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'We call ourselves the banished babies' - Mari Steed on her reaction to the Mother and Baby Homes Commission report

The Mother and Baby Homes Commission's final report makes clear Ireland had a “stifling, oppres...

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17.41 12 Jan 2021


'We call ourselves the banished babies' - Mari Steed on her reaction to the Mother and Baby Homes Commission report


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17.41 12 Jan 2021


The Mother and Baby Homes Commission's final report makes clear Ireland had a “stifling, oppressive and brutally misogynistic culture” towards unmarried mothers and their children, the Children’s Minister has said.

The lengthy and long-awaited report has been published this afternoon, highlighting the 'particularly harsh treatment' that women who gave birth outside marriage were subject to.

Mari Steed, who was born in Bessborough in Cork and gave her reaction to the report to Jonathan Healy on The Hard Shoulder and we also heard from Catherine Connolly Independent TD for Galway West


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