New Island Books - 25 Years a-Growing

Mike Milotte

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Mike Milotte is a prominent print and television journalist. After almost 20 years as a senior reporter/presenter with Irish Television’s Prime Time programme, where he won numerous awards for his documentaries, Mike went freelance in 2009. His two-part programme, Freefall, which tells the story of Ireland’s economic and financial collapse, won the 2010 Irish Film & Television Award for best documentary in current affairs. In 2012 he published a greatly expanded and updated version of his bestselling 1997 book, Banished Babies: The Secret History of Ireland’s Baby Export Business, which meticulously exposes the scandal surrounding the dispatch of thousands of ‘illegitimate’ Irish children to the USA for adoption. Mike lives in London.