Taoiseach: Wexford's Summerhill centre may be included in Magdalenes' redress scheme

The Taoiseach has said the Government will consider including the women who worked at Summerhill in Co Wexford under a new redress scheme for the women of the Magdalene laundries.

Summerhill was designated as a training centre and was not included in the report into the Magdalene laundries carried out by former Senator Martin McAleese.

Enda Kenny said the Government wanted to ensure that the compensation scheme was administered in the simplest, and most effective way possible.

And he said the Cabinet would consider including Summerhill in Wexford under the scheme.

"Summerhill is an issue the Government can consider in due course…I think everybody in the house here wants to do it in the best way possible," he said.

This morning, survivor Mary Condon said that although the apology from the Taoiseach had been satisfying, the focus on the laundries in recent weeks had brought back unhappy memories.

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