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Baby home survivors fight Revenue over inheritance tax ‘discrimination’

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PJ Haverty, a survivor of the Tuam Mother and Baby Home

PJ Haverty, a survivor of the Tuam Mother and Baby Home

PJ Haverty, a survivor of the Tuam Mother and Baby Home

A number of survivors of institutional care have hit out over inheritance tax rules which some claim forced them to sell their land.

In the years before adoption was given full recognition in Ireland, children in institutional care were fostered out to families under as system known as ‘boarding out’.

Farm families were among the most common professions to foster children under the system.


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