Thursday, 2 May 2013

Questions (14)

Seamus Kirk


14. Deputy Seamus Kirk asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the status of the Justice Quirke report on the operation of the Magdalen laundries redress fund; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20777/13]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

Mr Justice Quirke has been asked to advise on the establishment of a scheme for the benefit of those women who were admitted to and worked in a Magdalen Laundry and to examine how best to operate, as part of that scheme, necessary supports for women who have been in a Magdalen Laundry. It is a matter for Mr Justice Quirke to decide independently how he will carry out his examination. He was invited in February to submit his report within three months. When his recommendations have been received, the Government will consider the matter and decide how best to implement a scheme.