Thursday 14 December 2017

It was a 'good cop, bad cop' routine from the coalition leaders

TAOISEACH Enda Kenny took care not to blame the Catholic Church for the "national shame" of the Magdalene Laundries – in marked contrast to the hard-hitting approach of Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore.

He only mentioned the Catholic Church once in his much-praised Dail speech, whereas Mr Gilmore managed to fit in six fairly damning references.

The Labour leader spoke about how the State "bowed" to the Catholic Church and "colluded" with it and how the moment of justice for the Magdalene women began with rolling back the "dominance" of one church.

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