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Government misses opportunity to apologise to Magdelene victims

14 June, 2011 - by Jonathan O'Brien TD

Sinn Féin Justice Spokesperson Jonathan O'Brien has welcomed the statement from the Department of Justice this evening on the Magdelene Laundries but said it missed the opportunity to apologise on behalf of the state to the victims.

Deputy O'Brien said:

“I welcome the establishment of the Inter Departmental committee and in particular the independent Chairperson.

“However questions still remain to be answered on whether or not the victims of the Magdelene Laundries can expect to be compensated for their ordeals and this evening's statement was a missed opportunity for the State to apologise.” ENDS

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