Thursday November 26, 2020

Government takes steps to make things right

Junior minister Kathleen Lynch believes that a case-by-case compensation scheme will be enacted for the survivors of the Magdalen Laundries, writes Niamh Connolly.

17th February, 2013
Maureen Sullivan and Marina Gambold, two of the surviving women who worked in the Magdalen Laundries. Photo: Photocall

The government expects the religious congregations that ran the Magdalen Laundries to agree a joint compensation scheme for the survivors, according to Kathleen Lynch, the minister of state at the Department of Justice.

In an interview with this newspaper, the minister said she expected Taoiseach Enda Kenny to make a state apology in the Dáil on Tuesday to the surviving women who had worked in the laundries, many of whom are elderly.

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