State is sick to allow church rule wards

After a period of penance, the hierarchy is again testing its strength on legal abortion in a major hospital, Gene Kerrigan

PRO-ETHOS: Nuns and staff at the Mater Hospital during the funeral of Eamon de Valera in 1975 when church and State were closely aligned 75 . STATE FUNERAL FOR DEV .. Nuns and staff at the Mater Hospital awaiting the funeral cortege of the late President Eamonn de Valera who was buried in Glasnevin cemetery 3rd.Sept 1975 Pic Donal Doherty INDP PIC indo pic Scanned from the NPA archives.

Gene Kerrigan

It's important to remember that only a very small percentage of Irish Catholic priests raped and abused children. Though estimates vary, there are some that put the figure as low as around 4 per cent. A lot of entirely innocent priests were subjected to unwarranted suspicion.