Saturday 29 April 2017

Don't rush to judgment over the Tuam babies scandal

Schoolgirls pay their respects at the site of the unmarked grave at the mother and babies home in Tuam, Co Galway. Photo: Andy Newman
Schoolgirls pay their respects at the site of the unmarked grave at the mother and babies home in Tuam, Co Galway. Photo: Andy Newman
Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

It is frightening that so many letters to the editor, articles, programmes, and interviews are already apportioning "blame" for the deaths of babies and young children found in Tuam, and in possibly many other sites throughout Ireland.

Frightening, because they involve an impatient rush to judgment - well before the agreed facts of what took place have been fully collected, described, and analysed.

In describing what took place in the Tuam Mother and Baby Home, some on social media have, disturbingly, exploited the use of the word "Holocaust".

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