Following publication of the report of the Inter Departmental Committee to establish the facts of State involvement with the Magdalen Laundries the Government asked retired High Court Judge and President of the Law Reform Commission, Mr Justice John Quirke to undertake a three month review and, taking into account the findings of the report to make recommendations as to the criteria that should be applied in assessing the help that the Government can provide in the areas of payments and other supports to the women who were admitted to and worked in a Magdalen Laundry and in the laundries operated in the Training Centre at Stanhope Street, Dublin and the House of Mercy Training School, Summerhill, Wexford.  Mr Justice Quirke forwarded his report to the Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence on 30 May, 2013.  It was considered by Government and was published on 26 June, 2013.


Commission Report (PDF 1198KB)

Application Form (MS Word 60KB)  (PDF 37KB) 

Magdalen Information (Word-103KB) (PDF - 47KB)