An investigation carried out by Ombudsman Peter Tyndall in 2017 found that some women who worked in the Magdalen laundries in Ireland were wrongly refused access to the Magdalen Restorative Justice scheme.
In his report ‘Opportunity Lost’, published 22 November 2017, the Ombudsman also criticised other aspects of the Department of Justice and Equality’s administration of the scheme.
On Wednesday 31 January 2018 Ombudsman Peter Tyndall appeared before the Justice and Equality Committee of the Irish Parliament to discuss the findings of his report.
The Ombudsman’s opening statement to the Committee is available to view on our website. A video of the Public Session of the Joint Committee on Justice and Equality is also available.
The report can be read here. The Ombudsman's opening statement to the Committee as well as a video of the Public Session of the Joint Committee on Justice and Equality are available on the homepage.
Source: Office of the Ombudsman, Ireland