Banished Babies: Updated and Expanded Edition


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The story of baby trafficking organised by nuns, sanctioned by an archbishop, administered by civil servants and approved by politicians who tried to keep it secret. In this updated and expanded edition of his highly acclaimed ‘Banished Babies’, Mike Milotte, who has been engaged with this story for over fifteen years, exposes yet another disturbing chapter of Ireland’s crimes against it’s own children, uncovering a scandal that goes to the heart of the Irish State.nnnnBlending poignant personal stories into his account, Milotte uncovers in vivid detail how the State colluded with the Church to facilitate the export of thousands of ‘illegitimate’ children, and how a black market existed in which Irish babies were bought and sold beyond the fringes of the official scheme. Delving deeper into official archives and drawing on the papers of Archbishop John Charles McQuaid, Milotte reveals how, yet again, both Church and State placed the avoidance of scandal above the welfare of innocent and vulnerable children.

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Millie Milotte


New Island