Report lifts lid on harsh and unforgiving attitudes towards unmarried mothers

Report lifts lid on harsh and unforgiving attitudes towards unmarried mothers Aiden Corless lights candles in the middle of artwork made up of clay children’s shoes at the site of a home for unmarried mothers in Tuam. Photo: CNS
The commission doesn’t shy away from laying blame at the foot of families as well as Church and State, writes Chai Brady The responsibility for the “harsh treatment” of unmarried mothers “rests mainly with the fathers of their children and their own immediate families”, according to the commission investigating the institutions. The report – which…
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