Please remove stigma of my conviction
I AM a lady of 76 and when Bertie Ahern made his apology in 1999, I had one thing on my mind -- the conviction I received in 1935 would be expunged.
I was less than two when I was taken to a District Court in Clane, Co Kildare, and received a 14-year sentence. I suffered the indignity of the Goldenbridge Industrial School for all 14 of those years.
I have been reading the article by Dearbhail McDonald ('State refuses to wipe clean records of young "offenders"', Irish Independent, May 22), which refers to children over the age of 12.