Eilish O’Regan: Heartfelt pledges of reform but there are so many concerns
THE condemnation is always long and heartfelt. But the handwringing which follows the catalogue of reports into how children were failed by the State is shortlived.
We have been here many times before.
As many as 16 statutory reports into child protection have been ordered in the past two decades, and yesterday's inquiry into child deaths is promised to be the final watershed.