Uncovering the truth about concealed pregnancies
No one over a certain age can ever forget the name Ann Lovett. I was the same age as Ann was when the tragic story broke - and it is forever etched on my memory.
It was a shameful episode in our country's social history.
At just 15 years old, Ann left her school in Co Longford on a wet and windy day and made her way to the local grotto, where she gave birth to a baby boy under a statue of the Virgin Mary.