The government expects the religious congregations that ran the Magdalen Laundries to agree a joint compensation scheme for the survivors, according to Kathleen Lynch, the minister of state at the Department of Justice.
In an interview with this newspaper, the minister said she expected Taoiseach Enda Kenny to make a state apology in the Dáil on Tuesday to the surviving women who had worked in the laundries, many of whom are elderly.
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