Tue 5 Feb 2013

Officials publish report into Ireland’s role in women's detention in Magdalene laundries

  • By Yafit Lazar and 1 other
  • Last Update: 4 years ago
  • Ireland

The report into the Magdalene laundries, where an estimated 30,000 single mothers and other women were detained between 1922 and 1996, and Ireland's involvement in such institutions is expected to be published.

Most of the women have since died. The last such laundry, at Seán MacDermott Street in Dublin, closed in 1996. The inquiry is hoped to bring prosecutions where necessary and provide compensation to surviving women.

It will be presented to the cabinet on the same day.

The report has been prepared by a committee of officials from five Government departments and chaired by Senator Martin McAleese, assisted by another official from the Department of Foreign Affairs.

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