Minister Makes First Comments On Baby Mixup

Written 2 weeks ago by Newsroom

The Children’s Minister is describing as “awful” the baby mixup which led to a complaint being lodged with Mullingar Gardai.

Seventy one year old Helen Maguire placed her newborn in the care of St Patrick’s Guild for six weeks – but discovered 50 years later the wrong child was returned to her.

Minister Katherine Zappone says there have been difficult and very shameful parts of our past.

She’s glad Tusla is assisting the women involved.

Ms Maguire hopes to meet her biological daughter soon.

It’s believed she had been adopted by a married couple in Dublin.