Orders will assist government to assemble records and care for former residents still in their care, but won’t pay
The 4 religious orders responsible for running the Magdalene Laundries have told the government they won’t contribute to the fund set-up to compensate survivors.
The Irish Times reports that the Mercy Sisters, the Sisters of Our Lady of Charity, the Sisters of Charity, and the Good Shepherd Sisters have told the Justice Minister they will not pay into the fund, which could cost up to €58 million.
However, it’s believed the orders will assist the government in assembling records and they’ll continue to look after former residents who remain in their care.
Minister Alan Shatter is due to brief his Cabinet colleagues on the issue this morning.
Chief-Executive of Barnardos, Fergus Finlay, says the government should insist that the orders pay compensation:………………………
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