Ireland -Laundry workers receive compensation -June 26, 2013

Following a decade-long campaign by former residents of the Catholic-run Magdalene laundries hundred former residents will receive payments of at least 34.5 million euros to compensate them for their years of unpaid labour and public shame, the government announced. Activists representing the so-called ‘Maggies’ had demanded justice and state compensation since 2002, when a previous government launched a compensation fund for people who had suffered abuse in Catholic-run orphanages and workhouses for children but declared former Magdalene residents ineligible - contending that the laundries were privately run institutions with negligible state involvement.

English: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-23064112 

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-202_162-57591116/ireland-to-pay-$45-million ...  

 

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