Ahead of a vote this evening at Dublin City Council to either preserve the site of the last Magdalene Laundry or approve its sell it to an hotel chain.

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19 thoughts on “Acknowledgement

  1. Ronan

    Sell it. Pay compensation. Erect a plaque.

    Who wants our tourism to be one big monument to human suffering.

  2. Jeffrey

    Why save it? I dont get this at all. Have a statue erected or something like this but get rid of this horrible place of torture.

    1. realPolithicks

      Or perhaps build a museum dedicated to the memory of all the people who suffered in the Laundries, the Mother and Baby homes, the industrial schools and through child sexual abuse at the hands of the catholic church. Leave some room for the direct provision centers while you’re at it.

        1. realPolithicks

          I don’t know if it would be the “best” but the fact thats its in a central location in the countries capital city seems good enough for me.

    2. MaryLou's ArmaLite

      who the fupp want’s to visit a place where single mother’s and their babies were abused/raped/tortured/murdered/sold.

    3. davali

      Jeffrey even more reason this must be a museum to tell not just the laundries but the places like letterfrack Tuam
      Places where unholy horrors were perpetrated
      The state and church would love this to go away
      Never forget what evil was played out and soon the last survivors will be dead
      For justice for those who received nothing they must be remembered and honoured for what they endured
      And those who played their roles in this evil must forever be identified and shamed for eternity

    1. davali

      Totally correct
      They were concentration camps
      This must be kept and turned into a museum to forever tell the story of the Irish holocaust
      These victims need a fitting memorial where Ireland at last comes to terms with its despicable past
      It cannot be swept under the carpet

  3. ReproButina

    Do we really need another hotel? Turn it into a homeless hostel and let a place that was used to abuse people be used to help instead.

    I see the Big Tree is now closed to allow redevelopment as a hotel.

  4. Dub Spot

    Why cannot be a hotel dedicated the the women who suffered there, memorialising their names on rooms, areas, a hotel with decor that shows the truth.

    Face it – survivor tourism is A a thing and B a way of keeping the memory of the suffering alive. To forget is to kill a second time. A small proportion of the check-in fee could also do to a suitable charity.

    What we don’t want is another Citizen M type millennial mobile hell that could be anywhere. The location, the design, the history but be reflected in a strong, respectful way. God Forbid, a tourist might learn something from where they are staying and carry that message home.

  5. Spaghetti Hoop

    Bricks and mortar. I welcome the hotel plan. I’ve seen some grim places in Europe with dark histories turned into eco-friendly and respectable pods for visiting tourists. Seen the old slave ports acknowledge their past and embrace their future. It’s all about rejuvenation, in many ways more than the urban kind.

  6. Peter Dempsey

    People don’t want the hotel because of “big business” and the possibility of profits being made

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