Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan will brief Cabinet today of his intention to fully implement the Ombudsman’s recommendations on the Magdalene laundries redress scheme. Last November, the Ombudsman, Peter Tyndall, published a scathing a report into the scheme, which found that the Department of Justice had wrongly refused some Magdalene laundry survivors access to redress payments. On foot of that meeting, Mr Flanagan will today brief Cabinet of his intention to bring forward proposals to fully implement the ombudsman’s recommendations. A memo will be brought to Cabinet in the next couple of months with finalised plans for implementation. Many of the women excluded from the redress scheme were in the An Grianán training centre in the High Park Magdalene Laundry in Dublin.
Source: Irish Examiner April 16, 2018 23:03 UTC