Kerry Babies Tribunal

The full report is available here.

An excellent account of the case is Tom Inglis, ‘Sexual Transgressions and Scapegoats: A Case Study from Modern Ireland’, available here.


Hear Vicky and Yvonne discuss the re-writing of the Report:


  • Nell McCafferty, A Woman to Blame: the Kerry Babies case, (Attic Press, 1985)
  • Gerard Colleran and Michael O’Regan. “Dark Secrets: The Inside Story of Joanne Hayes and the Kerry Babies.” (1985)
  • Gene Kerrigan, ‘How to Handle a Scandal: The Kerry Babies Affair’Fortnight, No. 229 (Nov. 18 – Dec. 1, 1985), pp. 7-8
  • Gene Kerrigan, “The Kerry Babies Case’.” Magill (1985): 16-51.
  • Mary Holland, “The Kerry Babies.” New Statesman 109 (1985): 25.
  • P O’Mahony, ‘The Kerry Babies Case: Towards a Social Psychological Analysis’, The Irish Journal of Psychology Volume 13, Issue 2, (1992) 223
  • Moira J. Maguire, ‘The changing face of Catholic Ireland: Conservatism and liberalism in the Ann Lovett and Kerry Babies scandals’, Feminist Studies vol.27 No.2 (2001) 335
  • T Inglis, ‘Honour, Pride and Shame in Rural Ireland The Case of the Kerry Babies’, AMSTERDAMS SOCIOLOGISCH TIJDSCHRIFT; VOL 28, NUMB 1; 495-512 (2001) (in English)
  • T Inglis, ‘Sexual transgression and scapegoats: a case study from modern Ireland’, Sexualities 2002
  • Tom Inglis, Truth, Power and Lies: Irish Society and the Case of the Kerry Babies (Dublin: University College of Dublin Press, 2005)