Christine's brave decision to talk about the abuse she suffered as a child made Ireland a better place
Published 12/03/2014 | 02:30
Once in a generation a person comes along who singlehandedly forces significant and fundamental societal change.
Courageous child abuse campaigner Christine Buckley, who passed away yesterday at the age of 67 after losing a long battle with cancer, has her name firmly counted as one of these game changers.
A hugely important figure in modern Ireland, Christine told a lot of hard truths and used her own horrific story not for personal gain but to give a voice to the thousands who suffered silently and brutally for years in our industrial schools.