A very important event occurred recently in Ireland, when finally apologies where made for the sending of girls to the Magdalene Laundries.
"The Taoiseach broke into tears as he made an historic and emotionally charged state apology to survivors of the Magdalene Laundries.
There are books and movies, all of which not only show the sadness and often, terrible conditions, but also the fighting spirit of many of the girls.
A survivor, Maureen Taylor, talks of her time there...
May the lessons of the past show us how to plan the future...
former Magdalene laundry, Dublin, Ireland