Irish Government apologises over 'Magdalene laundries'

Taoiseach Enda Kenny today apologised on behalf of the Irish Government to the thousands of women locked up in Catholic-run workhouses known as Magdalene laundries between 1922 and 1996.

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Apology for workhouse women

The Irish Government has apologised to the thousands of women locked up in Catholic-run workhouses known as Magdalene laundries between 1922 and 1996. Records have confirmed 10,012 women spent time in the workhouses across the country.