Controversial plans to demolish Magdalene laundry resurface

The owner of the site, Pembroke Partnership Limited, has revealed new plans to demolish the majority of the buildings – located behind Donnybrook Garda station – and construct 44 new apartments

10th March, 2019
The site of Donnybrook’s former Magdalene laundry Pic: RollingNews.ie

The owner of Donnybrook’s former Magdalene laundry has reignited controversial plans to demolish most of the site.

A report from Dublin city’s archaeologist in 2017, which claimed there was “potential for burials being uncovered” at the site, led to a previous plan to level the old laundry buildings being scrapped.

A significant collection of artefacts and machinery used when the Magdalene laundry was in operation are still contained on the...

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