The Department of Justice has said it now accepts that “on the balance of probabilities”, 14 women with whom it was in dispute did work in the High Park Magdalene Laundry post-1980. These women also wrote directly to Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan asking that he personally intervene and instruct officials in the RJU to provide them with redress. They pointed out that the order’s claim that women did not work in An Grianán after 1980 was “incorrect”. In a statement, the Department of Justice said that, after interviews with four of the affected women, it accepted women who were in An Grianán post-1980 were likely to have also worked in the laundry. Two of the women have now received offers while the other two women will receive them “shortly”.
Source: Irish Examiner April 16, 2019 04:41 UTC