Mary Harney

Jan 21 2021 Posted: 09:35 GMT
Our LLM (International Human Rights) graduate and current tutor, Mary Harney, spoke to about the need for survivors of Mother and Baby Homes and forced family separation to have 'unfettered access' to birth certificates, early-care documents and medical records, stating that 'the right to identity is a human right, it's the most important thing.'
Mary also spoke to Claire Byrne on RTE Radio 1 about her experiences with her mother in Bessborough Mother and Baby Home, as a 'boarded out' child following forced separation from her mother, subsequently in an Industrial School, and fighting to discover her identity and her mother's fate. 

Mary's experiences were also reported by the Daily Mail  

Mary spoke to Cork radio C103 and Galway Bay FM