Diarmaid Ferriter: Tuam scandal was due to a unique obsession

Ireland’s long moral panic led to extraordinary and dehumanising situations

Once again, we have witnessed a torrid, angry, emotional week in which demands for truth and justice abounded and enveloped discussion of the Tuam mother and baby home controversy.

Once again, Enda Kenny opined solemnly in the Dáil about the horrors of the Irish past after his speechwriters reached for new, more florid denunciations.

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