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# nuns - Wednesday 6 February, 2013

Magdalenes ask Enda Kenny to meet with them

Magdalene Survivors Together said they were left “devastated” after the Taoiseach stopped short of apologising to them on behalf of the State.

# nuns - Saturday 2 February, 2013

Magdalenes hope for an apology after a long fight JFM

Magdalenes hope for an apology after a long fight

According to one survivors’ group, Tuesday offers an opportunity to the Government to do “the right thing”.

# nuns - Friday 25 May, 2012

From The42 Here's your 'jockeys dressed as nuns' picture of the day Ruby Walsh

Here's your 'jockeys dressed as nuns' picture of the day

Top jockeys Ruby Walsh Paul Carberry got into the spirit of things ahead of Listowel’s record-breaking attempt on ‘Nunday’.

# nuns - Friday 20 April, 2012

The Daily Fix: Friday

All the biggest news stories from the day, as well as the few bits and pieces you might not have seen.

# nuns - Wednesday 15 June, 2011

Government agrees to establish a Magdalene Laundries committee

The government pledges to “establish the true facts and circumstances” relating to the laundries – but no apology for now.

# nuns - Saturday 11 June, 2011

The Daily Fix: Saturday

In the Saturday news Fix: Nuns says they will participate in any Magdalene inquiry; Al Qaeda’s top man in East Africa is dead; the lowdown on The Palin Emails’; and meet Debbie, she really likes cats.

Nuns say they will participate in any Magdalene inquiry

The Minister for Justice is expected to act on the recent findings of a UN committee regarding the institutions within the the next two weeks.

# nuns - Monday 26 July, 2010

TWO OCTOGENARIAN NUNS have become fugitives in France.

Sister Marie-Daniel, 86, and Sister Saint-Denis, 82 fled their convent in the French Riviera when they received news that they’d be forced to move into a retirement home.

It may have just been the first time the sisters ever revolted but the move, some 250miles away from their coastal retreat.

For two weeks the nuns have hiding out in a flat owned by a Christian charity resisting all pleas that they return to their convent, the Sisters of Saint-Joseph in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin.

A third nun had wanted to flee but broke her leg beforehand.

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A convent insider had told France’s Soir newspaper that the nuns were furious at being “put out to grass” in a retirement home after 50 years at the nunnery.

They said: “They decided they wanted to jump before they were pushed.

“They would rather take their chances out in the world than have to live out their days in some far away rest home.”

Sister Colette Philibert, the region’s chief nun, said: “All we want is for our two dear sisters to make contact with us and return to the convent.”

The nun’s run is reminiscent of the 1990 film of the same name that saw two fugitives pose as nuns.