Magdalene Laundry

Derry Journal: ‘Magdalene Laundries inquiry move welcomed’

Sinn Féin Foyle MLA, Maeve McLaughlin, has welcomed a new working group to look into a possible inquiry around Magdalene Laundries and mother and baby homes in Northern Ireland.

The Magdalene Laundries in Northern Ireland were institutions run by the Catholic Church for decades with the knowledge of the State.

Ms McLaughlin said: “I welcome the agreement from the Executive to set up an interdepartmental working group led by the Department of Health to make recommendations on the scope of any proposed inquiry into Mother and Baby Homes and Magdalene laundries.

“The working group will bring its recommendations to the Executive within six months.”

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