Restorative Justice & Reparations

Towards Transitional Justice: Recognition, Truth-telling, and Institutional Abuse in Ireland

This international conference took place at Boston College on November 1st and 2nd, 2018. About the conference (taken from the conference website here): This conference brings together scholars, survivors, and activists in the international field of Transitional Justice, with a specific focus on the Irish state’s response to the nation’s history of institutional abuse. Researchers, students and […]

Magdalene Commission Terms of Reference

Terms of Reference set by government for Mr Justice Quirke Mr Justice Quirke will, taking into account the findings of the “Report of the Inter-Departmental Committee to establish the facts of State involvement with the Magdalene Laundries”, be asked to do the following: (i) to advise on the establishment of an ex gratia Scheme (to […]

Dublin Honours Magdalenes

Dublin Honours Magdalenes (DHM) was an historic two-day event in Dublin from June 5th-6th. The event fulfilled two key aspects of the Irish State’s Magdalen Restorative Justice Ex-Gratia Scheme: to bring together those women seeking to meet others who also spent time in the Magdalene Laundries, and to provide an opportunity for a listening exercise […]