August 21, 2019
A woman denied an education and left malnourished after being forced to work at the age of 11 when her father died has won a battle for compensation.
Mary Cavner, 80, who lives in Hampshire but grew up in County Cork, was sent to work in one of Ireland’s notorious Catholic-run Magdalene Laundries.
She said her six years at the workhouse affected her “throughout her life”.
She was initially told she was ineligible for compensation but will now receive €76,000 (£69,500).
Note: This is an Abuse Tracker excerpt. Click the title to view the full text of the original article. If the original article is no longer available, see our News Archive.