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