The early years of the NSPCC in Ireland
Luddy, Maria. (2009) The early years of the NSPCC in Ireland. Eire - Ireland, Vol.44 (No.1-2 Sp. Iss. SI). pp. 62-90. ISSN 0013-2683Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1353/eir.0.0034
In 1892, the Dublin Aid Committee (NSPCC)1 synopsized 16 of the 209 cases that had come to their attention the previous year. Among the cases that had been investigated, the following were typical examples: WS and Wife: neglecting their four children; two of whose heads were in a most shocking condition, as reported by the Medical Officer. The room when first visited by the Inspector, was almost devoid of furniture, and the bedding consisted of an old rotten mattress for the entire family. Evidence was forthcoming to prove that the parents were heavy drinkers, but the magistrate declined to convict, and postponed the case for a month to give time for improvement, signs of which have been observed since the case came under notice, owing, doubtless, to the case being closely watched by the society's Inspector. It was discovered that the man could sometimes earn £2 a week. M.A.F. An illegitimate child. Our inspector's attention was called to it. He visited it, but was unable to detect very much wrong at the time; warned the mother to look well after it. He saw it again in about...
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Arts > History|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children -- History, Child welfare -- Ireland -- Dublin -- History -- 19th century, Child welfare -- Ireland -- Dublin -- History -- 20th century|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Eire - Ireland|
|Publisher:||Irish American Cultural Institute|
|Number:||No.1-2 Sp. Iss. SI|
|Number of Pages:||29|
|Page Range:||pp. 62-90|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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