Kerry babies tragedy: Apology and questions

Inside Politics: It has not been explained how the Hayes family came to sign statements in Garda custody that implicated them

Joanne Hayes leaves the tribunal of enquiry into the Kerry babies tragedy in June 1985. Photograph: The Irish Times

Joanne Hayes leaves the tribunal of enquiry into the Kerry babies tragedy in June 1985. Photograph: The Irish Times

The papers this morning are full of the awful story of the Kerry babies, which transfixed and horrified the country 33 years ago.

Gardai yesterday apologised to Kerry woman Joanne Hayes for charging her with the murder of a baby, washed up on a beach near Cahirsiveen with 28 stab wounds.

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