Ireland's Magdalene Laundries

It's 16 years since the closure of the last Magdalene laundry in Ireland.

The laundries were violent workhouses where young women and girls were forced to work for nothing - unable to leave.

They were run by Roman Catholic Nuns.

Photo: Ellen Murphy today

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