Report expected to detail how 9,000 children died in 18 care institutions across Ireland
A new report into the deaths of thousands of babies and children is being published today in Ireland. The 3,000 page report has documented shocking details of a network of religious institutions, orphanages and children's homes.
The Irish Government is expected to make a formal state apology after a report found 9,000 children died in so-called Mother and Baby Homes from 1922 to the late 1990s.
A five-year investigation by a judicial commission of investigation detailed how the children died at 18 institutions for unmarried mothers and their babies. Stans, the superfans of celebrities, have used their following and influence to make a notable impact in political events this year — turning their obsession into political activism. Ireland's government is to formally apologise over the legacy of the country's so-called mother-and-baby homes.
A report released on Tuesday shows 9,000 children died in the church-run facilities over 70 years.
Ireland's minister for children described the abuse inflicted in the homes as oppressive and brutally misogynistic.
Al Jazeera's Andrew Simmons reports.