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# state-files - Saturday 4 March, 2017

Mother and baby homes believed to give Irish women 'every chance of keeping their secret'
# State Files
# State Files

Mother and baby homes believed to give Irish women 'every chance of keeping their secret'

Mar 4th 2017, 10:00 PM 29,958 Views 33 Comments

A report into ‘destitute Irish girls’ investigated the problem of unmarried pregnant women travelling to England.

# state-files - Thursday 1 January, 2015

Government was worried about hiking up tax on booze in 1984 because we were so broke...
# 1984 State Papers
# 1984 State Papers

Government was worried about hiking up tax on booze in 1984 because we were so broke...

Jan 1st 2015, 10:15 AM 11,264 Views 17 Comments

… but they did it anyway.

# state-files - Wednesday 31 December, 2014

Taoiseach's office had to confirm that 'Éire' would NOT be removed from Irish stamps in 1982
# An Post
# An Post

Taoiseach's office had to confirm that 'Éire' would NOT be removed from Irish stamps in 1982

Dec 31st 2014, 7:00 PM 9,632 Views 18 Comments

Questions were asked whether An Post should be given an “entirely free hand” in the designing of stamps.

# state-files - Sunday 28 December, 2014

Ireland wanted to sell water to Saudi Arabia for $5 a barrel in the 1980s
# We Have What You Need
# We Have What You Need

Ireland wanted to sell water to Saudi Arabia for $5 a barrel in the 1980s

Dec 28th 2014, 8:45 AM 20,133 Views 107 Comments

There was one problem… Japan also wanted to.

# state-files - Wednesday 16 July, 2014

Number of maternity homes a difficulty for mother and baby inquiry
# Investigation
# Investigation

Number of maternity homes a difficulty for mother and baby inquiry

Jul 16th 2014, 4:32 PM 4,710 Views 2 Comments

The Commission have been asked to include a wide range of institutions within their scope of their inquiry.

# state-files - Monday 14 July, 2014

This 1940s letter describes the 'decent class' of unmarried mothers who were 'first offenders'
# State Files
# State Files

This 1940s letter describes the 'decent class' of unmarried mothers who were 'first offenders'

Jul 14th 2014, 7:25 AM 25,410 Views 34 Comments

The letter details how one hospital was struggling to find foster mothers for children.

Death rate of babies at Tuam mother and baby home was double the rate of other homes
# Mother And Baby Home
# Mother And Baby Home

Death rate of babies at Tuam mother and baby home was double the rate of other homes

Jul 14th 2014, 7:00 AM 7,230 Views 11 Comments

The returns from local authorities, disqualifying Dublin, shows that 17% of babies under the age of one died in registered maternity homes that year.

# state-files - Sunday 22 June, 2014

Here's a list of maternity homes in Ireland in 1947
# State Files
# State Files

Here's a list of maternity homes in Ireland in 1947

Jun 22nd 2014, 8:45 AM 28,760 Views 29 Comments

Under the Maternity Homes Act 1934 every local authority in Ireland had to register the maternity homes in the county with the Department of Health.

# state-files - Thursday 12 June, 2014

Department of Health says it will return state files to National Archive
# Children
# Children

Department of Health says it will return state files to National Archive

Jun 12th 2014, 10:39 PM 8,707 Views 10 Comments

The records are there for anybody who wants to view them – unless there are personal details involved.

State files removed from National Archive following mother and baby home revelations
# Inquiry
# Inquiry

State files removed from National Archive following mother and baby home revelations

Jun 12th 2014, 2:22 PM 24,464 Views 55 Comments

Over 40 other state documents recalled by the Department of Health have yet to be returned.