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# Industrial School

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# Industrial School
'The brother whipped him until his back was bleeding, then gave him an orange to keep quiet'
Joe McAveety was born in a mother and baby home and grew up in industrial schools which were rife with physical and sexual abuse.
# Industrial School
'The beatings were regular and we worked until our fingers bled': My childhood in an industrial school
Mary Harney shares her personal story on a day where the fate of records of the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes was debated on the Dáil floor.
# Committee Against Torture
'The door to her cell was bolted': Magdalene survivor takes case against Ireland to UN
Elizabeth Coppin’s complaint will be heard by the UN’s Committee Against Torture.
# difficult past
The Artane Band says it won't be changing its name despite industrial school history
A council motion has been tabled calling for it to change.