Rush to moralise over Tuam has run ahead of the facts

While the home was an awful, tragic place, it was not necessarily a site of insanity or evil

The site where the remains of children were found at the Tuam mother and baby home. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/EPA

The site where the remains of children were found at the Tuam mother and baby home. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/EPA

There is something deeply disturbing, ghoulish even, in the media and political discussion of the Tuam mother and baby home.

No one, apart from a handful of Catholic extremists, denies that conditions in the home were grim, and that the women and children who lived and died there were gravely wronged.

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