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Magdalene laundries survivors meet Irish PM after report publication

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

Ireland's Prime Minister Enda Kenny and the deputy head of government Eamon Gilmore are to meet the survivors of the Magdalene laundries.

The meeting comes after the publication of a report into the appalling conditions women had been subjected to in the establishments between 1922 and 1996.

"We intend to have a direct discussion with them about what their needs are, about how government should respond to this report," Gilmore said.

"These women have suffered. What they endured was wrong. What happened in this country over those decades was appalling and this Government has heard these women and we have taken what they have to say seriously," Gilmore added.

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