Sinn Féin call for immediate publication of McAleese report

Mary Lou McDonald has said that the report must be published immediately.

Sinn Féin has called for the immediate publication of the McAleese report, which probes the history of Irish Magdalene Laundries.

The report, which is chaired by Eamon McAleese, was due to be published this week, but further delays have prompted anger from the opposition benches.

Sinn Fein's Mary Lou McDonald has said that the report must be published immediately.

"The Government are well aware that the survivors of the Magdalene laundries are now aging and many of them are in very poor health", she said

"They don't enjoy even the very basic entitlements which they're due which include pensions for the work they did when they were held in these institutions".

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