Breda O’Brien: Shiny, secular Ireland still fails children

As our past is systematically vilified, are we blind to the darkness in the present?

This week alone, there was yet another damning report from Geoffrey Shannon pointing towards  a systemically flawed after-hours service for vulnerable children

This week alone, there was yet another damning report from Geoffrey Shannon pointing towards a systemically flawed after-hours service for vulnerable children

I have been thinking about my mother a lot recently. She will be 18 years dead this October.

I find myself remembering odd things, like finding her wedding dress and realising that it had obviously been let out at the waist.

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