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Magdalene Laundries, Mother and Baby Homes and Industrial Schools focus of new exhibition

“Art should comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable,” stated Alison Lowry at the launch of her exhibition, which has been described as a powerful artistic response to the Magdalene Laundries.

2019.03.28.

Abuse survivors describe meeting with Pope as “very powerful”

“I cannot fail to acknowledge the grave scandal caused in Ireland by the abuse of young people by members of the Church charged with responsibility for their protection and education.” - Pope Francis

2018.08.26.

Bishop Doran pays tribute to Boys Town founder’s courage

“I do not believe that a child can be reformed by lock and key and bars, or that fear can ever develop a child’s character.”

2017.06.17.

Frank Duff’s care for unmarried mothers and their children praised

According to Finola Kennedy, the Legion of Mary founder sought to help unmarried mothers, not stigmatise them, and he was opposed to separating mothers from their children.

2017.04.28.

We’re paying our share, say orders in billion euro compensation row

The Christian Brothers will make total contributions to redress, welfare and education of over €600m.

2017.03.11.

‘Traveller identity must be protected & assigned legal protection’

Archbishop Diarmiud Martin pays tribute to Fr Derek Farrell as “a true friend of the Travelling People” who did not seek any great publicity for himself but placed his talents fully at the service of the Travellers and their place in society.

2016.09.30.

Historian revises Boys Town founder’s role

Mary Rafferty was mistaken in saying Fr Edward Flanagan had ‘blown the whistle’ on Irish industrial schools.

2014.11.08.
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