From 1839 until 1996, young Irish women who didn’t toe the line were remanded to Catholic-run slave-labor laundry facilities. On Feb. 20, 2013, the government apologized for its role.

Margaretta D’Arcy, Irish Taoiseach [Prime Minister], Enda Kenny; women who had been victims of the laundy. Produced by Margaretta D’Arcy. Music by Mary Coghlan and Joni Mitchell (Magdalene Laundries).

ON WINGS | March 16, 2013 | 2:30 pm

Magdalene Laundries

From 1839 until 1996, young Irish women who didn’t toe the line were remanded to Catholic-run slave-labor laundry facilities. On Feb. 20, 2013, the government apologized for its role.

Margaretta D’Arcy, Irish Taoiseach [Prime Minister], Enda Kenny; women who had been victims of the laundy. Produced by Margaretta D’Arcy. Music by Mary Coghlan and Joni Mitchell (Magdalene Laundries).

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