THE DÁIL this evening debates the findings of the inter-departmental report into the State’s involvement in the Magdalene Laundries.
The 1,300-page report, released two weeks ago, detailed significant State involvement in the running of the facilities, including the finding that the State was responsible for the admission of over a quarter of the 10,000 women who suffered human rights abuses in the facilities.
Survivors groups expressed disappointment with Enda Kenny’s initial response to the report two weeks ago, when he stopped short of offering a full State apology for its role in admissions.
The report was compiled by a seven-member committee chaired by the former independent senator Martin McAleese.
The Dáil’s discussion of the report is due to begin at 6:30pm and continue until shortly after 9pm.