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The invisible protection afforded by a wedding ring

The treatment of Majella Moynihan was atrocious, but in 2019, we still penalise unmarried parents in many subtle ways

23rd June, 2019

What words are there that could adequately attempt to describe the hurt of Majella Moynihan? I do not have them. This was an Ireland in living memory for most of us. I was five years old when the garda was treated like a criminal for having sex outside of marriage and giving birth to a child outside of wedlock.

The might of institutional authority was brought to bear on the new 21-year-old recruit. Internal Garda...

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