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Magdalene Laundry*

Magdalene-LaundryThe details the redress payments for women who were in the Magdalene Laundries, St Mary’s Training Centre Stanhope Street and House of Mercy Training School, Summerhill, Wexford have been announced following the publication of the Justice Quirke’s Report. Survivors of the Magdalene Laundries are to receive an ex gratia lump-sum payments where qualification is “not dependent on proof of any hardship, injury or abuse” and will see women receiving payments of up to €100,000, depending on their length of stay at the institutions. The full report can be read at www.justice.ie.

Our Firm has considerable experience in dealing with cases involving survivors of institutional abuse and would be happy to assist any person who wishes to investigate whether they or someone they know has an entitlement. Please contact us at the earliest possible opportunity. All enquires will be dealt with in a confidential and sensitive manner and without any obligation.

The Taoiseach Enda Kenny on behalf of the State, the Government and the citizens of Ireland has made an unreserved apology to all the former Magdalene Laundry residents for the hurt done to them and any stigma they suffered as a result of the time they spent in a Magdalene Laundry. The Government purposes setting up a compensation/support scheme. Our Firm has considerable experience in dealing with cases involving survivors of institutional abuse and would be happy to assist any person who wishes to investigate whether they or someone they know has an entitlement. Please contact us at the earliest possible opportunity. All enquires will be dealt with in a confidential and sensitive manner and without any obligation.

* In contentious business, a solicitor may not calculate fees or other charges as a percentage or proportion of any award or settlement.

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