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Magdalene Laundries talks with Enda Kenny 'went very well'

Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny has met 17 women who spent time in the Republic of Ireland's Magdalene laundries and now live in the UK.

Between 1922 and 1996, some 10,000 women and girls were made to work unpaid in laundries run by Roman Catholic nuns.

Phyllis Morgan, of the Irish Women Survivors Support Network, was at the meeting with the taoiseach on Saturday. She told the BBC that the meeting had gone well and she was hopeful that there would be a full apology.

  • 16 Feb 2013
  • From the section UK
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