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State 'must investigate' 1950s adoptions

The government is facing calls for an inquiry into a lucrative business run by nuns in the 1950s and 1960s which saw 2,000 Irish children sent to America for adoption.

1st September, 2012

The government is facing calls for an inquiry into a lucrative business run by nuns in the 1950s and 1960s which saw 2,000 Irish children sent to America for adoption. The children had been born to unmarried mothers and only wealthy Catholic Americans were allowed to adopt them.

The Irish Adoption Rights Alliance, which campaigns for equal rights for adopted people, said the government must establish an inquiry into this "state-sanctioned illegal trafficking of children".

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