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Ó Snodaigh calls for investigation into Bethany Home deaths

30 June, 2011 - by Aengus Ó Snodaigh TD


Speaking in the Dáil this morning Sinn Féin TD Aengus Ó Snodaigh called for an investigation into the deaths of at least 219 children in Bethany Home in Dublin between 1922 and 1949.

Deputy Ó Snodaigh said the government failed to consider amending the 2002 Redress Act to give recognition to children who suffered unnecessary illness, neglect and death at the home.

“There is a need to investigate the fact that at least 219 children died in the years 1922-49 in Bethany Home in Dublin, and to further acknowledge the state's failure to save the children and especially the remaining survivors from the cruelty perpetrated against them.

“This Government failed to consider amending the 2002 Redress act to give recognition to the children who suffered unnecessary illness, neglect and death, due to indifference, incompetence, sectarianism, complicity of the state.” ENDS

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