‘State must apologise’; LAUNDRIES
27 September 2012
The Daily Mirror
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SINN Fein TD Dessie Ellis last night urged the Government to apologise for its role in the Magdalene Laundries.
He made his comments during a Private Members debate on a motion seeking justice for the survivors.
Deputy Ellis said: “It would be convenient for us to shift the blame to the Church and the Order who carried out these acts but the State who funded them is guilty also.
“Silence, inaction, apathy and collaboration are not deeds of the innocent.
“This State allowed the Catholic Church free rein for many years.
“The State must apologise.”