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Mother And Baby Home Survivors Seek Restorative Justice After Taoiseach's "Premature" Apology

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has delivered an apology to the survivors of mother and baby homes and coun...
Sarah Stacey
Sarah Stacey

5:45 PM - 13 Jan 2021



The Last Word With Matt Cooper

Mother And Baby Home Survivors Seek Restorative Justice After Taoiseach's "Premature" Apology

Sarah Stacey
Sarah Stacey

5:45 PM - 13 Jan 2021

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Taoiseach Micheál Martin has delivered an apology to the survivors of mother and baby homes and county homes.

Speaking in the Dáil, he apologised on behalf of the State for what he called "the profound generational wrong visited upon Irish mothers and their children".

The Mother and Baby Homes Commission of Investigation published its final report yesterday, which revealed that about 9,000 children died in the 18 homes under investigation.

Conall Ó Fátharta, lecturer at NUIG and a journalist who has written on these issues for 10 years, Caelainn Hogan, author of Republic of Shame, and Susan Lohan, co-founder of the Adoption Rights Alliance, joined us with their responses to the apology.

Mother And Baby Home Survivors Seek Restorative Justice After Taoiseach's "Premature" Apology

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