Justice Minister to publish Magdalene Laundries report

Justice Minister Alan Shatter is to bring the Report on the Magdalene Laundries to Government shortly, with a view to publishing it within four weeks.

The report comes from the Inter-Departmental Committee chaired by Senator McAleese, which was set up to establish the facts of the State's involvement with the institution.

Minister Shatter said that the report is due to be submitted to him within 10 days and he will then bring it to Government after he has had an opportunity to read it in full.

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