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# forced-adoption - Last month October 2022

Holly Cairns: Calculating redress based on length of time in an institution is just wrong
# Mother-and-baby Homes
# Mother-and-baby Homes

Holly Cairns: Calculating redress based on length of time in an institution is just wrong

Oct 19th 2022, 7:00 AM 7,712 Views 10 Comments

The Social Democrats TD says the government’s redress scheme fails to consider human rights violations perpetrated on thousands of women and children.

# forced-adoption - Last year 2021

Woman's signature forged on letter saying nuns from Mother and Baby Home 'deserve a medal'
# Forced Adoption
# Forced Adoption

Woman's signature forged on letter saying nuns from Mother and Baby Home 'deserve a medal'

Jul 31st 2021, 12:05 AM 57,511 Views 0 Comments
  • The survivor saw the letter, written in 1980, for the first time last month, Órla Ryan reports
  • "I think ye should all be presented with a medal for your fantastic work," the letter states
  • The woman believes her late mother wrote the letter praising the nuns, pretending to be her
'Illegitimate children could contaminate the morals of society so had to be hidden and illegally adopted'
# Commission
# Commission

'Illegitimate children could contaminate the morals of society so had to be hidden and illegally adopted'

Jan 17th 2021, 8:00 AM 34,255 Views 0 Comments

Adopted people and survivors of mother and baby homes say forced adoption was widespread, regardless of what the commission says.

'We were told our mothers were prostitutes and ne'er-do-wells. My mother was a senior civil servant, aged 30'
# Adoption
# Adoption

'We were told our mothers were prostitutes and ne'er-do-wells. My mother was a senior civil servant, aged 30'

Jan 16th 2021, 10:30 AM 121,604 Views 0 Comments

Susan Lohan says adopted people have for decades been fed a false narrative about their mothers in the hopes they won’t try to find them.

Philomena Lee says Ireland must ensure mother and baby home 'atrocities' never happen again
# Forced Adoption
# Forced Adoption

Philomena Lee says Ireland must ensure mother and baby home 'atrocities' never happen again

Jan 11th 2021, 12:37 PM 22,257 Views 33 Comments

Lee also said she is “dismayed” that some details from the Mother and Baby Homes report were leaked.

# forced-adoption - All time

'My mother was tied to the bed and when she couldn't push, one of the nuns sat on her chest'
# Mother-and-baby Homes
# Mother-and-baby Homes

'My mother was tied to the bed and when she couldn't push, one of the nuns sat on her chest'

Oct 15th 2018, 10:52 AM 100,131 Views 26 Comments

A new report on mother and baby homes has recommended the State give those affected a statutory right to access files.