Just seven of the 97 women who applied to the widened Magdalene redress scheme have received a payment. In response to a parliamentary question from Independent TD Catherine Connolly, Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan said 97 applications for redress had been made under the widened scheme. These comprise 52 applications refused under the original scheme and which may now be eligible, and a further 45 new applications. Of the 97 applications, seven received redress payments. One applicant, who previously received an award under the redress scheme, has been informed that she is not eligible for a further payment, under the widened scheme.
Source: Irish Examiner March 16, 2019 04:30 UTC