Magdalenes

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Senator Martin McAleese at the launch of the report of the committee investigating State involvement with the Magdalene laundries. Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

The continuing “denial” by Government that the State has any liability for the Magdalene laundries continues to violate survivors’ dignity, compoundin(...)

A petition  against the Sisters of Charity  owning the new NMH has had more than 100,000 signatures. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

More than 1,500 people marched under glorious Dublin sunshine on Sunday calling on the Government to ensure the new National Maternity Hospital (NMH) (...)

The entrance to the former Magdalene laundry on Stanhope Street North in Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

There have been further calls for an independent investigation into Ireland’s Magdalene laundries. The issue was raised at a meeting of the United Nat(...)