Una Mullally: Tuam scandal shines a light on Ireland’s darkness

The shaming, secrecy and barbarity of the Catholic Church is still in force today

Protesters who marched on the Department of Children and Youth Affairs in 2014 in relation to the Tuam graves and deaths of infants in Irish institutions. Photograph: Alan Betson

Protesters who marched on the Department of Children and Youth Affairs in 2014 in relation to the Tuam graves and deaths of infants in Irish institutions. Photograph: Alan Betson

‘Every time you think you’ve exhausted the depravity of Catholic Ireland, you’re reminded that your imagination is insufficiently dark.”

The writer Damien Owens tweeted that as the horrors of the so-called mother-and-baby home in Tuam snapped into focus last week.

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