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The Report on the Mother and Child Homes

The Report on the Mother and Child Homes

In the culture of the time, the father, considered the boss of the household in a patriarchal society, felt compelled to do his duty by barring his umarried pregnant daughter from living with the family. Considerations of familial love wilted when faced with the condemnation of neighbors, community and church. Continue reading

Magdalen Restorative Justice Ex-Gratia Scheme

Magdalen Restorative Justice Ex-Gratia Scheme In 2013 the Government established an ex-gratia redress scheme for the benefit of women who were admitted to and worked in one of 12 ‘Magdalen’ institutions.  The Government has now decided to apply the scheme to women who worked in the laundries in those 12 institutions but who were resident … Continue reading