Jenny Attridge, from Bantry, Co Cork,  arriving for the  ‘Dublin Welcomes Home the Magdalenes’ event  at the Mansion House. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

The State failed in its duty of care to the women who were incarcerated in Magdalene Laundries, Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan has said. Speak(...)

Magdalene laundry: the back wall of the Gloucester Street laundry, which closed in 1996. Photograph: Paulo Nunes dos Santos/NYT

A few minutes’ walk across central Dublin from the GPO, shrine to Irish freedom, stands a monument to a very different side of our history – although (...)