Merely human waste to be disposed of
We need to know why the death rate among 'illegitimate' children was so high
Published 08/06/2014 | 02:30
How come hundreds of children died in the care of a Catholic Church institution in Tuam? And how come some – if not all – of them were disposed of like spoiled fruit? Dumped beside a septic tank. Why did it happen?
What do we know about this country that might explain how such a thing could happen?
And let's leave aside the unbearable thought that there were more – many more – children, in other locations, who had similarly short lives and who were disposed of with similar lack of human dignity.