In a podcast for the History Hub.ie podcast series, Dr Lindsey Earner-Byrne (UCD) looks at the Mother and Child Scheme controversy which erupted in Ireland in the early 1950s.
Dr Lindsey Earner-Byrne is a lecturer in the School of History and Archives UCD and the author of Mother and Child: Maternity and Child Welfare in Ireland, 1920s-1960s (Manchester: Manchester University Press). Her research areas include modern Irish social and political history; gender and welfare history of Ireland and Europe; Irish demographic and emigration history.
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