Ireland's Magdalene laundries: Confronting a history not yet in the past
Smith, James M.
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O'Rourke, Maeve , & Smith, James M. (2016). Ireland's Magdalene laundries: Confronting a history not yet in the past. In Alan Hayes & Maire Meagher (Eds.), A century of progress? Irish women reflect. Dublin: Arlen House.
On 19th February 2013, the Taoiseach and Tánaiste offered an emotional apology to women who had survived Ireland’s Magdalene Laundries – the infamous convents where over 10,000 girls and women were imprisoned and forced into unpaid labour between 1922 and 1996.iii