Category: Realing In The Years

1996: Last Of Magdalene Laundry Workers Finally Cured Of Sin

HUNDREDS of priests, bishops and cardinals today attended an emotional ceremony to mark the closure of Ireland’s last operating Magdalene Laundry. A group of 12 female inmates were greeted with cheers and several decades of the rosary as they exited the 18th century building crying, probably over-come with exhilaration after spending years incarcerated under the watchful eye of the… Read more »

The Story Behind Cork’s 5-Day War With Israel In 1982

While for many Corkonians the scars remain frightfully fresh, some in Ireland only remember Cork’s brutal war with Israel as a faint and half-remembered memory. How did the People’s Republic come to blows with Israel and its people for five devastating days in May 1982? After Israeli prime minister Menachem Begin informed the majority of… Read more »