Friday, November 6, 2009

Ireland: Magdalen Women

From the Irish Times:
Five women who had been in Magdalen laundries met the secretary general of the Department of Justice Sean Aylward and assistant secretary James Martin for a two-hour meeting today. Compensation for the women and a State apology were among topics discussed.

Mary Smith (57), Marina Gambold (nee Fitzgerald) (74), Maureen Sullivan (62), Maureen Taylor (57), and Kathleen Legg (74) were accompanied by Steven O’Riordan, director of the film `The Forgotten Maggies’. It was shown last July at the Galway Film Fleadh and at up to 15 other venue around Ireland since then.

Another meeting between the officials and the women is to take place in two to three weeks' time.

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