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Published 20/07/2014 | 02:30

Anne Ferris, TD, Labour deputy for Wicklow
Anne Ferris, TD, Labour deputy for Wicklow

I never played childhood games with this sister. I never fought with her over toys… She was not handed down my old clothes. We did not go to school together or to discos and nor did we fight over boys. She does not know my children and I have never met hers. We look very alike but… that is the only aspect of our lives that we share.I never played childhood games with this sister. I never fought with her over toys… She was not handed down my old clothes. We did not go to school together or to discos and nor did we fight over boys. She does not know my children and I have never met hers. We look very alike but… that is the only aspect of our lives that we share. -- Anne Ferris, TD, (59) who met her sister two weeks ago for the first time since both were adopted separately as infants.

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