A Guarded Life
IRELAND AM POPULAR NON-FICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR 2020 – Shortlisted
In 1984, Majella Moynihan, a young garda recruit, gave birth to a baby boy. Charged with breaching An Garda Síochána’s disciplinary rules – for having premarital sex with another guard, becoming pregnant, and having a child – she was pressured to give up her baby for adoption or face dismissal, a decision that would have devastating impacts on her life. A courageous account of hope and resilience.