Time to shine a light on the trafficking of children

The truth about the treatment of babies as ‘commodities’ to be traded at home and abroad could be one scandal too far

12th March, 2017

Burying deep is something we are still very good at.

The Taoiseach once again found the appropriate words to fit the moment when he told the Dáil last week that the site where the bodies of babies were found in Tuam was not just a burial ground, but a “social and cultural sepulchre”.

We didn’t just dig to hide away the dead bodies of tiny children, but to hide compassion, humanity...

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