State complicit in 'laundries'
A NEW report on "Magdalene Laundries", run by four congregations
of Irish nuns, has found that, from its inception in 1922, the
State was complicit in consigning victims to the institutions,
despite consistent denials.
The ten laundries were attached to convents across the State and
in Northern Ireland, dating back almost 200 years. They were used
to confine young girls and women who were homeless, or orphaned, or
considered to be "troubled", or deemed by the Roman Catholic ...
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