Magdalene Laundry

Irish Examiner: ‘€23m in redress paid to Magdalene Laundry Survivors’

Some 624 women held in Magdalene laundries have to date received a lump sum payment of more than €23m under a government redress scheme.

The payments work out at an average of €36,858.

According to Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald, some 807 applications have been received under the Magdalene Laundries Restorative Justice Ex-Gratia Scheme.

She said 103 applications were refused, as the women had not been admitted to one of the 12 specified institutions.

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If you or someone you know was resident in a Magdalene Laundry in Ireland, please get in touch with IWSSN to find out more about this redress scheme. Call us on: 0207 267 9997 or email: