Minister for Justice needs to explain to the Dáil administration of Magdalene Scheme

The Cork

29 January 2017
By Tom O’Sullivan

Sinn Féin TD for Cork South Central Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire has called on the Justice Minister to address the Dáil to explain the manner in which the Magdalene Redress scheme is being administered.

Deputy Ó Laoghaire made the call following the revelation that the Department of Justice is to be probed by the Ombudsman after evidence suggesting maladministration surfaced.

This follows the adjournment of proceedings by two women suing over their exclusion from the scheme on Thursday.

“When announced, the Magdalene Redress Scheme had a number of serious failings and while redress was not unwelcome, it is not the same as compensation; a great deal of other actions should have been taken for justice to truly be delivered,” he said.

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