After his wife abandoned him in 1953, Desmond Doyle was advised to put his six children in Ireland's notorious Industrial Schools.
However, when he came to collect them he found to his horror that they would not release them to a single parent.
His daughter Evelyn tells Martha the story of her fathers' fight to save his family and to change Irish law, in her memoir, Evelyn. Evelyn: A True Story, published by Orion, ISBN: 0 75285 3651, £12.99
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