The UN Committee Against Torture criticised the inquiry into the Magdalene Laundries that was chaired by former senator Martin McAleese, saying it lacked many elements of a “prompt, independent and thorough” investigation.   Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

The United Nations torture watchdog has criticised the McAleese inquiry into the Magdalene laundries, saying it lacked many elements of a “prompt, ind(...)