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Mother and baby home investigation: “appalling” level of infant mortality

first_img WhatsApp A five-year investigation into mother and baby homes has found an “appalling” level of infant mortality among children born there.Out of the 18 homes examined by the Commission of Investigation, including one in Stranorlar and The Castle, Newtowncunningham, 9 thousand children died.56 thousand unmarried mothers – ranging in age from 12 years old to women in their 40s – along with 57 thousand children lived in the institutions.The Commission says women who gave birth outside marriage were subjected to “particularly harsh treatment” in the period looked at from 1922 to 1998.It found that was “supported by, contributed to, and condoned by” the institutions of the State and the Churches.Taoiseach Michael Martin says the report makes often harrowing reading:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/martinm4pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Twitter Pinterest Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Facebook Pinterest AudioHomepage BannerNews Facebook Harps come back to win in Waterford WhatsApp By News Highland – January 12, 2021 center_img Mother and baby home investigation: “appalling” level of infant mortality Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Twitter Google+ Google+ Previous articleDonegal athletes and coaches invited to hear from experts at NW Sporting Pathways seminarsNext articleMain Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday January 12th News Highland FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR DL Debate – 24/05/21 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24thlast_img read more