Daly and Catherine Connolly - delays in the payments to women who worked in Magdalen laundries under the redress scheme; (2) Deputy James Browne - the funding for St. Aidan's care services in Gorey, County Wexford; (3) Deputy Fergus O'Dowd - the protocols in place for...

Ábhair Shaincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Matters (6 Nov 2018)

Pat Gallagher: ...closure of Tyrrelstown schools; (10) Deputy Fiona O'Loughlin - to discuss the impact of the M7 roadworks on commuters; (11) Deputy Clare Daly - to discuss the delays in the payments of the Magdalen redress scheme; (12) Deputy Mick Barry - to discuss delays in the construction of the Cork event centre; (13) Deputies Bernard J. Durkan and Martin Heydon - to discuss the next stage of...

Ceisteanna - Questions: Departmental Operations (6 Nov 2018) See 1 other result from this debate

Leo Varadkar: There were many questions asked and I will do my best to answer as many as I can. With regard to the Magdalen redress scheme, the Government accepted the Ombudsman's report last May. The Minister for Justice and Equality and I met the Ombudsman after he gave evidence at the joint committee. I was struck by his evidence. He is a mild mannered man, not given to condemnation, and when...

Written Answers — Department of Justice and Equality: Magdalen Laundries (6 Nov 2018)

Catherine Connolly: 435. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality when the recommendation by the Ombudsman to extend the Magdalen laundry redress scheme to women that worked as children in Magdalen laundries will be implemented; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [45587/18]

Tuam Mother and Baby Home: Statements (25 Oct 2018)

Catherine Connolly: ...2009, is still empty. The Department is now completing a geophysical survey and we do not know its results. There is an intimate connection between this institution and the mother and baby home in Tuam. In the course of the Magdalen inquiry under then Senator McAleese, a great deal of information emerged. I have highlighted this to the Minister before now. Many Deputies were given...

Finance Bill 2018: Second Stage (Resumed) (23 Oct 2018)

Tommy Broughan: ...estimated it would cost €20 per week. All the Minister did this year was set up a study that will cost €300,000. However, I welcome the increase in the home carer tax credit from €1,200 to €1,500. I also welcome sections 5 and 6 with regard to compensation payments for the victims of the Magdalen laundries and others and benefit-in-kind relief for our...

Finance Bill 2018: Second Stage (23 Oct 2018)

Paschal Donohoe: ...the amount in excess of €50,000. Under section 14, I propose amending section 205A of the Taxes Consolidation Act 1997 to extend the same tax treatment for awards under the restorative justice process to women who were resident in institutions associated with the Magdalen laundries. Section 15 is a technical amendment, while section 16 introduces new accelerated capital...

Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions (23 Oct 2018) See 1 other result from this debate

Leo Varadkar: ...Cabinet accepted her recommendations today. I would like to give the Minister the opportunity to outline her recommendations in detail at 3 p.m. when she is able to do so. With regard to the Magdalen redress scheme, the Government's intention is to comply with and implement the Ombudsman's recommendations on the scheme, which is to extend the scheme to a wider group of women who did...

Health (Regulation of Termination of Pregnancy) Bill 2018: Second Stage (Resumed) (17 Oct 2018)

Lisa Chambers: ...that women in this country have made in that period, the debate on abortion has forced us to look back over a long and dark history when women suffered terribly. If we look at the atrocities of the Magdalene laundries, the Tuam mother and baby home and other homes, we realise that it was not so long ago. That was the very recent past. I think that we have actually reached a critical...

Ceisteanna - Questions: Community Development Initiatives (16 Oct 2018)

Brendan Howlin: ...on Seán McDermott Street. That capital project is long overdue. Other major projects include the Rutland Street school, which is to be a multipurpose facility with a community base for the area; the Magdalen convent and its grounds; and the magnificent but dilapidated Aldborough House, which I understand is subject to separate planning. When will we see these projects taking shape?...

Written Answers — Department of Justice and Equality: Magdalen Laundries Report (16 Oct 2018)

Mary Lou McDonald: 310. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the actions he has taken to implement recommendation No. 6 of the Magdalen commission report (details supplied). [42274/18]

Financial Resolutions 2019 - Budget Statement 2019 (9 Oct 2018)

Paschal Donohoe: ...years ahead offer many opportunities for policing in Ireland. I am allocating, therefore, an additional €60 million in current expenditure to the broader justice sector to: provide additional asylum accommodation; widen the Magdalen scheme; fund reforms within the Department of Justice and Equality and the Courts Service; address pressures on criminal legal aid and in prisons, and...

Health (Regulation of Termination of Pregnancy) Bill 2018: Second Stage (4 Oct 2018)

Stephen Donnelly: ...in their totality. Let us make sure the needed resources are provided more broadly for women's health. We have had CervicalCheck, symphysiotomy, Portiuncula Hospital, the Tuam mother and baby home and the Magdalen laundries. Scandal after scandal in healthcare in this country has related to women's health and, in the main, to women's reproductive health. It must stop. Let us also...

Written Answers — Department of Justice and Equality: Public Relations Contracts Expenditure (2 Oct 2018)

Charles Flanagan: ...€3,800.70 Anti-Human Trafficking - Blue blindfold campaign materials LogoPrint 13 August 2018 €1,003.68 PR Consultancy (professional fee) [Jun ’18 – Jul ‘18] Commission on the Future of Policing in Ireland Drury Porter Novelli 01 September 2018 €37,945.81 Media buying services for National Awareness Campaign on Domestic Violence PHD Media...

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