Ireland to pay living ex-residents of Catholic-run Magdalene laundries at least $45 million

  • by: SHAWN POGATCHNIK , Associated Press
  • Updated: June 26, 2013 - 12:50 PM

DUBLIN — Ireland will pay several hundred former residents of Catholic-run Magdalene laundries at least 34.5 million euros ($45 million) to compensate them for their years of unpaid labor and public shame, the government announced Wednesday following a decade-long campaign by former residents of the workhouses.

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