Saturday 16 December 2017

Susan Lohan: Philomena cheered by stars while the State turns deaf ear

Philomena Lee with Dame Judi Dench, the star of the film about her
Philomena Lee with Dame Judi Dench, the star of the film about her

Susan Lohan

THE ‘real' Philomena Lee, subject of the film Philomena, deserves the admiration and thanks of Ireland's forgotten adopted people and their natural mothers for her undaunting campaign to have this dark chapter of our history highlighted.

 

Thanks to the determination of this dignified 80-year-old lady, her daughter Jane, writer Martin Sixsmith, film producer Steve Coogan and movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, we have the spectre of international condemnation of the Irish crime of forced adoption. Such a spectre was raised with the appearance of Philomena before a Golden Globes audience in Hollywood on Sunday.

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