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Ireland’s mental hospitals: the last gap in our  history of 'coercive confinement'?

Some of the artefacts and records on view at Grangegorman Community Museum. Grangegorman was home to Ireland’s first psychiatric hospital founded in Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Midwife’s memoir reveals the horror of Bessborough

Experimental drug trials conducted at Cork mother and baby home - Cork's Red FM

Many Magdalene women spent decades in laundries

An inquiry found of those detained in institutions such as the now derelict Sisters of Our Lady of Charity Magdalene Laundry in Dublin (pictured) were sent by the authorities

County homes took harsh toll on ‘unmarried mothers’

Hard unpaid labour was part of the price mothers paid for basic shelter for themselves and their babies

Magdalene Institutions: Recording an Oral and Archival History is a Government of Ireland Collaborative Research Project funded by the Irish Research Council which was led by Dr Katherine O’Donnell, Director of the Women’s Studies Centre at University College Dublin.

Textile and Embroidered Bookbindings of Medieval England and France By Robin E. Muller -- Old book bindings - photo by Tom Murphy VII

The mission of Adoption Rights Alliance is to advocate equal human and civil rights for those affected by Ireland's closed secret adoption system.

The mission of Adoption Rights Alliance is to advocate equal human and civil rights for those affected by Ireland's closed secret adoption system.

Adoption Rights Alliance

The mission of Adoption Rights Alliance is to advocate equal human and civil rights for those affected by Ireland's closed secret adoption system.

Heartbroken Kathleen Byrne, 67, has demanded the 1966 death of her son is included in the official probe into the mother and baby homes horror.

Heartbroken Kathleen Byrne, has demanded the 1966 death of her son is included in the official probe into the mother and baby homes horror.

Locked up for falling in love

Emer O'Kelly: My sadness over aunt locked up for falling in love - Independent.IE Emer O'Kelly was horrified to learn her own family was guilty of having a young mother incarcerated

Some mother-and-baby home records transferred to Tusla

The Chief Executive of Tusla, the child and family agency, has said records for the mother-and-baby homes in Tuam, Bessborough in Cork, and St Patrick's on the Navan Road in Dublin have been transferred to the agency.

Mother and baby home inquiry must examine our culture of concealment

Mother and baby home inquiry must examine our culture of concealment WWW.COM Despite previous State reports, such homes have not received scrutiny

Breaking The Rule Of Silence

Breaking The Rule Of Silence

Almost 80 per cent of the 796 children who died in the Bon Secours mother and baby home in Tuam did not live to see their first birthday.

General Register Office records show 796 children died at an average age of months