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The Woman Who Faced Being Fired From An Garda Síochána For Having Sex

In the 1980s, 21-year-old Garda recruit Majella Moynihan faced criminal charges when she became preg...
Sarah Stacey
Sarah Stacey

6:03 PM - 14 Sep 2020



The Last Word With Matt Cooper

The Woman Who Faced Being Fired From An Garda Síochána For Having Sex

Sarah Stacey
Sarah Stacey

6:03 PM - 14 Sep 2020

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In the 1980s, 21-year-old Garda recruit Majella Moynihan faced criminal charges when she became pregnant after having premarital sex with another member of the force.

She was threatened with dismissal from An Garda Síochána and was pressured into giving her baby up for adoption.

Majella has told her story in a new book, A Guarded Life: My Story of the Dark Side of An Garda Síochána.

She joined Matt on The Last Word to talk about her treatment and the trauma she endured as a result.

The Woman Who Faced Being Fired From An Garda Síochána For Having Sex

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