Entries by Chair of IWSSN

RTE: ‘Commission investigating Mother and Baby Homes will not examine illegal adoptions’

The Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes will not be asked to examine illegal adoptions that took place outside such institutions. Minister for Children Katherine Zappone said the plight of the dwindling number of survivors of the Protestant-run Bethany Home was one reason she had asked the commission to advise on whether the investigation’s scope should be […]

The Western Star: ‘Survivors of Magdalene Laundries deserve peace after years of suffering’

It’s often gut-wrenching, but Dr. Rie Croll says there’s a sense of “urgency” in her research aimed at collecting stories of women forcibly confined in female-only laundries and reformatories before “they are forever lost to history.” Her current research brings together stories of women from Ireland, Canada and Australia who spent time in institutions known […]

The I Newspaper: “Survivors of Ireland’s notorious homes for ‘fallen women’ where babies were ‘left to die’ speak out”

Catch IWSSN today on pg 26 in The i Newspaper, where our work in supporting the Irish investigation into Mother-and-Baby Homes is covered. Powerfully, clients of ours who are survivors of these homes, speak out about their experiences and the ordeals they suffered from as a result of the Mother-and-Baby Homes. Two years ago this month, a local […]

Irish TV visits IWSSN offices in Manchester

Irish TV visit our offices in Manchester to find out more about how we’re supporting Irish survivors in the north of the country.   If you or someone you know is an Irish survivor of institutional care, please get in touch with IWSSN to find out more about our services and how we can support […]