Commission of Investigation into the Tuam Mother and Baby Home

I spoke in the Seanad about the Tuam Mother and Baby Home in the context of Ireland's appalling history of institutional violence and the culture of denial. I called for the long-overdue separation of church and state in our country.

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Senator Higgins congratulates "tireless" activists on historic equality vote for Northern Ireland

The House of Commons voted today to advance marriage equality and abortion access in Northern Ireland if no assembly is formed by October 21st. 

Senator Higgins said in relation to the vote "This vote is an important and historic step towards marriage equality and abortion rights in Northern Ireland and is the result of the tireless work of activists who have fought for this progress for years".