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Magdalene Laundries Report Due


YouKnowWhatIMeanLike

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Senator Martin McAleese is about to release the report that will reveal one of the darkest periods of modern history in Ireland on February 5 2013. The Magdalene Laundries report describes forced labor and wrongs committed against the women in Magdalene Laundries perpetrated by the church and the state. The chairman was charged to reveal the full scale of Magdalene Laundries activities, but it has already transpired that some of the key files on the Magdalene laundries have gone missing.

http://www.justice.ie/en/JELR/Pages/MagdalenRpt2013
 
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neiphin

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wilk enda apologise
was enda a pervert nun ?
 

Levellers

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The Catholic Church will throw anything to the wolves on this except money. Their grasp on filthy lucre is non-negotiable.


PS Sounds like McAleese has done a snow job on it.
 
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The Catholic Church will throw anything to the wolves on this except money. Their grasp on filthy lucre is non-negotiable.
And that's why they need to be made to suffer financially. It's the only thing that hurts.
 

Roll_On

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The Catholic Church is the biggest land owner in the country, their land assets should be re-possessed to cover the compensation, if they are not willing to cough up the cash.
 
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no minister will be available...trying to distance themselves from it already
 

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Wages and pension entitlements must be paid by the Church.

Compensation should be paid by both the Church and the State.
Must and should indeed, these women are entitled to every cent based on what they endured, but the reality will be different. The orders in question will plead inability to pay. The hierarchy will claim that the orders are nothing to do with them (the convenient reality when it is a financial as opposed to a doctrinal matter) so they will not contribute either and the taxpayer will probably end up footing the entire a bill without the state ever considering legal action against the church or the orders. In effect we'll end up doing another Michael Woods.
 

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Must and should indeed, these women are entitled to every cent based on what they endured, but the reality will be different. The orders in question will plead inability to pay. The hierarchy will claim that the orders are nothing to do with them (the convenient reality when it is a financial as opposed to a doctrinal matter) so they will not contribute either and the taxpayer will probably end up footing the entire a bill without the state ever considering legal action against the church or the orders. In effect we'll end up doing another Michael Woods.
I fear you're right. There has been a lot of movement of the Orders' assets into trusts.
 

YouKnowWhatIMeanLike

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no official apology yet for state sponsored women 'concentration camps' run by church. victims are devastated. what a whitewash
 

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Enda should apologise on behalf of the state - the civil servants and politicians.

Problem is, if he apologises then we pay. For what? None of us had anything to do with the laundries.
 

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Enda should apologise on behalf of the state - the civil servants and politicians.

Problem is, if he apologises then we pay. For what? None of us had anything to do with the laundries.
The parents of most of us did, at least in terms of passive consent (under duress of course, but it involved some level of consent).
 
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