Monday 20 August 2018

Outrage is futile - what we need is the State to protect our children

Local historian Catherine Corless at the site of the mass grave of children who died in Tuam Mother and Baby Home in Galway Photo: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Local historian Catherine Corless at the site of the mass grave of children who died in Tuam Mother and Baby Home in Galway Photo: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Colette Browne

Colette Browne

Can we dispense with the expressions of shock please? There may be revulsion, yes; disgust, certainly; but not shock.

None of us can honestly profess to be shocked that the existence of a mass grave, crammed with the remains of hundreds of infants and toddlers, has been confirmed at the site of the Tuam Mother and Baby Home.

Historian Catherine Corless told us it was there in 2014. She said the bodies of these children had been discarded in a septic tank, treated with as much disdain in death as they had been in life.

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