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Comment #913298 by Conor Buggy

Conor Buggy Feb 5th 2013, 6:32 PM #

9! The youngest age sent to slavery! That poor poor child :(

The utter shame of Catholicism. Abuse of children, slavery of children, death of children. I hope when the perpetrators stand in front of Christ he will give them what they deserve for doing all of that in his name.

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In numbers: the report into the State's role in the Magdalene Laundries

In numbers: the report into the State's role in the Magdalene Laundries

A selection of numerical statistics drawn from the Inter-Departmental report, and about the report itself.

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    Favourite Karolyn Cassidy
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    Feb 5th 2013, 7:02 PM

    I think there was younger than age 9, there was an article here a few days ago of someone’s mother who was sent at 2, she was never thought how to deal with outside living i.e using money and was still institutionalised in 2003, Margaret I believe her name was, her twins carry her story.

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    Favourite Karin Carthy
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    Feb 5th 2013, 8:32 PM

    I remember that story. She was in some sort of care home or orphanage from the age of four I think, and then sent to a laundry at 15 or 16, simply because she outgrew the home. After a year or two in the laundry she somehow ended up pregnant (that’s a whole other chapter of abuse) and her twins were taken from her. No one ever claimed her so she lived there her entire life, I think one of her adopted daughters tracked her down when the poor woman was in her sixties.

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