Emotional 'welcome home' for Magdalene survivors in Dublin

Irish President Michael D Higgins has apologised to thousands of women forced to work in the country's Magdalene Laundries.
Hundreds turned out in Dublin to welcome home the Magdalene survivors.
It was the first time they had gathered together at home, including those who emigrated to the UK, USA and Australia.
The laundries were Catholic-run workhouses where 10,000 women and girls were forced to do unpaid, manual labour between 1922 and 1996.
A 2013 report found the Irish state was directly involved in their confinement.
Arriving by Garda escort, the 220 women and their families were given... read more

 
6 June 2018 in World News, Views: 47
Source: BBC
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