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There will be other Roscommons, other children endure agony

We are doomed to repeat awful failures because the child-protection system doesn't work, says Phil Mac Giolla Bhain

Published 31/10/2010 | 05:00

WHAT happens when a serious systemic problem that everyone knows about is not tackled? Simple. We get to relive the same events over and over.

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When the 'Roscommon incest' case came to court in January 2009, I was interviewed by Ivan Yates, the former Fine Gael TD on the radio show The Right Hook.

Ivan opened the interview by stating that he was "shocked and disturbed" about the details of the case.

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