Ireland's Child Care Institutions during the 20th. Century. Fo'T: The most vivid and passionate stories - banished babies, cruel orphanages, old abuses of power - have concerned things that went unnoticed, or at least unarticulated, at the time. News has often had to be redefined, not as the latest sensation but as that which everybody knew all along yet could not say.

Thursday, April 27, 2006

Public Hearings Phase III

Phase III public hearings of the Investigation Committee of the Commission are due to commence on Thursday 4th May, 2006 and continue until June 20th. The venue for the hearings is the Mezzanine Suite, Herbert Park Hotel, Embassy House, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4. The hearings will commence at 10-30am each day and further details of the location can be obtained at
As previously indicated on the Commission's website, evidence will be submitted as follows:

Presentation Brothers
St Joseph’s Industrial School,
4 May 2006

Rosminian Institute of Charity
St Joseph’s Industrial School, Ferryhouse
St Patrick’s Industrial School, Upton
9, 10 and 11 May 2006

Sisters of Mercy
Our Lady of Succour Industrial School, Newtownforbes
St Vincent’s Industrial School, Goldenbridge
St Joseph’s Industrial School, Dundalk
St Joseph’s Industrial School, Clifden
St Michael’s Industrial School, Cappoquin
Mount St Joseph’s Industrial School, Passage West
15 - 19 May 2006

Christian Brothers
St Joseph’s Industrial School, Letterfrack
Artane Industrial School
St Joseph’s Industrial School, Tralee
Carriglea Park Industrial School
22 - 24 May 2006
29 and 30 May 2006

Sisters of Charity
St. Joseph’s Industrial School, Kilkenny
St. Patrick’s Industrial School, Kilkenny
31 May and 1 June 2006 and 2 June 2006

The Oblates of Mary Immaculate
St Conleth’s Reformatory School, Daingean ????

6 and 7 June 2006
Department of Education and Science
8 and 9 June 2006
Department of Justice / Department of Health
12 - 16 June 2006
ISPCC 19 June 2006
20 June 2006

Brenda McVeigh
Secretary to the Commission