Compensate the Magdalene Women

cactusflower

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Mannix Flynn says on the VB Show that Magdalene Women will not be allowed to go the the Redress Board.

These women were illegally deprived of their liberty and enslaved.

What possible justification can there be for not compensating them in full for the damages they suffered ?

http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2009/0918/1224254799965.html


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Mannix Flynn says on the VB Show that Magdalene Women will not be allowed to go the the Redress Board.

These women were illegally deprived of their liberty and enslaved.

What possible justification can there be for not compensating them in full for the damages they suffered ?
None. But thanks to our cowardly and spineless government, well...
 

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They should also sue the Gardaí who collaborated with the Sisters by capturing girls who had escaped from the laundries.
 

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I can't understand how they've got away with this. Is it because there's no such thing as class action in Irish law ? Is that correct ?

A good class action against the Orders and the State should give them a decent and secure old age.
 

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Mannix Flynn says on the VB Show that Magdalene Women will not be allowed to go the the Redress Board.

These women were illegally deprived of their liberty and enslaved.

What possible justification can there be for not compensating them in full for the damages they suffered ?
Those women deserve compensation - but in this country only the wrong doers get protected.
 

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A recent episode of Waking the Dead revolved around a magdalene laundry so it's not just in this country that people are aware of the brutality and injustice meted out to those women.
 

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They deserve compensation. Something must be done to help them.
 

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They shouldn't have to be grilled and interrogated like the victims of sexual abuse were: just paid the money they should have been paid, index-linked, plus compensation for loss of liberty.
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Also the mental torture due to what they experienced cannot be compensated for in monetary terms. It's a disgrace that we are still ignoring them.
 

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Investigate and charge any suspect still alive; if convicted, imprison and bill the Order or the diocese for the cost of imprisonment. Take all of the order's property, liquidate it, and use it for redress. These people who perpetrated class-war and state sanctioned slavery must be face the consquences.
 

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I can't understand how they've got away with this.
Probably cos we are run and always have been run by a conservative elite clique who always, always protect each other . These people more often than not , harbour some unpleasant views about working class women as some may have seen on 'vincent Brown' last night , which explained a hell of a lot about this country ,past and present imo.
 
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The government will do nothing for these women (my cousin is one of them). The government will do nothing except look after its own. To hell with the government! Time for some vigilante action? Maybe someone should take something back from these orders?
 

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Remember what Michael Noonan did to Brigid McCole, Governments don't do common sense.
 

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It shoud also be investigated what part the Gardai played in arresting those ladiies
 

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Probably cos we are run and always have been run by a conservative elite clique who always, always protect each other.
Absolutely correct. Magadalene survivors MUST be given compensation and the nuns that acted as guards in these places MUST be prosecuted!
 

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Investigate and charge any suspect still alive; if convicted, imprison and bill the Order or the diocese for the cost of imprisonment. Take all of the order's property, liquidate it, and use it for redress. These people who perpetrated class-war and state sanctioned slavery must be face the consquences.
And shut down the Church while you're at it. Make all Catholics wear little stars on their arms and force them to have secret Masses underground.
 

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The church and its little serfs in the Irish government must have their backs put to a wall. If the Irish State cannot do the right thing now even when the filthy history of that organisation in our country has been exposed then there is every justification for taking action outside a politically hamstrung legal system.

Its the church's choice.
 

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The church and its little serfs in the Irish government must have their backs put to a wall. If the Irish State cannot do the right thing now even when the filthy history of that organisation in our country has been exposed then there is every justification for taking action outside a politically hamstrung legal system.

Its the church's choice.
What are you going to do? Attempt to interrupt Mass?

You'll find that where wrong-doing has occured, no Catholic has any problem with ensuring that victim gets full recompense.
 
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The church and its little serfs in the Irish government must have their backs put to a wall. If the Irish State cannot do the right thing now even when the filthy history of that organisation in our country has been exposed then there is every justification for taking action outside a politically hamstrung legal system.

Its the church's choice.
SO is this an advocation of direct attacks on Irish Churches.
 


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