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Ireland: Mother & Baby Homes report a whitewash — but Church and State are guilty!

For years, survivors and adoptees of so-called ‘mother and baby homes’ have sought justice. Governments promised they’d get it. Sadly, all they’ve received from official Ireland this week is yet another slap in the face

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Ireland: Constitutional Ban on Abortion Defeated

Many of the civil liberties enjoyed elsewhere in Europe (contraception, divorce, abortion) were, for a long time, denied in Ireland, largely on the grounds of the Roman Catholic faith

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Women, the Church & the Irish State: A history of misogyny & repression

The power of the Catholic Church in Ireland was cemented even before the founding of the Irish Free State in 1922

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