An inquiry found that 2,124 of the 10,012 women who were detained in Catholic-run workhouses known as Magdalene laundries were sent by the authorities.
Taoiseach Enda Kenny expressed his sympathies with survivors and the families of those who have died.
To those residents who went into the Magdalene laundries from a variety of ways, 26% from state involvement, I'm sorry for those people that they lived in that kind of environment.
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