Tuesday November 24, 2020

State placed more than 190,000 women and children in institutions

New figures also reveal that more than 57,000 survivors of Mother and Baby Homes are still alive today

22nd December, 2019

More than 190,000 women and children were placed in mother and baby institutions and county homes, preliminary government estimates have revealed.

The figures were released last Friday, as part of a report examining the number of survivors entitled to health and well-being supports, as the government attempts to offer assistance to victims of state institutionalisation.

The report reveals a total estimate of 192,256 people placed in mother and baby homes and county homes between the beginning...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader



Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Then €19.99 a month after the offer period.

Get basic
*New subscribers only
You can cancel any time.



€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.




90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

2 Yearly



Unlimited Access for 2 Years

This product does not auto-renew

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Related Stories

With just under six weeks to go until the end of the Brexit transition period, businesses are braced for rocky times as the old way of doing things becomes a thing of the past

Aiden Corkery | 2 days ago

Kevin Nowlan sees future office developments as being occupied by a number of tenants, with large convertible spaces as well as gyms, food outlets and even bars

Ian Guider | 2 days ago

The state has not outright banned citizens living abroad from travelling home this Christmas – but its pleading suggestions leave ex-pats in a bind

Rachel Lavin | 2 days ago