Ireland didn't cherish all its children equally. We still don't
It is too late to help the 800 children whose bodies were dumped in a septic tank in Co Galway, but there are thousands of children living in poverty and suffering from neglect today who can be saved.
Speaking about the shocking discovery of hundreds of tiny corpses in a mass grave in Tuam, Children's Minister Charlie Flanagan said it was "a reminder of a darker past in Ireland".
The notion that back then, in a dim and distant past, Ireland didn't cherish all of its children equally is both distressing and reassuring.