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1 Irish state apologises to mother and baby home victims

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13 jan. 2021

Irish Prime Minister Micheál Martin has apologised on behalf of the Irish state to the women and children who suffered abuse at so-called mother and baby homes.
Around 9,000 children died in the 18 institutions under investigation between 1922 and 1998.
 
 

2 Ireland: The forgotten Angels of Tuam


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19 mrt. 2018

Our reporters returned to Ireland, where the remains of 800 children who died at the Tuam Mother and Baby home in County Galway were found in a mass grave. Our team met with survivors of the home, who told them of their pain and of rebuilding their stolen childhoods.
Imagine a world where you were separated by force from your mother, simply because you were born out of wedlock. A world where you were called a bastard and she a whore. A world where you were thrown into a facility run by nuns, where food was scarce and where you didn’t know what Christmas was. A world where “home” was synonymous with hell.
In the town of Tuam, Western Ireland, that world was a reality for tens of thousands of mothers and their babies, born between the 1920s and the 1960s.
In 2014, Catherine Corless, an amateur historian, revealed the result of her research: nearly 800 babies were denied proper burials and their bodies were located in the chambers of a sewage system, on the property of the former Mother and Baby home.
The investigation is still under way and its findings are due to be revealed in 2019. But many in Tuam blame the state and the Bon Secours Sisters, who ran the home at the time.
FRANCE 24’s Aurore Cloe Dupuis and Julie Dungelhoeff met with survivors of the home, who demand justice for those whom they call the forgotten Angels of Tuam.
►► Ireland’s missing babies cast light on dark history

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3 Head of Ireland’s Catholic Church apologises to survivors of mother and baby homes – BBC News

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13 jan. 2021

The head of the Irish Catholic Church has unreservedly apologised to the survivors of church-run homes for unmarried women and their children.
 
It follows the publication of an inquiry into the homes, which also acted as orphanages and adoption centres. It reveals deprivation, appalling abuse and shocking levels of infant mortality. Around 9,000 infants died in the homes between the 1920s and 1990s.
 
Archbishop Eamon Martin said “the Church was clearly part of that culture in which people were frequently stigmatised, judged and rejected.”
 
Sophie Raworth presents BBC News at Ten reporting by Ireland correspondent Chris Page.
 
 

Joni Mitchell – The Magdalene Laundries (1998)

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12 nov. 2007

This is Joni singing The Magdalene Laundries live in 1998.
 
 

4 Joni Mitchell – The Magdalene Laundries (Live Toronto 1994)

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28 mrt. 2013

written by Joni Mitchell | produced by Joni Mitchell & Larry Klein | from the album Turbulent Indigo (1994) | live from Intimate & Interactive (1994) | additional audio mixing by sonicboy19 | lyrics:

I was an unmarried girl
I’d just turned twenty-seven
When they sent me to the sisters
For the way men looked at me
Branded as a jezebel
I knew I was not bound for Heaven
I’d be cast in shame
Into the Magdalene laundries

Most girls come here pregnant
Some by their own fathers
Bridget got that belly
By her parish priest
We’re trying to get things white as snow
All of us woe-begotten-daughters
In the steaming stains
Of the Magdalene laundries

Prostitutes and destitutes
And temptresses like me
Fallen women
Sentenced into dreamless drudgery
Why do they call this heartless place
Our Lady of Charity?
Oh charity!

These bloodless brides of Jesus
If they had just once glimpsed their groom
Then they’d know and they’d drop the stones
Concealed behind their rosaries
They wilt the grass they walk upon
They leech the light out of a room
They’d like to drive us down the drain
At the Magdalene laundries

Peg O’Connell died today
She was a cheeky girl
A flirt
They just stuffed her in a hole!
Surely to God you’d think at least some bells should ring!
One day I’m going to die here too
And they’ll plant me in the dirt
Like some lame bulb
That never blooms come any spring
Not any spring
No, not any spring
Not any spring

© 1994; Crazy Crow Music

 

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5 Joni Mitchell : Magdalene Laundries (KCRW 1994)

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17 mrt. 2011

This is a rare audio clip of Joni on KCRW radio in Los Angeles, 1994, on a program called Morning Becomes Eclectic. The video begins with Joni answering a question about her tunings and chords, then she sings “Magdalene Laundries” from what was her new release at the time, “Turbulent Indigo”. In studio she is accompanied by her then-husband (separated at the time), Larry Klein, on bass. Joni Mitchell is in a league of her own as an artist. To learn more about the Magdalene Laundries, please visit http://www.magdalenelaundries.com/
 
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6 Joni Mitchell – The Magdalene Laundries (with lyrics)

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19 apr. 2013

“The Magdalene Laundries” is a song on the Joni Mitchell 1994 album “Turbulent Indigo”. They were the forgotten women of Ireland, kept under lock and key, forced to clean and sew, and to wash away the sins of their previous life while never being paid a penny. Some stayed months, others years. Some never left. They were the inmates of Ireland’s notorious 20th century workhouses, the Magdalene Laundries.
 
The laundries — a beneficent-sounding word that helped hide the mistreatment that took place inside their walls — were operated by four orders of Catholic nuns in Ireland from 1922 to 1996. Over 10,000 young women, considered a burden by family, school and the state, spent an average of six months to a year locked up in these workhouses doing unpaid, manual work. Some were kept there against their will for years. Their numbers were made up by unmarried mothers and their daughters, women and girls who had been sexually abused, women with mental or physical disabilities who were unable to live independently, and young girls who had grown up under the care of the church and the state.
 
 

7 Joni Mitchell – The Magdalene Laundries

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14 jun. 2018

The Magdalene Laundries music video (4′11″)
 

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The Magdalene Laundries

I was an unmarried girl
I’d just turned twenty-seven
When they sent me to the sisters
For the way men looked at me
Branded as a jezebel
I knew I was not bound for Heaven
I’d be cast in shame
Into the Magdalene laundries

Most girls come here pregnant
Some by their own fathers
Bridget got that belly
By her parish priest
We’re trying to get things white as snow
All of us woe-begotten-daughters
In the steaming stains
Of the Magdalene laundries

Prostitutes and destitutes
And temptresses like me
Fallen women
Sentenced into dreamless drudgery
Why do they call this heartless place
Our Lady of Charity?
Oh charity!

These bloodless brides of Jesus
If they had just once glimpsed their groom
Then they’d know and they’d drop the stones
Concealed behind their rosaries
They wilt the grass they walk upon
They leech the light out of a room
They’d like to drive us down the drain
At the Magdalene laundries

Peg O’Connell died today
She was a cheeky girl
A flirt
They just stuffed her in a hole!
Surely to God you’d think at least some bells should ring!
One day I’m going to die here too
And they’ll plant me in the dirt
Like some lame bulb
That never blooms come any spring
Not any spring
No, not any spring
Not any spring

© 1994; Crazy Crow Music

8 ‘I gave birth to my child on a metal table at 18, alone in a room in a convent’

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7 mrt. 2017


Deirdre Wadding was 18 years old when she entered the Bessborough mother and baby home in Cork.

It was 1981, and though Wadding said she was not a victim of “cruelty or physical abuse”, she, like the other girls at the home, suffered emotional and psychological abuse that would stay with them for the rest of their lives.

“I shared a room with a girl who was only 13-years-old, she was a child. I was 18, she sobbed her heart out for her mother every night and I mean it was incredibly, incredibly traumatic,” she said.

“The trauma of banishment, you had the trauma of guilt and shame that was imposed by the very fact of being there. You had the enormous trauma and sorrow of loss of your child being placed for adoption and that’s something that’s left a lasting impact on my life.”

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9 The Best Documentary Ever – 16×9 Slave Labour: Magdalene Laundries disgraced Irish Catholic women

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3 nov. 2017

For almost 150 years thousands of women in Ireland were sent to live in Catholic institutions, punished for crimes like having a child out of wedlock or petty theft, .
 
Steve Humphries’ in a Cold Climate , a documentary denouncing the Magdalene Asylums, which were operated by Catholic nuns in Ireland for over 100 .
 
The Magdalene Laundries in Ireland, also known as Magdalene asylums, were institutions of confinement, usually run by Roman Catholic orders, which .

10 The Forgotten Maggies Official Documentary (52 min) Magdalene Laundries

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1 apr. 2016

Directed and Produced by Steven O’Riordan with Ger Boland co-producing, The forgotten Maggies focuses on the human rights aspect surrounding the Magdalene Laundries, including testimonies from women and an exploration of the High Park exhumation where 155 Magdalene women were exhumed in 1993.

It was filmed in locations all over Ireland and the UK from 2006-2009 including Carlow, Wexford, Dublin, Kildare, Cork, Limerick, London and Bournemouth.

Editing on the documentary was completed by Ger Boland. Having been originally launched at the 2009 Galway Film Fleadh, the documentary has undergone several changes due to legal reasons.

This documentary is the only Irish made film on the subject matter. It also screened internationally at The Cantor Film Centre in New York in October 2009 and subsequently went on limited Cinema release throughout Ireland.

‘The Forgotten Maggies’ shed new light on the how and why innocent girls ended up in these institutions working against their will, as well as aiming to challenge the Irish Government and question the States role with regard these institutions.

This documentary gave the women political recognition leading the way for the Official state apology in 2013

The Irish Times said of the documentary “The Forgotten Maggies was an opportunity to “rectify” in some small way, the wrong that was visited upon these women over many years” with the Irish Independent saying “It took the persistence of documentary maker Steven O’Riordan and his team to secure justice.”

11 Ireland’s Magdalen laundries and the nation’s architecture of containment

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1 mrt. 2018

James Smith “Focusing on the ten Catholic Magdalen laundries operating between 1922 and 1996, [this book] offers the first history of women entering these institutions in the twentieth century. Because the religious orders have not opened their archival records, Smith argues that Ireland’s Magdalen institutions continue to exist in the public mind primarily at the level of story (cultural representation and survivor testimony) rather than history (archival history and documentation).”

12 – 800 Baby Mass Grave | Children Of Shame | Real Crime


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15 apr. 2021

Tuam, a quiet town in the west of Ireland. Tuam, a name that traumatised the whole of Ireland in the spring of 2014, when an unimaginable story was revealed. A hidden mass grave containing the remains of some 800 children was discovered on the former grounds of a home for single mothers, a hell on earth where children died from ill treatment, and were shamefully buried in secret and forgotten. Up until the 1990s, dozens of these detention centres were run by religious orders, but the country is still reluctant to confront the ghosts of its past.
 
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13 RTÉ Prime Time – Magdalene Laundry Apology (19/2/13)


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20 feb. 2013

RTÉ Prime Time special on the Irish Government’s official apology to the victims of the Magdalene Laundries in Ireland.
Interviewed guests from left to right – 
Mary Merritt, Claire McGettrick, Alan Shatter 
Presented by Miriam O’Callaghan 
Broadcast on Tuesday the 19/2/13
 
 

14 ‘We took their babies and gifted them, sold them, trafficked them and starved them’

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9 mrt. 2017

Taoiseach Enda Kenny used strong and emotive words in the Dáil today when discussing the Tuam mother and baby home revelations.

Today, Children’s Minister Katherine Zappone agreed to carry out a “small scoping exercise” to assess if it is possible to expand the existing terms of reference to include other homes into the commission of investigation into mother and baby homes.

Speaking in response to a question from Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin in the Dáil today, Kenny said, “we gave them up because of our perverse, in fact, morbid relationship with what is called respectability”.

The Taoiseach was addressing the Dáil following last week’s revelations that substantial amounts of human remains were discovered on the site of a former mother and baby home in Tuam, County Galway.

Since the discovery, a number of survivors have called for the commission of investigation into mother and baby homes to be expanded.

In consultation with the commission, Zappone is due to announce details of the scoping exercise after the St Patrick’s Day weekend. http://jrnl.ie/3275702

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The women were imprisoned there and they had to give birth without the assistance of a doctor or a midwife. Horrific circumstances altogether in the name of God by the Catholic Church. How shameful!
Simon Deady
And now Martin wants to seal the findings for 30 years. Whatever they found is so horrible, disgusting, cruel and sinister it can’t be revealed!!! In this video they’re mainly speaking about what happened in Tuam but we know it’s happened in almost a dozen different mother and baby homes. It’s absolutely horrifying
Paul Tougher
Everybody remember to thank Mr.martin who posed the question here in this video for sealing the records for 30years through the dail today 22/10/20. I’ve yet to hear of a bigger shame to be attached to a country/government and or religion. 800 dead children or babies in a misused septic tank as stated by rte news. Utter travesty for survivors. Disgraceful
Happy Chappy
I applaud you for delivering this much needed speech. The Irish people should be sufficiently outraged to demand action be taken against the Irish Catholic Church in whose institutions these atrocities have taken place. If the Irish people allow this to be swept under the carpet by the Church and the Irish Government, then they should hang their heads in shame. The power of the church needs to be a thing of the past. Wake up and acknowledge the corruption and cruelty that exists within this institution. A lot of people in Ireland are thankfully waking up to this fact. This man is speaking the truth and hopefully action will be taken and compensation given to those who suffered and steps taken that this cannot happen again
Sarah Campbell
I lived in a mother and baby unit 92 when i was 7 mths pregnat for 6 mths at st gabriels convent woolton ,it was so much different and sr elizabeth was wonderful my daughter is such a wonderful person ,doing her masters .so sad to hear about this across the waters from me.
Sagan
Well done Enda for saying that.
Eamonn Murphy
Irish government investigation summary: “Ireland was a cold harsh environment for many, probably the majority, of its residents during the earlier half of the period under remit. It was especially cold and harsh for women. All women suffered serious discrimination. Women who gave birth outside marriage were subject to particularly harsh treatment. Responsibility for that harsh treatment rests mainly with the fathers of their children and their own immediate families. It was supported by, contributed to, and condoned by, the institutions of the State and the Churches. However, it must be acknowledged that the institutions under investigation provided a refuge – a harsh refuge in some cases – when the families provided no refuge at all”.
Seamus Breathnach
Good man, Enda! and about time. Now you have plummeted (in words!) the difference between FF a FG and for that matter between FG and all the other parties… We know this will last as long our famous outspoken ‘popsstars’ who manage word toward a very narcissistic and short-term Telos… When does the apology come?? And Will we now have two instead of one Vatican plughole…?:???
Ed Barrett
Blaming the victims of the unholy alliance between Church and State – shameful.
Utopia32
This is a truly venemous speech.
Dottie Smith
God Bless the Ireland Babies and as for the Catholic Church your day will come…God Don’t sleep.
Angela Buyck
This is pure horror to this country is built on generation that goes aft er it justice forthesebabies
everyonelovesdee
Shame there is not enough horror and outrage to back up the words, someone else possibly wrote for him.
Max Kim Lowe
Time for Ireland to become secular. Separate church and state.
Marcia Durkee
Great shame on the irish!!!!
Utopia32
We don’t believe you Mr. K The reasons why we cannot say The reasons why cannot say We simply don’t have all day
sonia obrien
Your dead right Enda!
 
Nukak Maku Girl
this dude looks like george bush jr.
Pasty Klines
He looks n sounds nervous
Aidan Joyce
And kenny supports abortion. The hypocritical bollox.
Utopia32
What happened to my last post? Did I say something wrong? Was somebody offended?
Free Connacht Not Hanseatic
Where is the ambassador of the USA and their apology, whose citizens funded this ,???…where is the Fine Gael apology and their fascist regime whom ran these ipro treaty institutions? Where is the apology to the father’s whom were never told they had children and still are pillaged for their progeny..??…..A Norman natalists apology just does not cut the mustard..!.. Your apology for the aforesaid mentioned reasons is therefore not acceptable.
aisling Irish
Repeal the 8th in Ireland woman suffered for to long

15 Peter Mulryan demands answers to what happened to his sister in Tuam | The Late Late Show

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11 mrt. 2017

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16 Tuam and Ireland’s shame: unedited interview with historian Diarmaid Ferriter

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27 jun. 2014

Kelli In Texas
People saying it’s Ireland’s fault that the church was just handling their “unwanted kids and unwed moms – Ireland pushed their daughters and children out BUT the Catholic CHURCH made it THEIR problem when the accepted the income to take care of them, the income to house them, the income for their labor & the money for the adoption of children who they abused and starved. YES ITS THE CHURCH IS 100% TOTAL PROBLEM WHEN THEY OFFERED TO HANDLE THE SITUATION FOR A FEE.
 

17 Tuam and Ireland’s shame: unedited interview with Brian d’Arcy

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18 Ireland’s Magdalene Laundries: Maeve O’Rourke at TEDxHolborn

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3 apr. 2014

In 2013, the Irish Prime Minister apologised to Ireland’s Magdalene Laundry survivors for the incarceration and forced labour they suffered in the Catholic Church-run institutions between 1922 and 1996. Maeve O’Rourke’s talk will explore how survivor testimonies sparked a national and international human rights debate, which ultimately led to a State apology and reparations scheme in 2013.
 
Maeve O’Rourke is a human rights lawyer and World Economic Forum ‘Global Shaper’. In 2013, she was named the Family Law Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year for her advocacy on behalf of survivors of Ireland’s Magdalene Laundries.
 
Maeve has campaigned with the advocacy group Justice for Magdalenes Research (www.magdalenelaundries.com) since 2010
 
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Maeve O’Rourke is Ireland’s national treasure.
gabrielle O Gorman
Thank you so much to you Maeve Claire and Katherine for all you ladies who have done so much for Justice for Magdalens I will never forget you all thank you from the bottom of my heart love gabrielle O Gorman xxxxxxxxx
Max Kim Lowe
The victim’s should sue the Irish Government and Vatican. Keep fighting against these crimes against humanity.
marie diphillipo
I really think DeValera knew about this and was behind this
G Fleming
Wow! Why no comments here?

19 The Good Shepherd Magdalen Laundry

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21 apr. 2009

The Good Shepherd Magdalen Convent, Sunday’s Well, Cork.
 
The Good Shepherd Convent, Magdalen Asylum,Sunday’s Well, Cork opened on the 29th July 1872. It remained the site of orphanage, Magdalen laundry until the late 1970s. The buildings have been derelict ever since a serious fire in 2003. The laundry was one of buildings that were destroyed. 
The existence of the Magdalen asylums was little thought of until, in 1993, when an order of nuns in Dublin sold part of their convent to a real estate developer. The shocking discovery of 155 inmates buried in unmarked graves was made, all were exhumed and with the exception of one body were cremated and re-interred in communal grave. 
This triggered a public scandal and became local and national news in 1999. 
Mary Norris, Josephine McCarthy and Mary-Jo McDonagh, all asylum inmates, gave accounts of their treatment. The 1998 Channel 4 documentary Sex in a Cold Climate interviewed former inmates of Magdalen Asylums who testified to continued sexual, psychological and physical abuse while being isolated from the outside world for an indefinite amount of time. 
The conditions in the Good Shepherd Convent, Magdalen Laundry Asylum, and treatment of the inmates was dramatized in the acclaimed film The Magdalene Sisters (2002), written and directed by Peter Mullan.
 
 

20 Stories from an Irish Magdalene Laundry

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15 jul. 2009

Hundreds of Irish women were incarcerated in Irish Magdalene laundries run by religious orders in the past. For many of them, their experiences in these places were horrendous. On Sunday 12th July, Maureen O’Sullivan and “Sharon” talked to Irish broadcaster and journalist Karen Coleman about their experiences in Irish Magdalene laundries. They were speaking to Karen on her show “The Wide Angle” on Newstalk106-108.
 
googlegoat
To these brave women; thank you for sharing your experiences. it was a very sophisiticated system of degrading women.
50zcarsman
I feel very badly for all the poor young women who were victimized by the Church in this way (and every other). My deepest sympathy for the wasted, stunted years and psychological damage inevitably incurred. Screw those money-grubbing, controlling bastards in black robes.
Feminism Debunked
I cant belleive this crap happened and I cannot belleive that no one knows anything about it
duncan mcilroy
I think this was slave labour nothing whatever to do with caring for people, a total utter shame if the Catholic Church had any ethos about it it would apologise and make reparations for all the harm it has done. They should be made to answer at the Hauge charged with crimes against humanity
jrmetmoi
@VampireEyes That’s like leaving someone to drown when you know how to swim.
Mon Ornelas
porque no lo traducen? no entiendo nada
hisxmark
“Slaves, in reverent fear of God submit yourselves to your masters, not only to those who are good and considerate, but also to those who are harsh.” — 1 Peter 2:18 Obey and grovel.  That is Christianity.  Do not raise your hand against the Lord’s annointed.

Magdalen Laundry Short

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5 jun. 2015

 
 

Waterford child abuse scandal Good shepherd convent laundry and childrens home.

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2 sep. 2019

Waterford institute of technology, a past magdalene laundry and Childrens Home (Redress Rte )

21 The Stream – The plight of Ireland’s unmarried mothers

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22 jul. 2014

 

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A shrine in Tuam, County Galway, Ireland on June 9, 2014, erected in memory of up to 800 children who were allegedly buried at the site of the former home for unmarried mothers run by nuns. (PAUL FAITH/AFP/Getty Images)

 

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jenna _
If you are interested in mother baby homes I suggest you read Swan garden a beautiful book about a girl who was raped and her struggle getting out if the home to find her baby again
Ben Willock
Wow, the level of anglophobia and blame-shifting here is unbelievable. “Oh yeah, it happened in Ireland, but England, look at england, england did it too, it was an anglican church” I thought we were past this as a region.
Logic Time
For girls who are watching this and are not mothers yet, DON’T BE A SINGLE MOTHER. 

22 RTÉ – Claire Byrne Live – Tuam Mother-And-Baby Home (6/3/17) (576p)

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1 apr. 2017

Claire Byrne talks to survivors of Ireland’s residential institutions about what needs to happen next.
 
 

23 Tuam Babies Historian Catherine Corless speaks about her shocking discovery | The Late Late Show

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11 mrt. 2017

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24 A well deserved standing ovation for Tuam Babies Historian Catherine Corless | The Late Late Show

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11 mrt. 2017

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25 RTE Prime Time 5th February 2013

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26 The Evil Torture Nuns of Magdalene Asylum

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22 jul. 2020

The Magdalene Asylum took in women who needed help and guidance, but once inside the Asylum, the women were only shown fear and violence. Check out today’s crazy animated educational story where the evil villains are actually Nuns who ran the Magdalene Asylum, and who tortured the poor helpless women seeking shelter.

27 Waterford child abuse scandal Good shepherd convent laundry and childrens home.

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Waterford institute of technology, a past magdalene laundry and Childrens Home (Redress Rte )

PT1: ESCAPE FROM THE MAGDALENE LAUNDRY, DIANE CROGHAN SHARES HER INCREDIBLE STORY

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7 sep. 2020

In this powerful two part series, which begins tonight, 7th September 2020, the lovable Diane Croghan, who is almost 80 years old, tells her powerful story of her escape from the Wexford Magdalene Laundry.

Born in the Enniscorthy county home, where she remained until she was three year’s old, Diane was later fostered out before she was incarcerated into the Wexford Magdalene Laundry at just 8 years old – she is believed to be the youngest ever Magdalene.

Don’t miss Part One of Diane’s story this Monday 7th September at 7pm.

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PT2: ESCAPE FROM THE MAGDALENE LAUNDRY, DIANE CROGHAN SHARES HER INCREDIBLE STORY

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14th September 2020

In this powerful two part series, which began on 7th September 2020, the lovable Diane Croghan, who is almost 80 years old, tells her powerful story of her escape from the Wexford Magdalene Laundry.

Born in the Enniscorthy county home, where she remained until she was three year’s old, Diane was later fostered out before she was incarcerated into the Wexford Magdalene Laundry at just 8 years old – she is believed to be the youngest ever Magdalene.

Don’t miss Part Two of Diane’s story tonight Monday 14th September at 7pm.

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PT2: ESCAPE FROM THE MAGDALENE LAUNDRY, DIANE CROGHAN SHARES HER INCREDIBLE STORY – Blog

 

Pope Ireland Visit: Is the country over Catholicism? – BBC Newsnight


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25 aug. 2018

The Pope is set to visit Ireland for the first time since 1979.
 
 

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