by Nancy Costello, Kathleen Legg, Diane Croghan, Marie Slattery and Marina Gambold - £8.99 Orion Publishing Co (2016)
paperback ISBN 13: 9781409158295 | ISBN 10: 1409158292
The harrowing account of five women who were confined in Magdalene Laundries in Ireland.
"At the conclusion of my discussions with one group of the Magdalene Women one of those present sang 'Whispering Hope'. A line from that song stays in my mind - 'when the dark midnight is over, watch for the breaking of day'. Let me hope that this day and this debate heralds a new dawn for all those who feared that the dark midnight might never end."On 19 February 2013 the Irish Taoiseach Enda Kenny apologized to the women who had been incarcerated in Ireland's Magdalene laundries. In the audience sat Steven O'Riordan, a documentary filmmaker and founder of the charity Magdalene Survivors Together. And by his side, waiting patiently for the words they'd been fighting to hear, were some of the women he had helped.
( Taoiseach Enda Kenny's State apology to the Magdalene women.)
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