Friday 24 November 2017

Martina Devlin: Raw courage of Una and the questions she forces us to ask

WHEN a parent kills their trusting young child, it is an act expressive of such despair that it bypasses understanding. Contravening every nurturing instinct and natural law, it is so aberrant that we prefer not to dwell on it.

Each case is reported in the media, a national intake of breath follows, and the phenomenon is pushed under the carpet.

Yet as we avert our gaze from these unnatural child deaths, often occurring as part of parental suicide, they continue to happen in Ireland at a rate of about two a year.

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