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There are no reliable figures for the numbers of women sent to the Magdalene Laundry in Galway as the McAleese Report reveals blank or missing records, but strong hints it was one of the few in the State operating on an economic surplus.
Sinn Féin councillor Thérèse Ruane has given a broad welcome to the proposed interdepartmental group which will inquire into the State involvement in the running of Magdalene Laundries. However Cllr Ruane is disappointed that the State falls short of the recommendations of the UN Committee against Torture. She is calling for an immediate formal State apology.
Galway City Council decided this past week to remove a statue memorializing the women who lived, worked and, in some cases, died at the Sisters of Mercy Magdalene laundry in the city. Dedicated in March 2009, the Mick Wilkins statue was commissioned by the same city councilors who now seek to remove it. It is located at the corner of Forster Street and Bothár Breandan O Eithir, standing in full public view close to where the laundry institution once stood.
ANIMALS PERFORMING Aesop’s Fables, a film about shopkeepers, birds, and children, and the questions Arthur Miller and Bertolt Brecht faced from the House Committee of Un-American Activities, are just some of the things Galway can expect to see and hear at TULCA 09.