BY Katrina Pallop
on Feb 19, 2013
The "Maggies" in 1950s Dublin
The Irish government has changed its tune about offering an apology to victims of the Magdalene Laundries. These institutions, operated by Catholic nuns, incarcerated up to 10,000 women from 1922 to 1996. Since the last laundry was shuttered, survivors and advocates have been demanding an official apology from the state, as well as compensation for wages, pensions, and healthcare.
For the last decade or so, these demands have ... Read More