Majella Moynihan: Why were we so very hateful?

When Majella Moynihan bravely told her story, of how she, as a guard, was mistreated and bullied shamelessly by An Garda Síochána just half a lifetime ago because she became pregnant while single, she reopened the Pandora’s box where so many of the secret histories of how Irish life was so very dark, so very cruel, are hidden away.

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Former Garda Commissioner's family say he did not meet Archbishop on Majella Moynihan case

The family of former garda commissioner Larry Wren has denied that he would have allowed the Archbishop of Dublin to dictate garda policy.

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Letter to the Editor: Many women are owed apologies

The Mother and Baby Home Commission of Investigation may be seeking evidence for the allegation that unmarried motherhood was considered akin to a criminal act.

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1980s Ireland was no place for women

Majella Moynihan told her story this week and joins the likes of Ann Lovett, Joanne Hayes, and Eileen Flynn as women who were failed by the State, writes Dan Buckley

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Punishment of pregnant garda an example of sexual policing

Majella Moynihan was forced to give her child up for adoption after she had sex out of marriage in 1984. She was not the only ‘fallen’ woman shabbily treated by the State, says Linda Connolly

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Majella Moynihan was punished because we wanted her to be

Gerard Howlin The deeply moving case of Majella Moynihan, predictably channelled public anger towards a “them”, but away from us. This is a recurring phenomenon as searing stories of our past — often an uncomfortably recent one — emerge. It legitimises a false narrative. It perpetuates a sense of powerlessness then, the better to whitewash responsibility now.

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Taoiseach condemns treatment of ex-garda Majella Moynihan

Leo Varadkar was speaking about the case of Majella Moynihan who was pressured into giving up her child in the 1980s.

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Majella Moynihan: ‘They thought they could break me’

Garda commissioner Drew Harris has asked to meet Majella Moynihan this week to make a personal apology.

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Ex-garda: ‘They no longer have a hold over me. Today, I’m free’

A former garda, who was threatened with dismissal from the force after becoming pregnant with a fellow garda recruit in the 1980s, attempted to take her own life five times following her ordeal.

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Another dark saga from the past: Reminder of why we had to change

We cannot, it seems, escape our sordid, ultra-judgemental past.

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‘I had five attempted suicides’: Majella Moynihan speaks about her treatment by An Garda Síochána

A former Garda who became pregnant ‘out of wedlock’ by another member of the force in 1984 spoke about the "horrific abuse" she suffered.

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Commissioner expected to deliver personal apology to Majella Moynihan

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris is to deliver a personal apology to Majella Moynihan, who was threatened with dismissal from An Garda Síochana for having pre-marital sex with another garda recruit and for giving birth to a baby out of wedlock.

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Charlie Flanagan apologises to guard who faced disciplinary charges after having a child out of wedlock in 1980s

The former garda faced dismissal in the 1980s after having a child out of wedlock.

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Guard who became pregnant in 1980s speaks out about 'forced adoption'

A woman who says she was forced to give up her child for adoption after becoming pregnant out of wedlock in the 1980s has spoken out about her experience for the first time.

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