Tuam babies: How the English ‘sent back’ unmarried mothers to Ireland

Policy Press author, academic and SWAN Ireland member Paul Michael Garrett discusses the issues surrounding unmarried mothers in his book “Social work and Irish people in Britain”. This blog post looks at this topic and touches on the recent story covering the headlines in Ireland, the Tuam babies.

Link: https://policypress.wordpress.com/2014/06/27/tuam-babies-how-the-english-sent-back-unmarried-mothers-to-ireland/

 

Note: In the blog post one paragraph misquotes Garrett. This is how the paragraph should read: “There was a threefold system in Ireland to deal with ‘unmarried mothers’ – the Church-run Mother and Baby homes forming one part, but a greater number of women were resident in the County Homes and Magdalen Asylums – the former was local authority-run and over which the Church did not have any say.”

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