Christine Buckley from Dublin South 1997 .
The horrific abuse carried out in Goldenbridge Orphanage came to light via the ‘Dear Daughter’ RTE documentary, which told Christine Buckleys story. She became central to the fight for recognition of the abuses that were carried out in State Institutions. … that eventually led to the Ryan Report and the more recent Murphy Report.
This is from 1997 , so is pre the ‘States of Fear’ documentary which was another in a series of catalysts for the Church and State to admit their guilt.
She polled 1,268 votes.