The terrible states of fear
Sir - I read the article about Dr Randles and the letters in reply (Sunday Independent, July 16 and 23).
I, too, suffered corporal punishment at the hands of the Christian Brothers, but I am now mature enough to know that they were not entirely to blame. At that, time young boys were very much under the control of their mothers and we all know that to have a priest or brother in the family raised the status of that family in the community.
But I write about another feature of our society at that time. As well as corporal punishment we had to endure an even worse matter.