Shane Dunphy: It's an uncomfortable truth -- but women are also abusers
Published 19/07/2011 | 05:00
A MOTHER of eight was jailed last week for eight years for the most horrific and disturbing physical and psychological abuse of her children, which included stabbing, burning, imprisonment, and starvation.
That the children survived at all is testament to their strength and character.
The fact that the nightmare these children survived took place in caravans amid the rural, wooded areas of Galway (the family are members of the Travelling community) gives it an otherworldly, unreal quality.