Plaques marking sites of Magdalene Laundries and institutions to be rolled out in city

AuthorDan Grennan
Published date24 March 2023
Publication titleDublinLive (Ireland)
Dublin City Council's Commemorations Committee yesterday agreed to a new civil process whereby any group can propose a plaque be placed at the site of a former institution. The motion was proposed by Independent Councillor Mannix Flynn, who is a survivor of an industrial school

There are plans to build a national commemoration centre at the site of a Magdalene Laundry on Sean McDermott Street in the north inner city. However, Cllr Flynn doesn't believe this is the correct way to mark the abuse that went on in these institutions and previously called for the building to be demolished.

He said: "Apart from any kind of fakery of putting a national memorial together or the fakery of putting together some sort of a depository at a library on Sean McDermott Street, this is far more democratic, far more civil and far more appropriate.

"Many of the people who were in these institutions actually go back to the site of their trauma. They don't necessarily visit national memorial or any of that kind of carry on."

Cllr Flynn plans to propose plaques at the sites of the Magdalene Laundry on Sean McDermott Street and in Donnybrook, Marlborough House in Glasnevin and the...

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