Trafficked With Three Birth Certs


Last night.

Following the announcement earlier that the final report by the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes will be released in the week commencing January 11…

…we were joined by Mother and Baby Home adoptees Karen Trimnell (top left), Eunan Duffy (bottom right) and Breeda Murphy (bottom left), PRO of the Tuam Mother and Baby Home Alliance.

The 3,000 plus-page report will include the testimonies of people who lived and worked in homes between the 1920s and the 1990s. However, the commission only looked at a sample of 13 homes, all in the south.

Karen and Eunan both discovered within the last five years that they had been ‘adopted’ from the Marianvale home (top) in Newry, County Down, run by the Good Shepherd Sisters.

Eunan and Breeda call to have homes in Northern Ireland investigated while New Yorker Karen reveals how she ended up in the United States with three different birth certificates.

Yesterday: 11/1/21

Yesterday: Opportunities for closure are slipping away from Mother and Baby home survivors (Breeda Murphy, Irish Examiner)

Previously: Mother and Baby Homes on Broadsheet

Top pic: BBC News

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8 thoughts on “Trafficked With Three Birth Certs

    1. Janet, dreams of an alternate universe

      absolutely, this deserves the cover so much,
      I thought that was an interesting comment about the decrease of female freedoms AFTER the establishment of the free state,
      I wonder how different this country would have looked if we had not cast off one unfit leadership only to replace it with another…the church.

  1. ReproBertie

    Just on a point of clarity, the January 11th deadline is not a January 11th deadline.

    The minister announced that he would release the report “on the week commencing January 11th, 2021”. We may not see it until the Friday.

  2. White Dove

    Great work, thank you to the victims of this heinous practice for sharing their stories and to Broadsheet_ie for providing a compassionate and respectful environment in which to do so. John wonderul as always – an underrated Irish treasure.

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