Ireland finally apologizes to the 10,000 ‘Magdalene Sister slaves’ of its Catholic workhouses who were locked up and brutalised by nuns
Thousands of women were sent to the ‘Magdalene laundries’ over a 70-year period, such as the Sisters of Our Lady of Charity Magdalene Laundry in Dublin (bottom right). Irish prime minister Enda Kenny apologised but victims, including Maureen Sullivan (top right), demanded a stronger statement.
Mother of two sons jumped to her death from a cliff after she found out she was pregnant with twin boys – because she wanted a baby girl
A pregnant mother-of-two who desperately wanted a daughter jumped from a cliff-top when she discovered the twins she was carrying were boys, a coroner’s court has been told.
Anna Byrne, 35, a nurse from Dunboyne, County Meath, was left ‘devastated’ when ultrasound scans in March this year showed she would be having two more boys.
In the months before her death she noticed baby girls everywhere and avoided her friends – particularly those with daughters.
An 11-year-old boy will be getting a lifetime of gratitude from his young sister after her saved her from a potentially fatal pitbull attack by jumping in to go toe-to-toe with the dogs himself.
via News One
When two pitbulls rushed through the hole of a chain linked fence and attacked an 11-year-old boy and his 5-year-old sister in Dublin, Ga., big brother took charge. Read the rest of this entry