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Irish prime minister to make formal apology over deaths of 9,000 children at Catholic-run care homes – ABC News

An inquiry finds thousands of infants died in Irish homes for unmarried mothers and their offspring run by the Catholic Church from the 1920s to the late 1990s,

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An inquiry has found thousands of infants died in Irish homes for unmarried mothers and their offspring run by the Catholic Church from the 1920s to the 1990s, an “appalling” mortality rate that reflected brutal living conditions.
Key points:

  • An investigation has found thousands of young children died in homes for unmarried mothers and babies across Ireland
  • The homes had mortality rates for children five times those born to married parents
  • Irish PM Micheál Martin will apologise to survivors in parliament…

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