r/worldnews – Prime minister of Ireland apologized to thousands of victims who faced widespread abuse and death at institutions for unwed mothers and their children. Government-commissioned report revealed some 9,000 children died in country’s so-called mother and baby homes over several decades.
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A government-commissioned report revealed some 9,000 children died in the country’s so-called mother and baby homes over several decades, a mortality rate far higher than the rest of the population.
“Speaking in the Dail, the lower house of the Irish parliament, Taoiseach Micheal Martin said:”On behalf of the government, the state and its citizens, I apologize for the profound generational wrong visited upon Irish mothers and their children who ended up in a mother and baby home or a county home.
There were about 56,000 unmarried mothers and about 57,000 children in the mother and baby homes investigated by the commission.