Magdalen Laundries RJ Scheme Announced

On 26th June Minister Shatter and Minister Lynch announced a scheme of payments for women who were admitted to and worked in the Magdalen Laundries. This follows the publication of the report by Justice Quirke, President of the Law Reform Commission, on the establishment of an ex-gratia scheme and supports for the women affected. The payments and other recommendations being implemented are also intended by way of restorative justice to address the women’s “needs and interests”.