Mary Merritt

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Mary Merritt (left), who  spent 14 years in the High Park Magdalene laundry in Dublin, is comforted by Maureen Taylor, who also spent time in High Park,  at Glasnevin Cemetery at the eighth annual Flowers for Magdalenes event. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The grandson of a woman incarcerated in a Magdalene laundry has spoken of his family’s pride as he attended an emotional commemoration in Dublin. Fra(...)

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 (...)

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,(...)

Flowers are laid on graves in Bohermore cemetery in Galway of women who worked in the city’s Magdalene laundry, in the Flowers for Magdalenes commemoration    on Sunday. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

The sites of two former Magdalene laundries in Dublin should not be redeveloped until it is confirmed there are no children’s graves there, a survivor(...)

The Hairy Lemon public house at Stephen Street, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Well-known Dublin pub the Hairy Lemon was among a number of outlets served with food closure orders for breaches of food safety legislation by the Foo(...)