Thursday 23 November 2017

'Everyone's doing it' is no defence

DAVID Quinn attempts to argue that a full investigation into the sins of the past should be resisted (Irish Independent, March 19), despite Archbishop Martin's admission that it may be the only way forward.

As Mr Quinn well knows, what happened between 1997 and 2010 were the Ryan and Murphy reports and the shocking realisation that Brendan Smyth's terrible crimes were only the tip of the iceberg.

Lengthy comparisons with Germany are negated by the massive role played by the Roman Catholic Church in education in Ireland.

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