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Magdalen Laundries Issues

Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 10 December 2013

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Questions (103)

Maureen O'Sullivan

Question:

103. Deputy Maureen O'Sullivan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the position regarding forthcoming legislation which is part of the redress scheme for Magdalen women; the consideration that will be given in the legislation to the health needs of the surviving women who live outside the State; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [52552/13]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

Legislation is required in order to implement Judge Quirke's recommendation with regard to the provision of medical services to the women who were admitted to and worked in the relevant institutions. My Department in consultation with the Department of Health are working on the preparation of the necessary legislation. The issue of providing medical services to women, eligible under the scheme, who reside outside the State will be considered by the Minister for Health.

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