Inside a derelict Dublin Magdalene laundry

Magdalene Laundries
Women were locked up in Catholic-run workhouses known as Magdalene laundries between 1922 and 1996. Credit: Julien Behal/PA Wire
Magdalene Laundries
The now derelict Sisters of Our Lady of Charity Magdalene Laundry on Sean McDermott St in Dublin. Credit: Julien Behal/PA Wire
Magdalene Laundries
The front door and hallway of the now derelict Sisters of Our Lady of Charity Magdalene Laundry. Credit: Julien Behal/PA Wire

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Irish PM's workhouse apology

The Irish prime minister has made a tearful apology to the thousands of women locked up in Catholic-run workhouses known as Magdalene laundries between 1922 and 1996. Records confirmed 10,012 women spent time in the workhouses across the country.