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November 2015 Archives

Independent Ireland was a cold house for 'undeserving poor' and 'incorrigible idle'

Notions of self-reliance and social and cultural superiority which fed early twentieth-century nationalism in Europe had little place for those seen as the undeserving poor The interior of the now derelict Sisters of Our Lady of Charity Magdalene Laundry on...
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State feared public scandal over infant deaths at mother and baby homes

19Monday, November 23, 2015 By Conall Ó FáthartaIrish Examiner ReporterThe State feared a "public scandal" in relation to the alarming number of children dying in mother and baby homes -- 70 years before the Tuam babies scandal made worldwide headlines.The revelation...
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Do NOT Forget this Important Event Saturday 21st November 2015

   Information event: Supports for survivors of institutional abuse - what's available and where to go Event to provide survivors of Irish institutional abuse with information on the support services available in Ireland and the UK When: Saturday 21st November...
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Well worth listening to

<a href="http://ad.ie.doubleclick.net/jump/Radio_1/Radio_1;kw=lbord1radio1;sz=468x60,728x90;ord=123456789?" target="_blank"><img src="http://ad.ie.doubleclick.net/ad/Radio_1/Radio_1;kw=lbord1radio1;sz=468x60,728x90;ord=123456789?" width="468" height="60" border="0" alt=""></a> RTÉ Radio 1 Documentary on One My Uncle Jack When Jack Dowling was just 12, he began to escape from the brutal industrial school system in Ireland, walking away from Greenmount in...
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End but maybe not closure

Legal actions halted over Smyth child sex abuse 20 Thursday 12 November 2015 12.39 The actions were taken against the Catholic Church's failure to stop Brendan Smyth sexually abusing childrenThe Court of Appeal has halted three actions for damages brought...
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Call to Investigate discrepancies

Garda probe of baby deaths discrepancy in Bessborough sought0 Wednesday, November 11, 2015  By Conall Ó FáthartaIrish Examiner Reporter Campaigners have called for a Garda investigation into why the religious order which ran Bessborough Mother and Baby Home reported significantly...
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Anomalies in Register of deaths at Mother and Baby Home

Bessborough Mother and Baby Home: Register of deaths reveals trends and anomalies17Monday, November 09, 2015 By Conall Ó FáthartaIrish Examiner ReporterWhen news broke that 796 children were listed as having died at Tuam Mother and Baby Home last year -- it...
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Investigation on going

Bessborough Mother and Baby Home: Order reported 80 more infant deaths to State than were on death register111 Monday, November 09, 2015  By Conall Ó FáthartaIrish Examiner Reporter The religious order that ran the Bessborough Mother and Baby Home reported...
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Northern Ireland Inquiry

North abuse inquiry to investigate six more institutions Inquiry chairman wants proper compensation scheme for victims of institutional abuse Sir Anthony Hart, chairman of the North's Historical Institutional Abuse inquiry, said the inquiry would complete its work by July next...
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