Controversial plans to demolish Magdalene laundry resurface

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

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 site. Justice for Magdalenes...

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