Former home for unmarried mothers where remains of nearly 800 children were found
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Authorities under pressure over Irish child deaths

The Catholic Church in Ireland, has told an order of nuns, to co-operate with any inquiry into the deaths of nearly 800 children, whose bodies were found in a mass grave on their premises.

The children, buried in the grounds of a former home, for unmarried mothers, had died of illness or malnutrition between 1925 and 1961.

Authorities in Ireland are coming under increasing pressure to hold an inquiry into the deaths.

Chris Buckler reports.

  • 05 Jun 2014
  • From the section Europe
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