Projects Completed in 2023



Project Title Language, Terminology and Representation Relating to Ireland’s Institutions Historically Known as ‘Mother and Baby Homes’, ‘County Homes’ and related Institutions
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Research Team

Prof Caroline McGregor, Dr Carmel Devaney, Dr Sarah-Anne Buckley & Prof Pat Dolan

Project Summary

This project was recommended by the ‘Mother and Baby Homes Collaborative Forum’ (hereafter the Collaborative Forum) in 2018. In 2019, a funding call was initiated by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs as it was then, and under the Irish Research Council COALESCE Research Fund, for which researchers from NUI Galway were successful.

The aim of this project is to provide and highlight acceptable language for use while also noting stigmatising and labelling language that has been used in the past. The project additionally seeks to provide guidance on how to address this issue in the future.

Further information available here.

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