Women of the Magdalene laundries


Sir, – President Michael D Higgins is worthy of his elevated position as representative of all of the Irish people. A case in point is his reception for the women of the Magdelene laundries at the Áras (News, June 5th).

His speech to the women was moving, and indeed hard-hitting, noting the State policies that shirked responsibilities and allowed mistreatment of citizens.

Mr Higgins continues to show, as he has from his first day in office, that he is a true patriot. – Yours, etc,


Bantry, Co Cork.