Opposition mounts to plan to sell Magdalene site

Opposition mounts to plan to sell Magdalene site

During last weekend’s visit by Pope Francis to Ireland, the site on Sean McDermott Street in central Dublin was a key symbolic focal point for protests against the Catholic Church’s record on abuse and exploitation in institutions and by clergy

Dublin City Council’s local representatives will vote tomorrow on a motion to halt the planned sale of a former Magdalene Laundry site to a Japanese budget hotel conglomerate. During last weekend’s visit by Pope Francis to Ireland, the site on Sean McDermott Street in central Dublin was a key symbolic focal point for protests against the Catholic Church’s record on abuse and exploitation in institutions and by clergy.

Hotel group Toyoko Inn,...

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