Junior Justice Minister has apologised to the United Nations for our human rights record.
The Government has been criticised for its lack of progress on investigations into the Magdalene Laundries, mother-and-baby homes, and other issues.
Minister David Stanton said many of these were legacy issues which Ireland was not proud of.
“A lot of the questions asked refer to chapters in our past,” he stated.
“These are legacy, historical issues of which we are not proud. We recognise and apologise for the serious wrongs that were made in the past and where we can, we will try to remedy these wrongs.
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