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Liveline Friday 13 June 2014

Important information regarding Funny Friday 25th November 2016: 

Funny Friday will be broadcast live this week from Studio One in the RTE Radio Buildings. 

This is a ticketed event with a limited audience capacity. Tickets have been allocated on a first come-first serve basis.

While we will endeavour to respond to all of the ticket queries received, please note that if you have not been contacted by a member of the Liveline team, unfortunately you have not been successful in obtaining tickets.

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Remember, the Liveline Christmas Special will be broadcast live from Dublin's Duke Street on Christmas Eve. This is open to the public and we hope to see you all there.  

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It has been an extaordinary week of mother and baby stories on Liveline.

We started today's programme with Eamon who had been a handyman doing occasional work at The Manor House  Mother and Baby home in Castlepollard. He described what he saw on his visits.

Barbara's mother spent 21 years in institutions including the Bethany Home. Barbara herself was put up for adoption. She didn't search for her birth mother until after her death.

Unlike many other callers, Mary does not want to know who her biological mother is. Born in a nursing home in Percy Place, she has always felt loved and only found out in her 20's that she was adopted.

Sinead told Joe about her quest to find her father, including a meeting in a pub with his wife. She spoke very movingly about adoptive children not having a sense of identity.  

Lawyer Andrea Martin brought up an interesting legal point about assisting people to search for relatives.  Elizabeth, Joan and Mary shared their stories with us.

 

Mother & Baby Homes

Rounding up an extaordinary week of mother and baby stories on Liveline.

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