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The Magdalene Laundries Report

Today, the long-awaited ‘Report of the Inter-Departmental Committee to establish the facts of State involvement with the Magdalene Laundries’ was published. And it makes for grim reading.

 

Some figures from the report

  • Number of women who spent time in the laundries since 1922: 10,012 (this figure excludes the two laundries run by the Sisters of Mercy)
  • Average age at time of entry: 23.8
  • Age of youngest known entrant: 9
  • Age of oldest known entrant: 89
  • Deaths occurring in the laundries from 1922: 879¬†(this figure excludes the two laundries run by the Sisters of Mercy)
  • Age of youngest at time of death: 15
  • Age of oldest at time of death: 95

 

You can find the link to read the entire report on the justice.ie website here.

 

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