Tuesday 12 December 2017

'Non-existent' fathers need to show some responsibility

A plaque at the mother-and-baby home in Tuam, Co Galway
A plaque at the mother-and-baby home in Tuam, Co Galway

* I've got to thinking lately that this little country of ours should scrap the title 'Isle of Saints and Scholars' and instead be known as the 'Island of Immaculate Conceptions'.

For it would appear that an inordinately high number of Irish babies, past and present, have come into this world without any male involvement in the process at all.

As the sickening revelations about the thousands of Irish women and children who were condemned to live and die in religious institutions continue to emerge, I'm struck by the fact that not a single father seems to have existed in this whole sad and deplorable saga.

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