Protesters outside the former Magdalene laundry on Sean McDermott Street in Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Mary Merritt (86) was six-and-a-half stone when, aged 31, she left High Park laundry in Drumcondra, Dublin, in 1961. At protest in Dublin on Friday,(...)

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(...)