Mother & Baby Homes

Mothers and babies: ‘The day I arrived in Bessborough, I landed in the bowels of hell’

Award-winning BBC journalist and producer Deirdre Finnerty kept a picture beside her desk while writing her first book. It was a photograph of Bessborough House, the grand country mansion with a red door on the outskirts of Cork city which operated as one of Ireland’s first and largest mother and baby institutions. READ ARTICLE HERE

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Edited Extracts from the annual Report of the Special Rapporteur for Children 2022

[ Pages 69 129 ] In summary, all of the themes considered in this Chapter disclose substantial evidence cited in the Commission Report that is indicative of violations of provisions of the ECHR [ i.e European Convention on Human Rights ]. The Commission Report provided an abundance of evidence of each of these factors in

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CLANN

The purpose of Clann is to help establish the truth of what happened to unmarried mothers and their children in 20th century Ireland. “Gathering the Data” is a joint initiative of Adoption Rights Alliance (ARA) and Magdalenes Research  (JFMR). ARA, JFMR and the global law firm, Hogan Lovells, published the Clann Project’s final Report which drew

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The Irish State – Investigations, Reports and Redress Schemes – Book Review

“Between 1922 and 1996, over 10,000 girls and women were imprisoned in Magdalene Laundries, including those considered ‘promiscuous’, a burden to their families or the state, those who had been sexually abused or raised in the care of the Church and State, and unmarried mothers. These girls and women were subjected to forced labour as

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State planning to fight legal claims by survivors of mother and baby homes

State planning to fight legal claims by survivors of mother and baby homes : Irish Independent: Shane Phelan [ March 12 -2021 ] Correspondence shows State plans to argue survivors’ claims fall outside the statute of limitations The State is planning to fight legal claims being taken by survivors of mother and baby homes, the

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