Strange days indeed for our shaky government

It was the best of weeks, it was the worst of weeks. Last Tuesday, the cabinet, en masse, utterly botched its response to the Magdalen Laundries report.

10th February, 2013
'The blustering stonewalling of the government heaped even more humiliation and distress on the survivors'.

It was the best of weeks, it was the worst of weeks. Last Tuesday, the cabinet, en masse, utterly botched its response to the Magdalen Laundries report and, thereby, added injury to injury and insult to insult to the thousands of women who were housed there.

So what if the McAleese report revealed there were only 10,000-plus women in the laundries, and not 25,000? So what if most of them stayed there for a number...

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