Nun gives evidence at NI abuse inquiry

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A nun in her 70s has been giving evidence to Northern Ireland’s Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry in Banbridge.

The inquiry is examining what took place at 13 residential institutions run by churches, religious denominations, voluntary organisations and the state between 1922 and 1995.

It heard this morning that the nun and another member of the Sisters of Nazareth order were looking after more than 60 boys at the Termonbacca boys’ home in Derry in the late 1950s.

The nun said she entered the order as a 17-year-old and took up her job in Derry two years later. She had no formal training in childcare.

Several former residents made allegations of physical and verbal abuse about her in earlier hearings.

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