Monday 12 November 2018

A cruel new take on Kerry babies

Gene Kerrigan

Gene Kerrigan

IT'S no surprise that Joanne Hayes wants to stop both of the proposed movies about the Kerry Babies controversy. Over 20 years ago, she went through a devastating time as the State publicly poked at her open wounds. She is bound to object to being dragged again into the public eye.

Trouble is - while the Kerry Babies controversy stomped all over Joanne Hayes, it wasn't really about her. It was about the police. It was about finding out how the police went about their business, and how they achieved certain results.

In 1984, a newborn baby was found stabbed on the beach at Cahirciveen. As it happened, members of the Garda Murder Squad were available to bolster the efforts of the local gardai.

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