Magdalene survivors abroad to have medical insurance paid by State

Survivors of the Magdalene Laundries who now live abroad are to have their medical insurance paid for by the State.

146 women living overseas have applied for compensation under the scheme opened last year, the vast majority of whom live in the UK.

The Government has now agreed to pay for health insurance for those women, to make sure they don't lose out on the compensation scheme.

Hundreds of survivors who live within the State are being given medical cards to cover any health issues that might arise as a result of their time in the Laundries.

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