Letters: A man out of time, swimming against the tide
I read Dr Noel Browne's book 'Against the Tide' 25 years ago and found it to be incredible. I took it down and read it again recently and found it to be totally credible.
What had changed in the meantime? Answer: Philomena Lee's story, the Magdalene Laundries, the various reports on child abuse, the recent revelations about the mother and child homes and the demise of the staunch pillars of Irish society.
Noel, who was a friend of the mother and child, wrote about the devotion of the Irish women to their religion.