Tuesday 17 July 2018

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.

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