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Old 05 February 2013, 05:42 PM
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Default Ireland apologises for Magdalene laundries

The Irish government has apologised but failed to offer compensation to 10,000 women who were locked up and forced to work without pay in Roman Catholic Church workhouses known as Magdalene laundries.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worl...laundries.html
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Mr Kenny said the laundries had operated in a "harsh and uncompromising Ireland," but he stopped short of a formal apology from the government.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-21326221
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