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Handling of baby Alannah case is in stark contrast to how gardai treat domestic violence

This despicable crime has been relegated to the bottom rung, writes Susan O'Keeffe

19th May, 2016
Does anyone care enough about domestic violence?

When the body of a tiny baby was found recently at a recycling plant in Wicklow, An Garda Siochana (AGS) came forward very quickly and asked the baby’s mother to get in touch. Listening to them on radio, I was struck by the effort being made by the garda spokesperson to use kinder, warmer, more human language. It may have been somewhat stilted, but the term ‘mum’ was used a number of times. In later...

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