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Thursday 9 February 2023 Dublin: 3°C

# St Patrick's

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2022
# redacted lives
'Pregnant from Ireland' - A term many people didn't know until recently, even the women themselves
Redacted Lives, a new podcast series about mother and baby homes, was released this week.
Redacted Lives, a new podcast series about mother and baby homes, was released this week
Episode one explores a certain term you may not have heard before: 'Pregnant from Ireland'
Some women labelled PFIs were brought back from the UK to Ireland against their will, like Terri Harrison
Redacted Lives: The first episode of our new documentary series is out now
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# Adoption
40 years of nothing, then a message saying 'I'm your son': Mother & son reunite after 4 decades
A Facebook friend request earlier this year changed Maria Arbuckle’s life forever.
Maria Arbuckle was sent from Armagh to St Patrick's mother and baby home in Dublin in 1981
She spent the next four decades trying to find her son, Paul
A Facebook friend request earlier this year changed her life forever, Órla Ryan reports
UN experts warn Burials Bill may 'create obstacles' to examining deaths at Mother & Baby Homes
'Four years on and still no action': Call for Tuam mother and baby home site to be excavated
# Spot kicks
'Both teams would have been happy with the replay rather than it be settled on penalties'
Portlaoise’s Craig Rogers kicked the winning spot kick to book their place in the Leinster SFC semi-finals.
# St Patrick's
Man arrested after walking into New York cathedral with gasoline and lighters
Police arrested the man last night.
# High Court
Woman claiming son was illegally put up for adoption says she was encouraged not to look for him
Tressa Donnelly Reeves told the High Court that she had named her son Andre so that he would be easier to find.
# St Patrick's
'You couldn't write that': Son who found out he was adopted 50 years later takes Catholic adoption agency to High Court
Tressa Reeves claims her son was unlawfully taken from her, and she was denied information about him for decades.
# Mental Health
CEO of St Pat's says the recession created a generation of anxious children
Paul Gilligan said children now are very aware of the importance of doing well in their lives financially.
# Mental Health
Recovering in St Pat's: 'I want my 9-year-old son to deal with things better than I did'
One service user shared his story today at the launch of a new five-year strategy.
# power of radio
'There's nothing that will tackle stigma more effectively than hearing stories of recovery'
Clinical psychologist and chief of St Patrick’s Paul Gilligan says there’s still a lingering stigma around mental health problems.
# St Patrick's
A Co Down primary school has been accused of miming after a 'technical glitch' on Britain's Got Talent
Controversial.
# MONTHS MIND
New York's Irish community turns out in droves to honour Martin McGuinness
Relatives and hundreds of members of the Irish community attended the month’s mind mass.
# roll the window down
A church in Galway is setting up a drive-thru service for Ash Wednesday
And a Lenten box will be available too.
# One-sided
Ciaran Kilkenny and St Pat's lose by 23 points to dominant UCC
The Spillane brothers, nephews of Pat, ran riot for UCC, scoring 3-5 between them.
Voices
Tom Clonan: The Catholic Church can either reform itself after the Maynooth mess - or risk looking like a Fr Ted episode
Change is hard in big organisations – but the Catholic Church’s approach to the problems in Maynooth have been less than encouraging.
# Loan Deal
Everton teenager returns home to join St Pat's until the end of the season
Liam Buckley adds Stephen Kinsella to his squad for the run in.
# macra calendar
'I know too many young farmers who have died by suicide'
A new calendar aims to start a conversation about mental health in the agricultural community.
# Elderly
Going a month without a shower at HSE-run home is "intolerable"
Numerous shortcomings were found by a Hiqa report published yesterday.
# Kilkenny
A care home for those with intellectual disabilities has been de-registered following an inspection
The unit at St Patricks, Kilkenny, which houses 28 people, has been de-registered for up to 28 days over a number of concerns.
# underage prisoners
Intimidation and forced stripping: St Patrick's Institution will FINALLY close today
The facility began housing underage prisoners in the 1980s, in what was supposed to be a temporary measure.
# Your Say
Poll: Are you planning to go out partying this St Patrick's Day?
It’s not for everybody – but maybe it is for you.
# the man himself
14 things you probably didn’t know about St Patrick’s Day
He’s not even a true saint by today’s definition.
# Behind The Scenes
What happens if there's a 'wardrobe malfunction' mid-way through the parade?
Half a million people are expected in Dublin tomorrow… We chat to some of the unsung heroes of St Patrick’s Day – to find out how those incredible pageants come together.
# village advance
Niall McNamee fires Rhode to victory over Paddy Keenan's St. Patrick's
Elsewhere in the Leinster club SFC, Rathnew were four point victors over Rathvilly.
# listen up
'Upbeat' radio station aims to start positive conversation about mental health
The pop-up radio station is live all this week.
# farming community
Over 45% of farmers' family members treated for mental health, with half impacted by suicide
More than a third said suicide had been experienced in their wider community.
# jet-setters
Here’s how the Taoiseach and Tánaiste are spending the St Patrick’s Weekend
Kenny is off to the United States, while Gilmore will spend the next three days in Paris, both trips aimed at promoting Ireland abroad.
# Mental Health
Calls to St Patrick's mental health support line up by almost one third
The service also saw an increase of 46 per cent in email enquiries in 2013.
# Attack
Inmates poured boiling water and sugar down throat of Melanie killer
It was the second time in four weeks that Keith Hall has been targeted by inmates in Mountjoy Prison.
# hot spots
Drumroll, please: And the most popular tourist attractions in Ireland are...
Dublin Zoo? Book of Kells? Tayto Park? Here’s the places that took the top spots on this year’s list compiled by Fáilte Ireland.
# Young offenders
"There's going to be riots" when St Patrick's inmates move to new prison
A senior prison officer has warned that rival gangs will battle for dominance when the young offenders are moved to an adult prison.
# Young offenders
Moving inmates from St Pat's to adult prison "won't make one iota of difference"
A prison officer in St Patrick’s says all the current problems in St Patrick’s Institution will just be recreated when the inmates move to Wheatfield Prison.
# Historical
Part of St Patrick's Cathedral opens to the public for first time since 13th century
The Lady Chapel has been closed to the public since it was built in 1270.
# Club Glory
Ballymun Kickhams return to Leinster arena to face Mullingar Shamrocks
After a 27-year absence, Ballymun Kickhams return to provincial senior club football action this weekend. There are also three other quarter-final ties in the eastern province
# St Patrick's
Minister for Justice: All teenagers to be removed from St Patrick's by 2014
The Inspector of Prisons has reported incidents of forced stripping of prisoners, excessive punishment, and bullying and intimidation of young and vulnerable inmates by staff at the facility.
# Locked Up
Damning report into St Patrick's finds forced stripping, excessive force and intimidation
The latest report by the Inspector of Prisons has found systematic violation of the human rights of the offenders held in St Patrick’s Institution.
# need to know
The Evening Fix... now with added tweets from ten years ago
Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.
# League of Ireland
Airtricity League: Wins for Saints and Drogheda
The Saints hit UCD for five at Inchicore this evening while 10-man Drogs hung on against 10-man Shels.
# Stigma
20 per cent think people with mental health problems are 'of below average intelligence'
More than 40 per cent of people surveyed said that undergoing treatment for mental health problem is a sign of personal failure.