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The history of forced adoption in Ireland

In 2001, the then-Minister for Children, Mary Hanafin, introduced the first Adoption Information and Tracing Bill to Dáil Éireann. The Bill would attempt to criminalise adoptees by imposing a term of imprisonment (up to one…

‘What’s In a Name, Anyway?’

‘What’s In a Name, Anyway?’ is a short radio documentary which charts Donna Carron’s 25-year-search for her Irish birth mother armed with only a misspelled surname. Donna describes how her journey was thwarted by the…

The Celtic Peacock

During the Celtic Tiger some people took on untypical animals as pets to show their wealth In the middle of setting up an interview with head of education and media at the DSPCA, Gillian Bird…