1984: An annus horribilis for Irish women

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1984: An annus horribilis for Irish women
1984: An annus horribilis for Irish women

In the summer of 1984, Justice Noel Ryan delivered his verdict in the case of a young woman who’d been pilloried and punished for having a baby out of wedlock while living ‘in sin’ with the father. Finding that she had been rightfully sacked for setting a bad example, he declared: “In other places women are being condemned to death for this sort of offence.”
Source: Irish