[QODLink]
Europe

Report awaited on Ireland's 'dirty laundry'

Nuns running laundries reportedly forced thousands of girls and women to work as slave labourers.
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2013 12:50

The government in Ireland is about to release a long awaited report into the Magdalene Laundries scandal.
 
The laundries, run by Catholic nuns, forced thousands of girls and women to work as slave labourers under the pretence of offering them moral guidance.
 
Al Jazeera's Laurence Lee reports from the city of Cork in the south of Ireland.

55

Source:
Al Jazeera
Topics in this article
People
Country
Featured on Al Jazeera
More than one-quarter of Gaza's population has been displaced, causing a humanitarian crisis.
Ministers and MPs caught on camera sleeping through important speeches have sparked criticism that they are not working.
Muslim charities claim discrimination after major UK banks began closing their accounts.
Italy struggles to deal with growing flood of migrants willing to risk their lives to reach the nearest European shores.
Featured
Assam officials upset that WWII-era Stillwell Road won't be used in transnational highway linking four Asian nations.
Informal health centres are treating thousands of Syrian refugees in Turkey, easing the pressure on local hospitals.
Indonesian and Malaysian authorities are keeping a close eye on local supporters of the hard-line Middle East group.
Wastewater ponds dot the landscape in US states that produce gas; environmentalists say they’re a growing threat.
China President Xi Jinping's Mongolia visit brings accords in the areas of culture, energy, mining and infrastructure.
join our mailing list