Ireland’s grim history of a network of religious institutions that abused and humiliated unmarried mothers and their children for most of the 20th century will be revealed.
The Judicial Investigation Commission conducted an investigation into the homes of mothers and infants in Ireland, and records show that in institutions that double as orphanages and adoption institutions, the mortality and cruelty are alarming.
The Maternal and Child Home Committee will share a 3,000-page report with survivors of the system on Tuesday. Its five-year investigation was conducted after a mass grave for infants and children was discovered in Tuam, County Galway.
Taoism, Michéal Martin (Michéal Martin) will formally apologize in Dáil on Wednesday. According to Martin, who read the report, the content of the report was shocking and difficult to read.
According to a leak published in the Sunday Independent, it is estimated that between 1
Another source of anger for survivors is the policies of religious organizations and the state to prevent them from tracking each other. Ireland denies the legal right of adopters to have their own information and files. It is understood that the report records many lies and confusions of priests, nuns and officials.
“This is a critical moment. Sorry, it took so long to come out,” said Anne Harris, 70, who gave birth to a son in an institution in County Cork in 1970. “Irish society’s attitude towards children born out of wedlock is very rigid and judgmental. In these huge institutions, women are just out of reach.
Joan Burton (Joan Burton) is a former deputy prime minister, he was born in such a family in 1949. He said the findings of this investigation are a milestone in a document that documents a system that may be forgotten in a liberalized country that no longer depends on the Catholic Church.
She wrote in the “Irish Independent”: “The report will reveal, especially for the new generation of young people, what Ireland has done to women who dared to love after marriage and have children who had to be’abandoned’. “. “This will give our society the opportunity to ask why such cruel behavior is tolerated for so long.”
The committee was established in 2014 when the historian Catherine Corless (Catherine Corless) gave the death certificate of nearly 800 children who lived in the mother and baby home of Bonsecurs in Tuam, but only two were buried . The committee said in an interim report that excavation work subsequently discovered an underground structure, which was divided into 20 small rooms, which contained “a large number of human remains.”
The government apologized to the survivors on Monday because they had a media leak over the weekend, which undermined a promise to let them check the report first before publishing. It is considering compensation and legislation to help mothers and their children track each other.
Harris said she was lucky: By 1970, the worst abuse had ended, and she was one of the women whose family paid for their institutionalization during pregnancy. Those who cannot pay have to cook, scrub the floor and do other physical tasks. Harris wrote a novel “Sneak” based on his successful search for his son.
The 2013 film “Feromona” starring Judi Dench and Steve Coogan is based on Feromena Lee. Feromena Lee has been trying to find her son who was forced to give up for adoption in the 1950s.